“Every time you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets,” an announcer says in the spot, which opens on a shot of a car’s gas tank. “Now Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with 2 million dollars in contributions. Because instead of taxing their windfall profits to help drivers, McCain wants to give them another 4 billion in tax breaks.”
The spot then cuts to a picture of McCain standing with President George W. Bush.
“After one president in the pocket of big oil, we can’t afford another,” the announcer says.
“Barack Obama: A windfall profits tax on big oil to give families a thousand dollar rebate. A president who’ll stand up for you.”
(Here’s a report from Campaign Money Watch on McCain’s ties to the oil industry.)