John McCain 2008 Launches New Television Ad Featuring Curt Schilling

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today launched a new television ad featuring Curt Schilling to run in New Hampshire. In the new ad, titled "Backbone of Steel," Schilling highlights John McCain's character, judgment and experience, calling McCain "a man of principle who sticks to his guns" who has "been tested like no other politician in America."


John McCain is the only candidate with the national security experience to lead as commander in chief from day one -- he needs no on-the-job training. His 22 years of service in the Navy and 20 years in the U.S. Senate make him uniquely qualified to lead America during these challenging times. John McCain is the only candidate who demonstrated the judgment to fight the failed Rumsfeld strategy in Iraq and advocate -- for over four years -- the troop surge and counterinsurgency strategy succeeding in Iraq today.


These attributes, along with his consistent record and demonstrated appeal to independent voters make John McCain the only Republican who can defeat Senator Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat in the general election next November.


"Backbone of Steel" will run on New England Sports Network, ESPN and other New Hampshire sports programming.




Script for "Backbone Of Steel" (:30-TV)


CURT SCHILLING: "We are living in a complex and dangerous world that requires a leader who embodies character, judgment and experience."


ANNCR: "Curt Schilling on John McCain."


CURT SCHILLING: "John McCain is that man.


"John has a backbone of steel.


"He's a man of principle who sticks to his guns.


"He's been tested like no other politician in America. As a prisoner of war, he turned down an offer for early release because he refused preferential treatment.


"I've seen some tough competitors in my time. But none tougher than John McCain. He's a winner."


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




Read Curt Schilling's Blog On Endorsing John McCain


Watch Highlights Of The Town Hall Meeting With Curt Schilling And John McCain In New Hampshire This Wednesday