12/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Closing McCain Ad Returns To His Biography

The McCain campaign put out on Friday what could be the last television ad it airs this cycle -- a largely biographical spot that includes footage of his POW years and concludes: "Don't hope for a stronger America. Vote for one. Join me."

The ad, titled "Freedom," is reminiscent of the type of spots the McCain campaign launched at the beginning of the general election when they weren't obsessed with scoring tactical points against Barack Obama and winning news cycles. People, generally, are compelled by McCain's story and know the Senator as a war hero. But that aspect of his biography has been diminished somewhat during the past few months, despite the fact that Obama often praises it and McCain frequently cites it.