McCain Goes on the Air

The McCain campaign has launched its first TV ads in New Hampshire, called “Live Free” and “One Man” (click on links for video). The two ads do a good job of emphasizing McCain’s greatest strengths–his courage, heroism, experience and fighting spirit. They are filled with clips and images from his time as a POW and meeting with Ronald Reagan. Also interesting is the “one man” ad included the line “one man opposed a flawed strategy in Iraq.” Clearly, McCain is counting on his record of criticizing Rumsfeld and calling for a change in strategy for years, to sway independents who propelled him to victory in the Granite State in 2000, but who may be turned off by his current support for the Iraq War.