McCain “Fights” As Obama Balks At Bush Remark


John McCain stars in two new commercials this morning – and neither’s very flattering.

The first comes from the Republican himself. Entitled “Fight,” the 60-second spot features Senator McCain doing his best impersonation of personable and promising, “The last eight years haven’t worked very well, have they? I’ll make the next four better.” Pam Spaulding can’t help but describe this show as a near “parody.” We’ve included the transcript down below.

The second commercial comes from McCain rival Barack Obama, whose team seized on McCain’s comments last night that he’s not George Bush. Insisted the Republican, “I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.”

Well, the Obama camp took those words and paired them with a McCain appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show, on which McCain bragged that he voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004. Not only that, says McCain, he did “everything in my power” to get Bush elected and reelected.

Watch it, after the jump…

Here’s the text of McCain’s ad:

The last eight years haven’t worked very well, have they?
I’ll make the next four better.
Your savings, your job and your financial security are under siege.
Washington is making it worse – bankrupting us with their spending.
Telling us paying higher taxes is “patriotic”?
And saying we need to “spread the wealth around”?
They refuse common sense solutions for energy independence.
So every day we send billions to the Middle East.
We need a new direction and I have a plan.
Your savings. We’ll rebuild them.
Your investments. They’ll grow again.
Energy. We’ll drill here and we’ll create a renewable energy economy.
Lower taxes and less spending will protect your job and create new ones.
That’ll restore our country.
Stand up with me, let’s fight for America.