From The Washington Times:
Sen. John McCain has so much spare cash on hand — he collected a record $27 million in July — that the Republican candidate plans to run campaign ads during the networks’ coverage of the Democratic National Convention later this month.
Because Mr. McCain has agreed to accept $84 million in public financing for the general election, the presumptive presidential nominee has only until Sept. 4, when he accepts his party’s nomination, to spend the more than $21 million he has on hand.
Political strategists said airing ads during an opponent’s convention makes sense.
“The McCain camp is building a case about Obama’s ability to lead and needs to keep the pressure on his weakness with voters.”
WOW… McCain is full force attack… and being a snarky irreverent smart alec about it too!
Most times candidates will go quiet during the others convention. A sort of respectful nod to the special moment that the nomination is… but McCain has been doing far more fundraising than ever expected and needs to drop $21 million dollars by the time the Republican convention happens or he has to return the money to the donors… so why not drop it on advertizements during one of the most heavily watched television moments this month? The DNC Convention….
They gotta have a special advert just for this… I wonder what it is?
Thanks to Goldie