McCain-Palin 2008 

"Original Mavericks"
30-second ad run on national cable and in key states announced Sept. 8, 2008.


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[Music] Male Announcer: The original mavericks.

He fights pork barrel spending.

She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.

He took on the drug industry.

She took on big oil.

He battled Republicans and reformed Washington.

She battled Republicans and reformed Alaska.

They'll make history.  They'll change Washington.

McCain.  Palin.

Real change.

 McCain (voiceover): I'm John McCain and I approve this message.

Notes: According to the campaign press release, "The ad highlights John McCain's and Governor Sarah Palin's record of bringing reform to government so that government fights for the people. Instead of talking about change, John McCain and Governor Palin have used their careers to bring change."

The Obama campaign responded thusly...

“Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.  John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time and he and Sarah Palin will continue Bush's economic policies, his health care policy, his education policy, his energy policy, and his foreign policy.  McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office.  That's the kind of politics people are tired of, and it's anything but change,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.