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Dem convention: McCain congratulates Obama

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm in Political conventions.

On the same night Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech in Denver, presumed Republican nominee John McCain released a new ad:

All week, Democrats have openly expressed appreciation for McCain’s service to the U.S. as a Marine who spent 5 1/2 years in a Vietnamese prison camp and decades in the Senate while decrying his politics.

Now, McCain is returning the favor.

The television ad is called “Convention Night.” It features McCain offering his congratulations to Obama, the first African-American to be nominated for president by a major political party.

Per the McCain campaign, view the ad here:

Or, here is the script:

JOHN MCCAIN: Senator Obama, this is truly a good day for America.

Too often the achievements of our opponents go unnoticed. So I wanted to stop and say, congratulations.

How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day. Tomorrow, we’ll be back at it. But tonight Senator, job well done.

I’m John McCain and I approved this message.


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  • Kelly

    Is it just me? or did his mannerisms, speech, and posture all look like a little George W???

    This was a nice move.