McCain Asks North Carolina GOP Not To Run Ad

INEZ, Ky. (AP) - Republican John McCain asked the North Carolina
GOP not to run a television ad that brings up the controversial
former pastor of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

North Carolina Republican party officials insisted the ad will
run as planned despite McCain's request.

The ad opens with a photo of Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright
together and a clip of Wright, whose incendiary comments about race
have bedeviled Obama.

"He's just too extreme for North Carolina," the narrator says
in the 30-second spot.

"We asked them not to run it," McCain told reporters on his
campaign bus in Kentucky Wednesday. "I'm sending them an e-mail as
we speak asking them to take it down.

"I don't know why they do it. Obviously, I don't control them,
but I'm making it very clear, as I have a couple of times in the
past, that there's no place for that kind of campaigning, and the
American people don't want it," McCain said.


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  • by karen Location: paintsville on Apr 24, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    Maybe McCain should run the ad where he(himself) opposes equal pay for women.
  • by james Location: mousie on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    Well, now he can just include his newest vote which doesn't allow womwn the same pay as men, it is my opinion that this republican wants us all to work for free while he and his rich cronies in Washington just keep getting richer and with bigger tax breaks--what a wonderful candidate we have here!
  • by JPB Location: KY on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:52 AM
    Regardless of what McCain is saying, does Obama think that this will be the worse the repubs will throw at him if he gets the nomination?...come on!! If he thinks Hillary has been serving up the dirt, just wait and see what the republicans dig up on him...it's gonna be a rocky ride!!
  • by Babs Location: Paintsville on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    I don't know who will make the best President. The only thing that really stands out in my mind is that this country needs someone to lead us out of the mire that it has come to be. I am not a biased person, but I believe our doors have been wide open for too long. We need to act like a family and take care of our own before we assist others. We need a leader not afraid to say thats enough, because right now the American people are the minority in our own country.
  • by mary on Apr 24, 2008 at 05:46 AM
    He's just like the rest of them...Tells everyone what they want to hear just to get elected then after in office they dont worry about anything or anyone!
  • by james Location: mousie on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:37 AM
    Sure you don't want it,we're smarter that that------you love it!
  • by LOL Location: OH on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:34 AM
    Truth hurts, doesn't it?...LOL!!!!!

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