McCain promises to keep America safe
- Will take place on January 20, 2013
- Quoted on June 27, 2008
- Countdown Expired
- Votes 2
- Chance 50.0 %
- Influence 120
Republican John McCain's first major TV ad after knowing for sure that Barack Obama will be his competition is a stark, personal pitch to voters that he knows about war -- and knows how to keep America secure.
"Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," McCain says in the 30-second spot. "When I was five years old, my father left for war. My grandfather came home from war and died the next day."
"I was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years as a POW," he continues as historical images appear on the screen and sober music plays in the background. "Some of the friends I served with never came home. I hate war. And I know how terrible its costs are."
"I'm running for president to keep the country I love safe," McCain concludes.
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