Jeremiah Wright Unaired McCain Ad
John McCain famously refused to make the Jeremiah Wright affair an issue in his campaign. ABC News has obtained a copy of an unaired ad, which they ran on yesterday’s Good Morning America:
NARRATOR: Long before anyone knew who John McCain or Barack Obama were, one chose to honor his fellow soldiers by refusing to walk out of a prisoner of war camp. The other chose not to even walk out of a church where a pastor was spewing hatred.
REV. WRIGHT: Not God bless America! God damn America!
NARRATOR: Character matters, especially when no one’s looking.
It’s a good ad and perfectly fair. Would it have made a seven point difference in the race? No. It’s not as if the Wright scandal went unreported. Indeed, Hillary Clinton used it against him with some effect in the primaries.
via Patrick Appel