Campaign Spam: McCain Ad

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Press Office

Thursday, January 3, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today launched a new television ad in Michigan. The ad, entitled “American Reformer,” highlights John McCain’s unrivaled record of fighting for change in Washington, including standing up to corrupting special interests, eliminating wasteful and irresponsible earmark spending, and foresight in advocating a new strategy in Iraq over four years ago.

The Detroit News today endorsed John McCain for president, writing in part:

“On the Republican side, we believe Arizona Sen. John McCain is the candidate who is best qualified to lead the nation. … McCain’s longtime presidential ambitions are at last aligned with the needs of the nation. …

“No matter whose ox is being gored, John McCain puts the country first. He is the leading critic of congressional earmarks to fund pork-barrel projects. He has co-sponsored campaign reforms to slow the influence of money in politics. He will use the veto pen if necessary to curb the growth of the federal government (nearly 50 percent during the past seven years). …

“McCain is already a respected national leader with a strong grasp of foreign and military affairs. He would be well received on the international stage where his experience and judgment would fortify American leadership. …

“McCain doesn’t have an identity problem. In Iowa, while other candidates pay homage to the ethanol economy, McCain has stuck to his opposition to massive ethanol subsidies. He has also stood firmly for expanding troop levels in Iraq, even though it has cost him the support of some of the independent voters who backed his run in 2000. …”

Read full Detroit News editorial endorsing John McCain for president


Script for “American Reformer” (:30-TV)

JOHN MCCAIN: “Since I’ve been in Washington, I’ve made a lot of people angry.

“I upset corrupt lobbyists and special interests when I passed campaign finance reform.

“I made the Pentagon angry when I took on Rumsfeld and said we needed a different strategy in Iraq.

“I angered the big spenders in Congress by opposing their pork projects and calling for ethics reform.

“I don’t like the business as usual crowd in Washington. But I love America. I love her enough to make some people angry.

“I’m John McCain and I approve this message.”