John McCain 2008
"Love America Enough"
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.