Republican ad: "Santa’s Pal"
VOICEOVER: "Barack Obama says he’s the candidate of change. Barack Obama says he’s the candidate of hope. But what Barack Obama really hopes is that you won’t notice that he hasn’t changed at all. Obama hasn’t been very careful about who he associates with including Rev. Wright and convicted felons like William Ayers and Tony Rezko. But there’s another associate of Obama’s who is even more dangerous."
Overhead shot follows man in red suit guiding reindeer-led sleigh into the night sky.
VOICEOVER: "That man is Santa Claus and Barack Obama is a known associate and fellow traveller. Just listen to this secret recording of Obama at a recent Democratic fundraiser at an undisclosed location."
RECORDING: (voice of Obama) "Sure, I believed in Santa Claus. In fact, in a way, I still kind of do. He symbolizes to me a spirit of caring and compassion and a noble sense of sharing with others. I guess I’ll always believe in Santa."
VOICEOVER: "Is that who Americans want as their next President, a known supporter of a red-suited, child-exploiting socialist? A partisan of someone who distributes free gifts to everyone? John McCain doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. John McCain believes that you work hard and get what you deserve. John McCain believes in America."
JOHN MCCAIN: "I’m John McCain and I approve this message."
Democratic ad: "The Old Man"
VOICEOVER: "John McCain says he’s ready to be President of the United States. John McCain says he’s healthy and mentally able. He says he’s never been more fit. But who are you going to believe, John McCain or the American Medical Association?"
DOCTOR: "Once you reach seventy years of age, many of your basic faculties start to decline sharply. First the short-term memory fades and then even long-term recollections are difficult to retrieve. Cognitive abilities drop off at an alarming rate."
VOICEOVER: "Is that who you want leading our country? Someone who loses the nuclear suitcase and can’t remember the codes? Someone who can’t even remember who Osama bin Laden is, much less move fast enough to catch him?"
DOCTOR: "Once a person reaches seventy, family members should be alert to signs that the person’s mental and physical abilities are declining. It may be necessary to take away the person’s driver’s license and, as the years advance, provide for 24-7 nursing care."
Camera shot shows white-haired, wheelchair-bound person who resembles McCain from behind looking out the window in the Oval Office.
VOICEOVER: "On August 29th, John McCain will turn 72. Would you want your 72-year old grandfather in The White House? Vote for Barack Obama. He just turned 47. He won’t forget about America."
BARACK OBAMA: "I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message."