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New Obama Ad Ties McCain To Bush, McCain Ad Distances Himself

Two new ads out today center on President Bush. In his latest spot, Barack Obama uses John McCain's line from last night's presidential debate, where he exclaimed, "Senator Obama, I am not President Bush." An announcer continues: "True, but you did vote with Bush 90% of the time. Tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthy, but almost nothing for the middle class – same as Bush. Keep spending ten billion a month in Iraq while our own economy struggles – same as Bush. You may not be George Bush, but …" The ad ends with an older quote from McCain: "I voted with the President over 90% of the time, higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues." Watch it:

McCain's new ad features the candidate speaking directly to the camera: "The last eight years haven't worked very well, have they? I'll make the next four better. Your savings, your job and your financial security are under siege. Washington is making it worse - bankrupting us with their spending. Telling us paying higher taxes is 'patriotic?' And saying we need to 'spread the wealth around?' They refuse common sense solutions for energy independence. So every day we send billions to the Middle East. We need a new direction and I have a plan. Your savings, we'll rebuild them. Your investments, they'll grow again. Energy, we'll drill here and we'll create a renewable energy economy. Lower taxes and less spending will protect your job and create new ones. That'll restore our country. Stand up with me, let's fight for America." Watch it: