John McCain 2008

"Love America Enough"
60-second ad run in NH, announced Nov. 26, 2007.  Also a 30-second version.

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[Music] McCain:  Since I've been in Washington, I've made a lot of people angry.

I made defense contractors angry when I blew the whistle on a $30 billion dollar boondoggle and the culprits were sent to jail.

I upset the special interests and Washington lobbyists when I passed campaign finance reform.

I made the Pentagon angry when I criticized Rumsfeld's Iraq strategy, and I upset the media when I supported the strategy that's now succeeding.

I angered the big spenders in Congress when I called for earmark and spending reform.  No more $233 million dollar bridges to nowhere or $74 million for peanut storage in a defense spending bill.

I didn't go to Washington to win the Mr. Congeniality award.

I went to Washington to serve my country.

I might not 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.


Notes: McCain talking directly to the camera.  Text screens read "Reformer," "Took On The Pentagon," "Spending Reform," "Service," and "Love of Country."

Observations: It is a bit curious to employ the "angry" theme, since one of the knocks against McCain is his temper and that he is angry.