McCain Ad Strikes Quickly— Using Biden's Own Words

Dem veep choice praises McCain, doubts Obama in 30 sec spot
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2008 12:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – The McCain campaign hit hard and fast at the newly minted Obama-Biden ticket, releasing an ad early this morning that makes use of the Delaware senator’s own comments, the Wall Street Journal reports. The ad includes footage of Biden casting doubt on Obama’s readiness, then later reaffirming the sentiment, and saying that he'd be "honored to run with or against John McCain."

The McCain camp had prepared ads tailor-made for any veep pick Obama could have made, and it rolled out the Biden version by 6 this morning. One McCain insider said conversation focused on “how we can best make the case that Barack Obama is still, no matter who he chooses, not the man for the job.”