McCain, MoveOn Unveil New Ads

John McCain is focusing on the environment today, and he has a new ad out in Oregon staking out a middle ground between global warming deniers and those who advocate steps such as significant tax increases to address the issue.

In the spot, McCain tells voters he believes climate change is real – but suggests that doesn't mean "high taxes and crippling regulation" are the answer to the problem.

"Our environment in peril, oil and food prices out of control, climate change wreaks havoc with deadly weather," an announcer says as the spot opens. "One extreme thinks high taxes and crippling regulation is the solution. Another denies the problem even exists. There's a better way."

McCain then begins to speak. "I believe that climate change is real," he says. "It's not just a greenhouse gas issue. It's a national security issue. We have an obligation to future generations to take action and fix it."

Watch it:

In other advertising news, MoveOn.org, the liberal advocacy group, has announced the winner of its "Obama in 30 Seconds" contest, in which a panel that included a number of celebrities chose one of the more than 1,100 spots submitted to the group. The winning ad, "Obamacan," features lifelong Republican and former US Air Force Staff Sergeant John Weiler discussing why he is supporting Barack Obama. MoveOn says it will spend $200,000 to run the spot on national cable and in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Colorado.