Where was this sort of strong language during the 2008 presidential campaign? From the Chicago Tribune:
John McCain has run against Barack Obama before.He’s running against him again.
With campaign radio ads billing the five-term Republican senator as “Arizona’s last line of defense,” the GOP’s nominee for president in 2008 is attempting to bolster his 2010 campaign for reelection to the Senate with a slam at the president.
“President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America,” McCain says in one of the radio ads his campaign is airing.
“I stand in his way every day,” McCain says. “If I get a bruise or two knocking some sense into heads in Washington, so be it.”
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