John McCain has released a new ad called “Original Mavericks” where he claims that McCain/Palin represents real change. As proof he rolls out several example of change, “He fights pork barrel spending. She stopped the bridge to nowhere.” The announcer goes on to say, “He took on the drug industry. She took on big oil.” They both took on republicans. Then the announcer claims, “They’ll make history. They’ll change Washington.” They seem to be attacking Obama at his roots. So far his biggest claim to fame is his theme of change and his history making campaign so far. It is true that whoever wins, it will be a presidency of historic proportions. For one thing it will be the first time that we spent over a billion dollars on campaigning to elect a president. It is also true that whoever wins will be a change from the last eight years despite all the Obama rhetoric to the contrary.
Here is John McCain’s ad, “Original Mavericks”;