Obama for America
|Obama (voiceover): I'm
Barack Obama and I approved this message.
[Music] Male Announcer: We've seen what Bush-McCain policies have done to our economy.
Now John McCain wants to do the same to our health care.
McCain just published an article praising Wall Street deregulation...
Said he reduce oversight of the health insurance industry too...
Just "as we have done over the last decade in banking"...
Increasing costs and threatening coverage.
A prescription for disaster.
John McCain. A risk we just can't afford to take.
Notes: This ad
was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America
Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI. McCain campaign spokesman
Tucker Bounds responded with this statement:
Notes: The McCain campaign responded thusly...
“Barack Obama has once again lied
and distorted in order to hide his own failed judgment on the major
issues facing this country. Senator McCain continues to support
health care policies that would allow Americans to have better access
to more affordable healthcare across state lines–this isn’t dangerous
deregulation, it’s common sense. More than two years ago, while
Barack Obama was burnishing his credentials for MoveOn.org in
preparation for his White House bid, John McCain was pushing for major
reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Two years later, it’s the
same story–Barack Obama is playing politics while John McCain works for
reform.” —Tucker Bounds, spokesman McCain-Palin 2008