The Democratic National Committee has released a new ad that uses John McCain from 2000 rejecting the use of attack ads, in response to McCain’s current plan to start a “newly aggressive assault on Senator Barack Obamas character.” The ad starts by showing a montage of McCain attack ads. Then they have an interview with John McCain from the 2000 campaign aboard the straight talk express bus. McCain says, “Uh, I, I just have to rely on the good judgment of the voters not to buy into these negative attack ads. Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you dont have much of a vision for the future or you’re not ready to articulate it.” I guess he is having a hard articulating right now.
Here is the ad from the DNC, “Negative Attack Ads”;