Sen McCain 2008 Launches New Television Ad,"ENDORSED"

ARLINGTON,VA-- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced a new television ad to run in New Hampshire. The ad, entitled "Endorsed," highlights John McCain's endorsements by over 20 newspapers all across New Hampshire. Granite State editorial boards spanning the ideological spectrum -- from the New Hampshire Union Leader to the Portsmouth Herald-- recognize that John McCain is the only candidate with the experience, credibility and character to lead as commander-in-chief from day one. "Endorsed" will run on New Hampshire and Boston television.

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Script for "Endorsed" (:30-TV)

ANNCR1: After taking a close look, 20newspapers all across New Hampshire endorse John McCain. Here's what they're saying:

ANNCR2: McCain campaigns with decency

ANNCR1: The right stuff ...

ANNCR2: To become among our greatest presidents

ANNCR1: Principled

ANNCR2: Character

ANNCR1: Integrity and honor

ANNCR2: Impeccable national security credentials

ANNCR1: McCain transcends partisanship

ANNCR2: Most trustworthy

ANNCR1: The man to lead America

ANNCR2: All across New Hampshire newspapers agree

ANNCR1: The choice is clear. For President: John McCain

JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message

JOHN MCCAIN: "THE MAN TO LEAD AMERICA"

Over20 New Hampshire Newspapers Have Endorsed John McCain For President

· New Hampshire Union Leader: "John McCain Is The Man To Lead America"

· Portsmouth Herald /Seacoast Media Group : "Vote Sen.McCain In GOP Primary"

  • Exeter News-Letter
  • Hampton Union
  • Rockingham News

· TheKeene Sentinel: "John McCain"
· BostonHerald: "Choice Is Clear: McCain's The One"
· TheBoston Globe: "For Republicans: John McCain"
· The Valley News (NH):"The Case For McCain: An Honorable Primary Choice"
· SalmonPress (11 NH Weeklies): "New Hampshire's Salmon Press EndorsesSen. John McCain"

  • Littleton Courier
  • Coos County Democrat
  • Berlin Reporter
  • Granite State News
  • Carroll County Independent
  • Meredith News
  • Record Enterprise
  • Winnisquam Echo
  • Gilford Steamer
  • Baysider
  • Mountain Ear

· TheCabinet (NH): "The Primary"

  • The Cabinet
  • Bedford Journal
  • Hollis Brookline Journal
  • Merrimack Journal

· The Boston Globe: "For Republicans: John McCain"
· The Valley News (NH): "The Case For McCain: An Honorable Primary Choice"
· Salmon Press (11 NH Weeklies): "New Hampshire's Salmon Press Endorses Sen. John McCain"

Littleton Courier

Coos County Democrat

Berlin Reporter

Granite State News

Carroll County Independent

Meredith News

Record Enterprise

Winnisquam Echo

Gilford Steamer

Baysider

Mountain Ear

· The Cabinet (NH): "The Primary"

The Cabinet

Bedford Journal

Hollis Brookline Journal

Merrimack Journal

The Keene Sentinel: "Perhaps Most Important, He Campaigns With Decency." "Where McCain most distinguishes himself from the rest of this year's Republican pack is in the areas of life experience and force of character. He is not a single-issue candidate off on a frantic ideological jag. Although his political ideology has evolved through experience over the years, he has not changed his previous political positions en masse to appeal to the presumed prejudices and preferences of voters. Nor has he tried to craft a candidacy around an artificial persona who promises to save us all from terrorists, or from the devil. And, perhaps most important, he campaigns with decency." (Editorial, "John McCain,"

New Hampshire Union Leader: "His Record, His Character, And His Courage Show Him To Be The Most Trustworthy, Competent, And Conservative Of All Those Seeking The Nomination." "What is most compelling about McCain, however, is that his record, his character, and his courage show him to be the most trustworthy, competent, and conservative of all those seeking the nomination. Simply put, McCain can be trusted to make informed decisions based on the best interests of his country, come hell or high water." (Joseph W. McQuaid, "John McCain Is The Man To Lead America,"

Portsmouth Herald: "He Is A Man Of Integrity And Honor ... He Is A Strong Military Man Prepared From Day One To Defend Our Nation Against Its Enemies. Of All The Republicans Running, He Is By Far The Best Qualified To Lead Our Country." "John McCain has been leading the country from his seat in the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He is a man of integrity and honor who would help the Republicans rid themselves of the stench of Jack Abramoff and other lobbyists and allow the GOP to reclaim its status as the party of fiscal restraint. He is a strong military man prepared from day one to defend our nation against its enemies. Of all the Republicans running, he is by far the best qualified to lead our country."(Editorial, Vote Sen. McCain In GOP Primary,"

Valley News:"His Case Is Plausible, And His Credentials In National Security Matters Impeccable." "And although we do not agree with McCain's thesis that prompt withdrawal of American troops from Iraq would necessarily have dire consequences throughout the Middle East and the world, we do not dismiss it lightly, either. His case is plausible, and his credentials in national security matters impeccable."(Editorial ,"The Case For McCain: An Honorable Primary Choice,"

The Boston Globe: "McCain Has Done More Than His Share To Transcend Partisanship And Promote An Honest Discussion Of The Problems Facing The United States." "As a lawmaker and as a candidate, McCain has done more than his share to transcend partisanship and promote an honest discussion of the problems facing the United States. He deserves the opportunity to represent his party in November's election." (Editorial, "For Republicans: John McCain,"

New Hampshire Union Leader: "John McCain Is The Man To Lead America."(Joseph W. McQuaid, "John McCain Is The Man To Lead America,"

Boston Herald: "Choice Is Clear: McCain's The One." "There are times in this nation's history so perilous that they cry out for a steady, experienced leader, a person so trusted that we would put the fate of this country in his hands. This is one of those times, and Sen. John McCain is that person. He has a brand of courage that is rare in the public arena these days a courage forged in part by those years spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and in part by more than two decades of fighting for what he believes in on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In an age when too many candidates are driven by polls and focus groups, fashioning and re-fashioning their core 'beliefs, McCain is a man of unwavering conviction and integrity. His values, his beliefs, his goals are what they were when he first entered public life, what they were in 2000 and what they will be a decade from now." (Editorial, "Choice Is Clear: McCain's The One,"