McCain-Palin 2008 and RNC

30-second ad run in key states announced Sept. 12, 2008.


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[Flash SFX, cheers and chants of Obama] Female Announcer: He was the world's biggest celebrity, but his star's fading.  [SFX]

[Music] So they lashed out at Sarah Palin.

Dismissed her as "good looking."

That backfired, so they said she was doing, "what she was told."

Then desperately called Sarah Palin a liar.

How disrespectful.

And how Governor Sarah Palin proves them wrong, every day.

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

Notes: According to the press release, "The ad highlights the Obama campaign's desperate efforts to attack and smear Governor Sarah Palin. Yet, despite all their tactics, Governor Palin is demonstrating time and again that she will be the strong vice president our country needs."

The Obama campaign responded by sending out's analysis, which stated that the ad "goes down new paths of deception..." 

"It takes quotes from news organizations and uses them out of context in an effort to portray Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, as unfairly attacking Sarah Palin and making sexist remarks.  We've long been a critic of candidates (Obama included) usurping the credibility of independent news organizations and peddling false quotes, and this ad is particularly egregious."