As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, Republican nominee John McCain has released his first general election commercial. The 60-second commercial emphasizes McCain's military service and also features him saying, "Stay strong. Do not yield. Stand up. We're Americans. And we'll never surrender," as well as giving his military rank and serial number.

The ad's final words are "John McCain: The American president Americans have been waiting for," which may be an allusion to Obama's line "we are the ones we have been waiting for." Democratic party head Howard Dean said, "While we honor McCain's military service, the fact is Americans want a real leader who offers real solutions."

Politico looks at how the McCain campaign is seeking attention, as most of political media coverage is fixated on the Democratic race. McCain said, “I think it’s a two-edged sword. I think it’s nice to have [the GOP race] decided. But obviously the attention, understandably, is on a very close race, a hotly contested race for the nomination of their party.”