Obama For President - In NH Ad, Gun Rights Group President Praises Obama on 2nd Amendment, Jobs

Former NFLer Schoenke on McCain: “When the coach loses 8 years in a row, you don’t bring him back for a ninth season!”

Manchester, New Hampshire—U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign has begun airing a new radio ad featuring American Hunters and Shooters Association Founding President and former NFL player Ray Schoenke. In the 60-second spot – entitled “Defend” – Schoenke highlights Obama’s commitment to upholding the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun-owners, hunters, and sportsmen, as well as his plans to create and protect American jobs.

“It's important to me that our next President protects our Second Amendment rights to own guns and defend ourselves,” Schoenke says in the ad. “Barack Obama and John McCain will both make sure we can keep our guns. But what about keeping our jobs? Barack's got a real plan that invests in creating jobs here at home and cuts taxes a thousand bucks for working families.”

Schoenke also condemns McCain’s repeated use of false and debunked political attacks as an attempt to distract from his plans to continue the Bush economic policies of the past eight years.

“I saw a lot of cheap shots in my day. But McCain's false attacks on Obama are just a fake to hide the ball. His plan sells out American workers,” he says. “McCain will keep giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas. And he'll look the other way while China breaks our trade deals…Look, when the coach loses eight years in a row, you don't bring him back for a ninth season!”

To listen to the ad, click HERE. The full script is below.

The American Hunters and Shooters Association endorsed Obama in April.

To learn more about Senator Obama’s commitment to protecting the rights of sportsmen and sportswomen, click HERE.

SCRIPT – “Defend”:

Barack Obama: I'm Barack Obama, candidate for president, and I approved this message.

Ray Schoenke: This is Ray Schoenke. I played football with the Washington Redskins. Now I'm president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association. It's important to me that our next President protects our Second Amendment rights to own guns and defend ourselves.

Barack Obama and John McCain will both make sure we can keep our guns.

But what about keeping our jobs?

Barack's got a real plan that invests in creating jobs here at home and cuts taxes a thousand bucks for working families.

John McCain?

I saw a lot of cheap shots in my day...

But McCain's false attacks on Obama are just a fake to hide the ball. His plan sells out American workers.

McCain will keep giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas.

And he'll look the other way while China breaks our trade deals.

It's the same old Bush playbook.

Look, when the coach loses eight years in a row, you don't bring him back for a ninth season!

We just can't afford more of the same.