POLITICS
09/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama Ad: McCain's No "Original Maverick"

Yesterday, John McCain tried to reclaim his maverick title in an ad -- going so far as to say he was the original of the species. Today Barack Obama shoots back with an ad that quotes McCain agreeing with President Bush and ends with a picture of the two together.

"The original maverick? Or just more of the same?" the ad concludes. Watch it:

Transcript:

MCCAIN AD:
He's the original maverick.

SILENT SUPER:
Really?

MCCAIN:

The president and I agree on most issues. There was a recent study that showed that I voted with the president over ninety percent of the time...

VO:

John McCain supports Bush's tax cuts for millionaires, but nothing for a hundred million households.

He's for billions in new oil company giveaways, while gas prices soar.

And for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

The original maverick?

Or just more of the same?

I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.