John McCain 2008

"My Christmas Story"
30-second ad run in NH and SC announced Dec. 20, 2007. 

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[Music] McCain (voiceover): One night, after being mistreated as a POW, a guard loosened the ropes binding me, easing my pain.

On Christmas, that same guard approached me, and without saying a word, he drew a cross in the sand.

We stood wordlessly looking at the cross, remembering the true light of Christmas.

I will never forget that no matter where you are, no matter how difficult the circumstances, there will always be someone who will pick you up.

May you and your family have a blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays.

I'm John McCain and I approve this message.


Notes: From the press release:
"This ad tells the inspiring story of John McCain, whose spirit was lifted by the compassion of a Good Samaritan during one of his darkest hours, revealing the true light of Christmas and the holiday season," said Sergeant Major Paul Chevalier (Ret.), Chair of the New Hampshire Veterans for McCain Coalition. "It's a powerful reminder that regardless of how difficult the circumstance, simple acts of compassion can bring hope to us all."