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Thursday, August 28, 2008

John McCain Ad Playing During Barack Obama's Speech says 'Congratulations'

The McCain campaign will be airing an ad during the network coverage of Obama's acceptance speech given at the Invesco Field in Denver. John McCain speaks to the camera and congratulates Barack Obama.
Many have preemptively criticized for what they assumed would be a direct attack against Barack Obama, via network commercials during Barack Obama's acceptance speech, with a first of it's kind ad from the McCain campaign.

The ad is out and contrary to massive speculation earlier in the day, John McCain uses the moment to congratulate Barack Obama.

Text of the ad shown above:

"Senator Obama, this is truly a good day for America. Too often the achievements of our opponents go unnoticed. So I wanted to stop and say, congratulations. How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day. Tomorrow, we'll be back at it. But tonight Senator, job well done."

The ad will be running Thursday on national cable television channels before and after Obama's address.

The Obama campaign, via ABC's Political Punch, says it was "a very nice gesture" with Obama campaign manager stating, "We appreciate that. I wish more of his ads had that tone. But for tonight we appreciate it and will congratulate him next week on his nomination."

Kudos to John McCain.... stroke of genius Dude.