New McCain ad on day nuke visit planned

August 5, 2008 2:05:34 PM PDT
John McCain is releasing an ad highlighting his independent streak, along with the issues that show his differences with President Bush. The ad says: "Washington's broken. John McCain knows it. We're worse off than we were four years ago." It says only McCain has taken on big tobacco and drug companies and fought corruption in both parties. The ad calls McCain "the original maverick."

The commercial seeks to counter Democratic charges that McCain would continue Bush policies.