“Our financial system in turmoil and John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy.”
The ad, slated to start running Monday on national cable, seeks to capitalize on John McCain’s response to the nation’s financial crisis while rebutting Republican attacks on Obama’s character.
As Congress worked to pass the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, McCain announced that he would suspend his campaign and skip the first presidential debate while he worked on a solution. He inevitably attended the debate even as the deal in Congress faltered.
Democrats say McCain tried to politicize the crisis with a campaign gimmick.
“No wonder his campaign has announced a plan to turn a page on the financial crisis, distract with dishonest, dishonorable assaults against Barack Obama,” the ad continues. “Struggling families can’t turn the page on this economy and we can’t afford another president who’s this out of touch.”
Brad Woodhouse on Fox & Friends:
McCain’s economic plan – color by numbers: