McCain's New Health Care Ad

Sen. John McCain's campaign will air this health care ad in Iowa starting today. It features McCain talking to an unseen subject just off camera, explaining in sober tones the features of his health care plan. There are a few implicit messages: McCain understands the problem; he's optimistic about solving it; he's not going to cede the terrain to the Democrats.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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