McCain's Obama Obsession: Makes Opposition To President His Chief Campaign Pitch (VIDEO)
Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) increasingly unsuspenseful reelection bid against primary challenger J.D. Hayworth has morphed very dramatically into a sequel of the senator's presidential race against Barack Obama two years ago.
Late Friday night, the Arizona Republican released the second television advertisement to date in which he positions himself in a pitched political fight with the administration on the topic of immigration reform. The first variation was far from subtle. Narrating the spot, Sheriff Paul Babeu took on the role of a ringmaster introducing viewers to the main draw: "A president versus a senator. It doesn't seem like a fair fight. Unless that senator is John McCain."
The most recent version played off that same theme. "The border-security plan of Senators McCain and Kyl calls for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe," the ad goes. "President Obama says he'll send 524. This is no political game Mr. President. It is about Arizona lives. It is a fight we must win. And with John McCain on our side, we will."