John McCain wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years. He's said it, and it's on tape.
But his campaign hates that he was caught. They've viciously attacked anyone who reminded the American people that he said it, including me. They've said that those who reference the 100 years comments are "deliberately misleading voters."
So we've taken John McCain's own words -- video of him saying that 100 years would be "fine with me" -- and made a TV ad. There's no confusion, no distortion, no misleading -- it's John McCain, on tape, for voters to judge on their own.
It's one of the most powerful political ads I've ever seen. It's devastating -- and the McCain campaign will spend the rest of the election trying to fight it.
You can watch it here:
This is our second ad of the presidential race. Last week I sent you the first -- another powerful ad about the economy.
But we're not relying on television ads to win back the White House. We're organizing everywhere -- including New Mexico -- and we have been for three years. We've invested heavily in the infrastructure that Barack or Hillary will need when the nomination is settled.
All of it -- from the new Iraq ad to the organizers in places like Ohio, Colorado, and Oregon -- costs money, and we need your help.
The McCain campaign thinks they're getting ahead. Senior McCain adviser Mark Salter recently said that Democrats should "take their time -- don't rush" when asked about our primary.
I think the race has been healthy -- we've had record turnout and thousands of new voters in states across the country. The excitement is unprecedented, and we'll have a fantastic nominee soon. But we have to run against John McCain now -- we can't afford to wait.
Help show the voters where John McCain stands on Iraq, and fund the organizers who are laying the ground work for Hillary or Barack:
Even if you can't contribute, make sure you send this ad to your friends and family. Every voter in the country deserves to see John McCain in his own words.
100 years may be fine with him, but it's not with the rest of us.