WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Democratic National Committee today released a new video called "Maverick No More" in response to John McCain's "Praising McCain" video. To view the video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBsRbMimtlA
Earlier today, DNC Chairman Howard Dean released the following statement:
"John McCain a maverick? The John McCain of 2000 wouldn't even consider voting for the John McCain of 2008. The American people are learning that the John McCain of 2008 represents more of the same failed policies we've gotten from George Bush for the past eight years. Senator McCain is clearly in the tank for Exxon and big oil, for keeping our troops stuck in Iraq for decades to come, and for an economic policy that puts tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations above relief for hardworking families. John McCain has changed: he's taken the low road, leveling false, negative and misleading attacks against Barack Obama. John McCain is no more a maverick within the Republican Party than Dick Cheney is. He's just more of the same."
The following is the script of "Maverick No More:"
TEXT: John McCain ...Maverick No More.
Senator Joe Biden: "But stylistically and substantively, there is no daylight between George Bush and John McCain. They are joined at the hip."
Senator John Kerry: "John McCain has changed in profound and fundamental ways that I find personally really surprising, and frankly upsetting. He is not the John McCain as a senator who defined himself quote as a 'maverick' though questionable. This is a different John McCain."
Senator Tom Daschle: "On Iraq, on the economy, on tax policy, on domestic policy, across the board. He is espousing the Bush policies. He's changed a lot since 2001."
Senator Hillary Clinton: "But in the end, after eight devastating years under President Bush, Senator McCain is simply offering four years more."
DNC Chairman Howard Dean: "You know, the John McCain of 2000 wouldn't' vote for this John McCain. We don't need another four years of George Bush. What he's proposing is four more years of George Bush's economic policy and its ridiculous and its unfair the American people."
TEXT: Let's Let President Bush Have the Final Say
President Bush: "Its been my honor to welcome my friend John McCain as the nominee of the Republican Party… I wish you all the best. I'm proud to be your friend."
TEXT: We Can't Afford Another Four Years of the Same Old Politics.