New Obama ad ties McCain to Ralph Reed
The spot entitled "Never" connects Republican presidential candidate John McCain to the former head of the Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed, who was a business associate with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
How do they all interplay? The ad is basically saying that McCain gave Reed a free pass while investigating Abramoff in a lobbying scandal.
Or as Obama's ad-man puts it:
It was one of Washington's biggest scandals and the Republican power-broker Ralph Reed was in the middle of it - in deep with convicted felon and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
But when the Senate investigated, the Senator in charge never even called Reed to testify. That Senator? John McCain.
And who is now raising money for McCain's campaign? Ralph Reed.
For 26 years in Washington, John McCain has played the same old games. We just can't afford more of the same.