Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has a new ad for his August 24 Republican primary — looking right past his opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, and taking on his major nemesis, President Obama, the man who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election and remains a great bogeyman for the GOP base.
“The border security of Senators McCain and Kyl calls for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he’ll send — 524,” the announcer says. “This is no political game, Mr. President. It’s about Arizona lives. It’s a fight we must win. And with John McCain on our side, we will.”
The TPM Poll Average gives McCain a lead of 53.6%-32.1% over Hayworth.