The ad, produced by Brave New Pac, will be airing on cable outlets:
Robert Greenwald's Brave New PAC goes up on national cable with a new 30-second spot starring fellow McCain POW Phillip Butler, who says he knows from personal experience that a POW background is not desirable in a commander-in-chief.
"John McCain is not somebody that I would like to see with his finger near the red button," Butler says in the spot.
The spot is notable because it's the first paid advertising that directly takes on McCain's war service while suggesting that McCain is temperamentally unfit to be president:
The full video from which the 30 second ad is derived.
The McCain campaign is attacking Obama, placing responsibility for the ad on the Obama campaign obliquely:
In the news stories cited by the McCain team, unnamed sources within and close to the Obama campaign -- which had publicly called for liberal groups not to run negative ads on his behalf - said they would no longer be raising those objections. The reports also noted a recent public silence from the Obama campaign on the issue. The Illinois senator's campaign has publicly denied a shift in their position. John McCain's campaign has not made a similar request of conservative organizations.
Lots more fireworks ahead from liberal and conservative PACS. The coming weeks will be filled with them.
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