|[Music] McCain: What
Democrats blamed Republicans, Republicans blamed Democrats.
We're the United States of America.
It shouldn't take a crisis to pull us together.
We need a President who can avert crisis.
Put people back to work.
Grow our economy.
And move people from surviving to thriving.
We need leadership without painful new taxes.
That will make our country strong again.
I'm John McCain and I approve this message.
| Notes: This is McCain's
first ad since "Convention
Night" (Aug. 28) which is a straight candidate to camera format,
i.e. him talking directly to the
camera without interwoven images or scenes. The Obama campaign
has done three
such ads recently; in contrast to the more rhetorical 30-second
McCain spot, the Obama ads are one- and two-minutes long, have no added
music, and are stronger in terms of including policy prescriptions.
Here is the response from the Obama campaign...
“In the latest sign of his increasingly erratic campaign, John McCain is actually running an ad attacking behavior that he himself exhibited in blaming this financial crisis on Barack Obama. What a week indeed,” said Obama-Biden spokesman Hari Sevugan.