Why did Obama lie in a campaign ad about McCain being oppsosed to stem cell research, when he supports it?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080923/pl_mcclatchy/3053532 “Stem-cell research has the potential to give us a better understanding of deadly diseases and spinal cord injuries affecting millions of Americans,” McCain said in April 2007 as he voted to support federal financing. In 2004, he was one of 14... show more http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080923/pl_mcclatchy/3053532

“Stem-cell research has the potential to give us a better understanding of deadly diseases and spinal cord injuries affecting millions of Americans,” McCain said in April 2007 as he voted to support federal financing.

In 2004, he was one of 14 Republicans who signed a letter to Bush urging him to lift restrictions on the research, which they said had the potential “to treat and better understand deadly and disabling diseases and conditions that affect more than 100 million Americans, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and many others.”

“The fact is John McCain has been a champion for stem-cell research, which holds the promise of curing devastating diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease,” Sen. Arlen Specter , R- Pa. , said Tuesday.

“John McCain bucked the majority of our party in standing strong with me in urging the Bush administration to lift restrictions on stem-cell research, and last year voted to overturn the Bush policy.”

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