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Media Jumps on McCain's "Worst Ad EVER" - Calls Him "Flip-Flopper"
Phoenix, AZ (MAY 12) - Sen. John McCain may have thought his latest television ad would convince people he is now tough on illegal immigration, but all it has brought is a fire storm of media criticism that the once pro-amnesty politician is a flip-flopper. J.D. Hayworth's campaign said it was distributing today the ad via email to the hundreds of thousands of supporters who have signed up with Hayworth to unseat McCain. "We want as many people as possible to see just how far Sen. McCain will go, just what he will say to keep his job," said Hayworth spokesman Mark Sanders. "If that means spending our manpower and resources to let people know John McCain will flip-flop on this or any other position, so be it."
Glenn Beck warned his listeners the ad might make them vomit.
ABC News reminded its audience that in a 2007 Vanity Fair interview, McCain said, "I think the fence is least effective. But I'll build (expletive deleated) fence if they want it."
Big Government called it the "Worst 'Danged' Political Ad in History! Congratulations, John McCain." Politico wrote of McCain: "His shift across the political landscape on this issue remains stunning to his former allies in the immigration world."
MSNBC mocked McCain saying "John McCain, who once led the charge for comprehensive immigration reform, is up with an immigration ad a hardliner would be proud of."
TRUE/SLANT wrote the ad is "perhaps the worst, most ineffectual, pandering campaign ad ever."
The Washington Post's web headline over The Fix column reads "Has John McCain Started To Panic?"
Drudge Report's headline said "ON DEFENSE: MCCAIN FLIP FLOPS ON IMMIGRATION."
The Arizona Daily Star wrote: "But critics who say he flip-flopped on the issue of the border fence suggest it's almost as if Babeu is saying 'You're one of us . . . now.' (Even though you weren't before when you were 'pro-amnesty.')"
While his paid advertisement calls for building the "danged fence" now, he had a different message on February 24, 2010 before The Homeland Security Department's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2011.
Sen. McCain said: ". . .this border fence issue has been a waste of billions of dollars. One huge effort failed several years ago and now apparently this one as well.
"I've asked the chairpersons of this committee to if we ... could have a hearing on [the fence which has been a] waste of billions of dollars in what seems to be an abject failure."