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DNC Releases 'Exxon John' Ad Tying McCain to Big Oil

The DNC has begun a campaign to expose John McCain's ties to big oil companies. Along with a dedicated website, they've released an initial ad in the campaign.

ExxonjohnSays the spot: "Exxon John... There's pain at the pump for Americans these days, but Exxon John follows the oil company's ways... Big Oil's profits soar? Exxon John says 'four billion more...' Tax breaks for Big Oil? Most say 'No." Not Exxon John with lobbyists running his show... There's two million reasons Exxon John likes Big Oil: they've given him two million bucks to protect their spoils... The future in energy is alternatives they say, but that's not Exxon John's way... Exxon John, when it comes to Big Oil, more of the same while the rest of us toil... Exxon John."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtXOBH6U89Y

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Aug 12, 2008 11:07:25 AM

  2. I hate McCain, but I have to say that's a pretty crappy ad. The guy speaks way too slowly, and the production values and---especially---the preschool rhyming scheme make it basically unwatchable.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 12, 2008 2:43:05 PM

  3. If that's the best they can do with 1 minute and 15 seconds, dems are gonna lose. Slow, boring, and wanting for detail, it's a weak effort.

    Posted by: mrkevin | Aug 12, 2008 3:13:27 PM

  4. "Let's use a man faking a Southern accent to give it that 'authentic' feel." I've got to agree with MRKEVIN -- it's terrible.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 12, 2008 5:32:10 PM

  5. Big oil profits at the expense of banking institutions and people. For the big oil companys greed there has been great numbers of money crisis laid upon the people which has passed on to the banking crisis. Not to mention the contribution to the fall of the US dollar, higher prices on food. There should be only increases within reason. To set the world in that kind of global crisis is uncalled for.

    Posted by: duane Harrison | Aug 12, 2008 7:56:38 PM

  6. I agree. I am a strong Democrat and am doing all I can for the Obama camp. But this ad is not a very attention-getting ad that makes a significan impact. It looks cheap, is tawdry and boring, and doesn't highlight "Exxon John's" moronic approach to the oil crisis.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Aug 13, 2008 12:07:07 AM

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