Obama Hits McCain and Bush on Economics in New Ad

Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama the 'X' factor of the 2016 cycle How did Hillary Clinton do? Pundits react to speech FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention MORE's new television ad criticizes John McCainJohn McCainWith reservations, moving toward Hillary Clinton FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention Republican foreign policy advisers call on Congress to probe DNC hack MORE's economic policies as proposals that are too close to President Bush's.

The ad starts with an image of a mock book called "Economics" that's authored by McCain and has a foreword by Bush. It notes that McCain has backed Bush 95 percent of the time as a senator and would continue spending on military operations in Iraq while that country has built its own surplus.

The spot will run in 16 states.

Read the transcript and watch the video of the ad below:

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