Sunday, January 10, 2010

John McCain says NOW is the time for tough talk??

Hey John....why didn't you run these ads in 08???

During the 2008 presidential campaign, John McCain defended candidate Barack Obama from critics McCain thought went to far, and cultivated his image as a "maverick" not beholden to the partisan dealings of his party. Now, in the first radio ads for his 2010 re-election campaign, McCain seems to be embracing the tough talk used by many of his Republican colleagues since Obama took office.

"He's lived trough a battle or two, vanquished many a foe," the voice-over begins. "But perhaps no battle is more important than the one John McCain fights now: a battle to save America."

"President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America," McCain says. "I stand in his way every day."

In another ad, the narrator offers a variation on that theme: "John McCain is leading the fight against President Obama every day...He is Arizona's last line of defense."