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McCain Airing New Ad in Pennsylvania

With one week until the Pennsylvania primary, John McCain doesn't want the two Democratic candidates getting all the attention. His new ad, "Ignite," strikes a bipartisan tone, saying that McCain will do what he can to fix the nation's economy.

The script:

"As President, John McCain will take the best ideas from both parties to spur innovation, invest in people and create jobs.

"Taxes -- simpler, fairer. Energy -- cleaner, cheaper. Healthcare -- portable and affordable. Workers retrained, mortgage debt restructured, education transformed.

"Initiatives that will unite us and ignite our economy.

"Big ideas for serious problems. John McCain."

Watch the ad:

Separately, the independent Democratic group called Progressive Media USA is planning to air its first major TV ad against McCain.

"Out of Touch" is a classic attack ad, tying together video clips of President Bush and McCain saying similar things about the nation's economy. The group says it wants to "inform the American people about the risks of conservative policies and ensure progressive voices are heard in the issues debate."

Here's the ad:

As first reported by Politico, Progressive Media USA plans a four-month $40 million ad campaign. The group promises to "create a permanent communications infrastructure to counter the right-wing message machine and amplify the progressive message across television, radio, print media and the Internet."

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 15, 2008; 8:01 AM ET John McCain
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TWO REPUBLICANS GANGING UP ON OBAMA.....B-U-T.....

"McCain Echoes Clinton Attacks" it says. Interesting piece of camaraderie by two "regular/loyal Americans" (as described by Bill Clinton). It is noteworthy how much they are in agreement as they gang up on Barack Obama, the leading Democratic candidate. After all, isn't that what Republicans are supposed to do? (She's not a Republican....well, she sures sounds like one to me.)

I particularly loved reading that Dan Rooney, legendary owner of the many-time world champion Pittsburgh Steelers has endorsed Obama. And, I read with delight:

Rep. Mike Doyle (D), an undecided superdelegate who represents Pittsburgh and surrounding towns in the Monongahela Valley, said yesterday that he was not particularly troubled by Obama's comments.

"I don't disagree with a lot of what he said. My dad was a mill worker. My grandfather was a steel mill worker, and when the steel industry collapsed, nobody's family was hurt more than mine," Doyle said. "It's not inaccurate to say a lot of politicians have come through these towns, made a lot of promises and failed to deliver. I thought he was spot-on when he said how people feel."

He added that Obama's unexpected endorsement yesterday by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney "carries a hell of a lot more weight than the blowup over his comments about small-town residents."

Well, my day was made, already. But, then, it got even better;

Rep. David E. Price, an uncommitted Democrat from North Carolina, which holds its primary May 6, said his frustrations are with Clinton, for the potential damage she has inflicted.

"Senator Obama could have chosen better words, but it seems to me that he's stating the obvious," Price said. "People are feeling a great deal of economic stress, anxiety, and there is a certain amount of anger out there. . . . I think it's most unfortunate that opponents simply pounce, particularly opponents in his own party."

To me, these statements and events indicate that, though Hillary Clinton is trying to throw the kitchen sink at Barack Obama, she missed the mark again. By the way, has she no "positives" about her or her husband that she can tout? Why she gotta always be throwing something...

Just some comments from an ol small town (Savannah, GA) Republican supporting a Democrat for President....I ain't bitter at all...

Henry T. Wilfong Jr., MBA, CPA
President, National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses

Former Appointee of Governor and President Ronald Reagan
Member, Bush-Cheney Transition Team-Small Business Advisory Group
Co-Chair, Obama Unity Committee/Black Republicans for Obama

Posted by: Henry T. Wilfong | April 15, 2008 3:08 PM

I do not hear McCain talking about killing the automatic 50% tax increase scheduled for 2010.

See the Wall Street Journal article
"The Coming Tax Bomb"

Posted by: cyberbian | April 16, 2008 1:50 AM

McCain's taken an ad out of the Obama playbook. Say great things "taxes, fairer", "energy, cleaner cheaper", "healthcare affordable" then show McCain. Even though we don't know how he's going to do these things or what specficially in each issue will be addressed.

All fluff about generics.

Posted by: Andrew | April 16, 2008 1:53 AM

To hear Clinton described as a Republican by one commenter was surprising, she isn't; but what I liked was the endorsements of Obama by politicians and Dan Rooney. These were positive signs that policy debate may become more important than 'mud-slinging'. I am not a Republican or Democrat, I am a Libertarian; and seeing candidates debate policy is what I am really interested in.

Posted by: Hugh Haynsworth | April 16, 2008 2:07 AM

Let's just remember that Progressive Media USA is another George Soros sponsored organization. When one man can have this much affect on Presidential, Senate, and House elections through Moveon.Org, Media Matters, Progressive Media, and a host of other tenacled outlets, our democracy as we have know it is in trouble. Among a number of Senators and Representatives, he also has Senator Reed and Speaker Pelosi in his barn and now he is trying to get his guy, Barack Obama elected. The day one man gets control of both Houses of Congress and the White House we will have lost our democracy.
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Posted by: Ken Moyes | April 16, 2008 2:09 AM


The consumer is already ahead of politicians but can use the help.
       
In the recent violent fluctuations, and dire pronouncements, there is underlying good news coming right from the American consumer....
  
http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/04/ge-profits-drop-now-good-news.html
     
Not all is doom and gloom.

Posted by: PacificGatePost | April 16, 2008 2:56 AM

Mc Cain (McBush) is just a damm standin for Georgie Boy. You remember him. He was supposed to be President of USA, but it turns out Cheney is Pres. Bush is a nothing and McCain just hobbles along in their footsteps.

As for Obama. new motto: "VOTE FOR ME - I JUST HATE AMERICA AND AMERICANS" ISLAM, TONY REZKO, WRIGHT, THE BIGOT AND RACIST THAT OBAMA WORSHIPS, FARRAHKAN AND HIS BUNCH, OPRAH AND HER MONEY, these are the people who will help destroy America - and then comes JEB BUSH AND THE BUSH NAZI CLAN IS BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by: bob | April 16, 2008 11:22 PM

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