Wednesday, January 23, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released a new television ad to run in Florida. The ad, entitled "Protect," illustrates why John McCain is the candidate best prepared to address both the economic and national security challenges facing Florida and our nation.

"Protect" will run statewide in Florida beginning today.

Script For "Protect" (:30-TV)
JOHN MCCAIN: Floridians are concerned about the threat of radical Islamic extremism and their economic security.
There's no one more qualified to meet our national security threats.
I've been dealing with these issues my entire adult life.
I'll make the Bush tax cuts permanent, reduce taxes on 25 million middle class families, and veto wasteful government spending.
There's no one who will work harder to protect our shores and protect your pocketbooks.
I'm John McCain and I approve this message.


John McCain: Bold Solutions For The American Economy
John McCain Will Cut Taxes On 25 Million Middle Class Families By Permanently Repealing The AMT And Making The Bush Income And Investment Tax Cuts Permanent. "Hard-working American families need lower taxes. John McCain will permanently repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) -- a tax that will be paid nearly exclusively by 25 million middle class families. John McCain will repeal this onerous tax, saving middle class families nearly $60 billion in a single year. Under McCain's plan, a middle class family with children set to pay the AMT will save an average of over $2,700 -- a real tax cut for working families. ... John McCain will make the Bush income and investment tax cuts permanent, keeping income tax rates at their current level and fighting the Democrats' plans for a crippling tax increase in 2011. Left to their devices, Democrats will impose a massive $100 billion tax hike, almost $700 per taxpayer every year." (John McCain 2008, "McCain Unveils Economic Plan: Bold Solutions For American Prosperity," Press Release, 12/18/08)

· Read John McCain's Plan For Tax Cuts And Economic Growth
John McCain Proposed A Bold Economic Stimulus Plan To Cut The Corporate Tax Rate, Allow Expensing Of Equipment And Technology Investments And Establish A Permanent Research And Development Tax Credit. (John McCain 2008, "John McCain Unveils Economic Stimulus Plan," Press Release, 12/18/08)

· Read John McCain's Economic Stimulus Plan
Jack Kemp: "John McCain's Pro-Growth Stimulus Plan Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs Today." "John McCain's pro-growth stimulus plan is exactly what our economy needs today. As president, John McCain will provide principled leadership to ensure our economy remains the envy of the free world." (John McCain 2008, "John McCain Unveils Economic Stimulus Plan," Press Release, 12/18/08)

John McCain: Best Prepared To Lead

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army (Ret.): John McCain "Has Demonstrated The Type Of Courageous Leadership Our Country Sorely Needs At This Time." "Senator John McCain has served our country with honor in war and in peace. He has demonstrated the type of courageous leadership our country sorely needs at this time. For that reason, he has my complete support." (John McCain 2008, "General Norman Schwarzkopf Endorses John McCain For President," Press Release, 1/23/08)

The Tampa Tribune: John McCain Is "Best Prepared To Lead America Forward In A Muscular Yet Compassionate Way [And] Has A Deep Knowledge About The Threats We Face. He Knows The Players. He Could Hit The Ground Running." "In our considered opinion, Arizona Sen. John McCain is the Republican presidential candidate best prepared to lead America forward in a muscular yet compassionate way. ... No matter the distractions of this election season, national security is the paramount issue facing our country and McCain has the best foreign-policy resume, bar none. McCain is a decorated war veteran and sits on the Senate committees that oversee foreign affairs and the armed services. He has a deep knowledge about the threats we face. He knows the players. He could hit the ground running." (Editorial, "McCain Is Our Man," Tampa Tribune, 1/11/08)

· The Tampa Tribune: McCain "Would Keep The Country Safe And Secure. He Is The Right Man For America." "McCain is a good and principled man who stands behind his beliefs. He would keep the country safe and secure. He is the right man for America." (Editorial, "McCain Is Our Man," Tampa Tribune, 1/11/08)

Orlando Sentinel: John McCain "Is Clearly The Most Qualified Of The Contenders" For President, "One Of The Most Authoritative Voices In Congress On National Security And Foreign Policy." "The Arizona senator is clearly the most qualified of the contenders ... There is a clear choice when it comes to the most qualified: U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona. ... Mr. McCain is one of the most authoritative voices in Congress on national security and foreign affairs, two core responsibilities for any president." (Editorial, "Sentinel Endorsement: John McCain In GOP," Orlando Sentinel, 1/20/08)

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