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New McCain Ad Uses Biden's Words Against Obama

By Ed O'Keefe

DENVER -- You knew this was coming.

The McCain campaign has released a new TV ad that features statements by Sen. Joe Biden criticizing Barack Obama's experience and praising the presumptive GOP nominee.

"Is he ready?" George Stephanopoulos asks Biden at an August 2007 debate. "You said, 'I think he can be ready but right now, I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.'"

"I think that I stand by the statement," Biden says, seen standing directly next to Obama.

And of John McCain, Biden says: "I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off."

Three-quarters of voters asked in a new Post-ABC News poll said Biden would not sway their vote. But Republicans hope the new ad deters undecided or skeptical voters, even if it's drowned out this weekend by press coverage of the new ticket's first joint appearance.

The ad comes as no surprise, since Republicans have waited for days with reams of opposition research about all of Obama's potential VP picks and could have used similar footage and statements by most of those mentioned as Obama VP finalists, including former rivals Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd, and former Clinton supporter Evan Bayh.

The ad will air in "key states," the campaign says.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  August 23, 2008; 10:48 AM ET
Categories:  Ad Watch , Channel 08 , Joe Biden  
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This is the most screwed up election in my
life time.

We have gotten so liberal that we cannot
see what we are doing to our country.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE OBAMA (BLACK) H. CLINTON (WOMAN)
McCAIN (OLD WHITE MAN)and a war Hero.

Just because ROSA PARKS did what was right,
is no free ride for HUSSEIN. H .clinton NO FREE RIDE BECAUSE BILL WAS PRESIDENT.

McCain NO FREE RIDE BECAUSE OF prisoner of war status.
I CANNOT VOTE FOR McCAIN OR HUSSEIN.
MAYBE WE GET LUCKY AND Mitt ROMNEY or Ron PAUL will be in the mix

Posted by: nick | August 29, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Get over the Osama Bin Laden jokes as it's not Osama Bin Laden... Yes; he is muslim, and yes he's african american, but you know what Obama and Biden are going to fix the US. Put McCain in office, and you better prepare for the US dollar to become even more worthless in value, and say hello to the depression of the 1940's.

Posted by: Candace | August 28, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

People need to stop pointing fingers at religion and race... Look at the real issues here. Look at the economy for goodness sakes... Is this what you want for the next 4-8 years. More Americans dying in the name of crude oil to line tycoon pockets, the US dollar going down even more, more US jobs being outsourced to other countries, and multipule foreclosures on every street. No; this is not the US I want to see so I am voting for Obama/Biden in 2008!

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"Old white men all over the nation are celebrating Obama's pick of Biden. Who says we need change? The old white men will still have the power."

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Posted by: Quarterback Sneaky | August 24, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a good man who'll make a good pres and get rid of abortion. Obama is a baby killer! Vote for McCain. A God fearing man not a like a rev. Wright who is the devil and hates us.

Posted by: Larry Watson | August 23, 2008 11:24 AM


McCain may pass himself off of not being a baby killer, but he has no problem killing women, men, children, animals or anything else in his "Bomb bomb bomp bomb bomp Iran" attacks.

Posted by: Ex-McCain supporter | August 24, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama also needs a retired General to stand by him. Its to bad retired General Wesley Clark was taken out of play by the Republican smear machine. McCain has been singing the praises of General Petraeus in August in order to associate himself with General Petraeus. Active Generals are neutral in Elections. If McCain whats showcase a retired General endorsing his campaign that would be fine. The Troops contributing more to Obama's campaign was the news of August for Obama. Obama needs a General thats on the same page with him


Posted by: Bobby | August 24, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Them ole' clips is from over a year ago. Borak been crack'n books and studying up a whole lot since then. He been gittin a lot more smarts. Borak is a smart bright man. McCain is 2 notches above a chimp and 1 notch above Bush.

Posted by: Cletus | August 24, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Thank god he didn't pick an exagerating pathological liar like Hilliary Clintoon.

Posted by: Zem Bob Way | August 24, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain admitted he knows nothing about the economy. Scary isn't it. McCain also admitted he wasn't the best military man, scary too. He knows he only made it into flight skool because daddy was Admiral, yet the slacker finally made it through graduating as one of the bottom 5. Yet people want this joker to be Commander and chief. I would rather go with someone smart than the bungling experience of John Juan McCain from Panama.

Posted by: Kool Hand Lucas | August 24, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Several Years ago I liked McCain. But now that I know more about him, his family, his military background (phoney Hero), denouncing America as a POW, wrecking Aircraft, his sucking up to Bush I have actually come to despise the man. I think he is spineless yellow bellied no good sapsucker.

Posted by: Ward Cleaver | August 24, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama picked Biden because Obama knows nothing about foreign policy . Scary isn't it. You have to have your vice president at your side when you talk to a foreign leader. Both Obama and Biden have a few ghosts in the closet. When it comes to above board dealings in many areas, but we will never hear much about it unless it is in the National Enquirer. Main line media will continue their love affair not informing the public of the warts on both men.

Posted by: musing | August 24, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Here's a candidate all of you Evangelical women can vote for Obama, Frank Schaeffer, Cofounder of the Religious Right, has written a few articles stating his strong reasons for voting for him.

Why I'm Pro-life and Pro-Obama
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/why-im-prolife-and-pro_b_85636.html

Why This Fifty-Five Year Old White Lifelong Republican Wants Obama To Win
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/why-this-fifty-five-year_b_105061.html

Frank! As A Former Pro-Life Leader How Dare You Support Pro-Choice Obama?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/frank-as-a-former-pro-lif_b_119435.html

Posted by: Terry | August 24, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

That's it?!? That's all he's got?!?

Heck, I would have voted for St. John in 2000, which is what Biden was talking about in this pathetic ad, but since his transformation into the biggest Bush and neocon apologist, you can forget about it.

You know, just like McCain forgets how many houses he owns.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

I don't usually "shout" in capital letters, but I will for this: REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO USE FEDERAL FUNDING TO LIMIT ACCESS IN THIS COUNTRY TO CONTRACEPTION, AS THEY HAVE DONE OVERSEAS. From the Wall Street Journal and Houston Chronicle: Under the rule proposed by the Bush administration, institutions and individuals opposed to contraception and abortion need not refer patients to other providers, The rule, which does not require congressional approval, would allow health care workers who object to abortion/contraception on moral or religious grounds to refuse to counsel women on their birth control options or supply contraceptives. It would forbid more than half a million health agencies nationwide that receive federal funds from requiring employees to provide such services. Pharmacists could use the rule as a justification for refusing to fill birth control prescriptions, and insurance companies could cite it as a basis for declining to cover the costs.

This is very, very frightening stuff. Any woman who votes Republican because Hillary did not win the nomination will be responsible for letting down the next generation of women. Period. It will be the first time in America's history that women did not leave a better future for the girls who were coming behind them. See: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/5935532.html

Posted by: trace1 | August 24, 2008 7:22 AM | Report abuse

I think this would be a good time for a "contrast" ad by the Obama campaign. Make it a positive ad about Joe Biden and compare it to the negative comments of the McCain campaign.

For example, it could say how Joe Biden has the respect of people in both Parties and feels that it is time to stop the negative attacks. People are tired of them and they now recognize them for what they are: attempts to tear down your opponent rather than to build yourself up. It is more about personal attacks than it is about offering solutions to the many problems that our country now faces. Wake up John! Do the right thing.

Posted by: kralford | August 24, 2008 6:56 AM | Report abuse

I believe that the Democratic Party in the U.S.A. is over; no more parties because no one will be attending, no interest! And even by personal invitation there will be no reply. The U.S.A Republican News Media has effectively won the election for the republicans again. Idiot Hussein O bomb a has been effectively used by his opponents to destroy the Democratic Party and the democratic system of elections. There is no Democracy in the U.S.A; as evidenced in the last two Presidential elections and now previously in the Democratic Primary elections! This Nation is now no different than any other Third World DIctatorship. Shame on you the United States citizens for allowing this to happen! I will Pray for your Souls! HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!


Posted by: Mr. Right | August 24, 2008 4:03 AM | Report abuse

So, Joe, what do you really think of Barry O?

Posted by: jay byrd | August 24, 2008 3:32 AM | Report abuse

I saw Barak Hussein Obama's (likely Muslim) brother (in Kenya) on TV the other night (George). A comment was made that B. Hussein should give him some money so he could live better, but George said he is quite happy where he is at, and that he really is living quite good! What bothers me is....are there no "real Americans" who have no such close ties with Muslim countries????? And, the arrogance of Obama/Biden......bad news!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:18 AM | Report abuse


McCain is seriously questionable as a candidate for the presidency because he is hiding his symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which probably explains his raging outbursts. He is likely to have hypervigilance likely to devolve into extreme paranoia -a form of mental illness. This also probably explains his lapses in memory (for example: how many houses he has) as well as his attacks on POW-MIA families (discomfort and flashbacks). His service to his country is unquestionable; however, we just simply should not have someone who is probably mentally ill running our country. Consider the following links that discuss PTSD and its link to propensity to commit crimes as well as McCain and attempted suicide/PTSD.


kolber.typepad.com

www.usvetdsp.com


tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com


Another question is whether Cindy McCain was faking injury to her arm so that she could get more painkillers to feed her addiction to same.


It seems that McCain is trying to pretend to be the "vet begging for change" so as to get the sympathy vote of the American voters.

Posted by: analysis | August 24, 2008 1:43 AM | Report abuse

If experience is truly McCain's long suit, then maybe President Obama can name him Secretary of Housing ...

Posted by: Martin Edwin Andersen | August 24, 2008 12:54 AM | Report abuse

"MY LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE HAVE MORE SENSE
THAN BOTH candidates
OUT OF 300 MILLION PEOPLE THIS IS WHAT WE GET TO VOTE FOR "

Hey, you figured it out, Herr Schilder. You Germans aren't as dumb as you seem; just genocidal.

Posted by: tom | August 24, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

You might vote as you wish, but for the good of this nation, and for the feature of our children, I am voting Obama/Biden.

Posted by: medinafidel | August 23, 2008 11:46 PM

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You chump, if I were voting for the feature of my children I would surely vote for Obama/Biden. But, you see, I am unfortunately voting for the *future* of my children which means McCain/?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

McCain should pick Powell or Condi? There goes the cracker vote!

Posted by: tom | August 24, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

This bickering between dems and reps and dems and dems only leads me to conclude one thing about McCain... he will not choose Romney. He will pick Kay Hutchison from Texas and exploit the wedge between democrats. He will look like an agent of change, attract more than a few Hilary supporters and pose a pretty good challenge to Obama/Biden. It should not be so, the man has long past his prime to command this nation, his time was 2000. We are still fighting two wars (although one is looking better), Russia is redrawing the map, the Chinese are coming up in the East, Iran will get its nuclear weapons and Israel will bomb them, the US economy is in a downward spiral and the dollar is falling faster than you can say "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran." I ask you, take a close look at Mac, he is a great guy, a war hero, but... can he really take us out of this mess at his age and his his irascible character? You might vote as you wish, but for the good of this nation, and for the feature of our children, I am voting Obama/Biden.

Posted by: medinafidel | August 23, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey.. if you liked the last eight years, vote for McCain.

Posted by: Oily McCain | August 23, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

When McCain picks Romney, Democrats are going to light up the night freakin' sky with tape of Romney slamming away at McCain (not to mention tape of him telling Ted Kennedy that he'd do more for gay rights). McCain and Romney, two zillion-multimillionaires running the country who have flipflopped on every issue so many times that a comparison will actually be fun. If this is the best McCain can do, 'bust' Biden on his former comments on Obama, imagine what fun the democrats will have with all the unkind things Romney said of McCain. This may push McCain into selecting his best friend Joe Looserman for VP. What a great situation.

Posted by: McCain is derperate... | August 23, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I think Biden is a great pick; he’s FIRST draft choice. Not least because Democrats may have goaded the Republicans into a war of showing what the other guy's pick said about him. If McCain picks Romney, Democrats are going to light up the night freakin' sky with tape of Romney slamming away at McCain (not to mention tape of him telling Ted Kennedy that he'd do more for gay rights). McCain and Romney, two zillion-multimillionaires running the country who have flipflopped on every issue so many times that a comparison will actually be fun. If this is the best McCain can do, 'bust' Biden on his former comments on Obama, imagine what fun the democrats will have with all the unkind things Romney said of McCain. This may push McCain into selecting his best friend Joe Looserman for VP. What a great situation.

Posted by: McCain is scared...loser! | August 23, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

The clip by McCain must be called a "clip" cuz he cut off the ending of Biden's statement. Anybody with a brain knows that a though can be twisted to mean all sorts of different things if we only clip and use the "part" we need.

Their instant retaliation was desperate and juvenile! But it obviously shows they are angry that Obama made such a great choice!! The McCain camp's actions should definitely be viewed as a compliment to Obama and Biden. They are envious cuz they have no such good picks for McCain's ticket.

Posted by: Maerzie | August 23, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

The Obama-Biden ticket is great. Biden is intelligent and broad-minded, so he will complement the position well. Besides, even the Republicans think it's a good pick because they instantly got angry and defensive.

Someone said he thinks McCain will pick Condi, and I'm thinking, "Yes, Pick Condi; Pick Condi!"She hasn't done a single thing besides being a "yes man" for Bush. Supposedly she is brilliant, but now I see why! It must be the school smart; life and practice dumb type. Poor McCain doesn't really HAVE a pick who can fill in any of his shortcomings. He has too many of them!

Posted by: Maerzie | August 23, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Go to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and listen to what Sen. Biden said about GWB.

In short he asked him to his office, oval office, before his first trip to Europe and asked Sen. Biden about how to greet the various dignitaries/office holders and why a few of them are against him?

Sen. McCain thinks that Sen. Obama is a rock star, let him go overseas and get such a warm greeting. He might first have to ask VP Biden what does he say to the Chancellor of Germany.

Posted by: jerry rubin | August 23, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

The ad is somewhat lame, since near the end, Sen. Biden said, "I would be honored to run "with" or "against" John McCain.

Well he is now running AGAINST. Since Sen. Biden has more experience in foreign policy then Sen. McCain it is going to be interesting to see what GAFFEs or absent minded statements he is going to make without be rebutted by a more experience candidate.

Sen. Obama said he wanted someone to not be a YES man but someone who would question his viewpoints. Biden is the perfect pick.

Posted by: jerry rubin | August 23, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I have to chuckle at the GOP ad setting up Biden as an authority. They imply he knows what he is talking about by showing him in an ad going back to the primaries. Well, follow endorsed politician, Joe Biden, to Springfield today. There he linked John McCain with the failed policies of the Bush administration using McCain's own words. If Biden makes such wise assessments that the GOP thinks to feature them in ads, than the public should listen carefully as Biden says McCain would be like four more years of Bush, a disaster. Biden has Obama's back; think twice children of Rove.

Posted by: Ceee | August 23, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Mc Goo lashes out with another cheap attack ad? Here's the headline:

OLD MAN SHAKES FIST AT CLOUD.

Big deal. Mc Goo and whichever rich white guy he picks as his running mate are doomed. It's going to be a long eight years for the conservative wingnuts out here!

OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

Posted by: LH | August 23, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

It won't take long to hear Obama saying he didn't mean to chose Biden but Caroline forced him to do it!

Posted by: Non American Watching | August 23, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

I can not name one country in the world that is doing well under the leadership of
a person that has third world mentality why for crying out loud , would we want the
U .S .A . to become another corrupt
secondary nation
Husein Obama had his formative years in
Indonesia , most likely some of that is still
within him Indonesia is well known for

CORRUPTION, DISREGARD FOR THEIR OWN PEOPLE
HUMAN RIGHTS ETC, DICTATOR MENTALITY,
WE DON'T NEED THIS IN OUR COUNTRY.

MY LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE HAVE MORE SENSE
THAN BOTH candidates
OUT OF 300 MILLION PEOPLE THIS IS WHAT WE GET TO VOTE FOR

Posted by: n schilder | August 23, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DEMS WILL BE CROSSING OVER TO VOTE THE MCCAIN/ROMNEY TICKET-THE DEMS. WILL FIND OUT TO THEIR DISMAY, THAT THEY HAVE A PARTY IN RUINS-AND PELOSI/DEAN CAN TAKE THE CREDIT FOR THAT.

IT WILL BE A VERITABLE LANDSLIDE FOR MCCAIN/ROMNEY COME NOVEMBER. MARK MY WORDS ON THAT.

Posted by: SPRING RAIN | August 23, 2008 1:46 PM

Another delusional repub. Party in ruins? How many seats did the Dems pick-up in 06? How many did the Repubs lose ? And from the preliminaries it looks like the Repubs are going to lose a LOT more this election cycle. So how is this a party in ruin ?
How many repubs do you think are tired of empty promises and lies ? I think more R'S are going to vote for another party this year...........
MARK MY WORDS ON THAT!

Posted by: jime | August 23, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama has just destroyed the Democratic party. If he wanted experience, he could have picked Hillary. I am no longer a Democrat.

Posted by: Jane | August 23, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse


When JFK chose LBJ, he got the senate majority leader, a consummate legislator who knew how Washington worked--and how to make it work, and a man with a record of leadership in civil-rights legislation. LBJ helped carry Texas and a number of southern states.

And Joe Biden? Thirty-six years serving in a dysfunctional senate disliked by so many Americans that they rate it lower than Bush in polls. A guy with zero executive experience on a ticket with zero executive experience.

But at least Biden will bring mighty Delaware's 3 electoral votes with him.

Good move, Barack. Pray that McCain chooses Romney or Fiorina.

Posted by: WylieD | August 23, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a Trust Fund Hubby. Is that they type of dependent adult male we want running our country? I don't think so.

No TRUST FUND HUBBY!

Posted by: Martiniano | August 23, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not going to pick Romney,


However I will bet my last dollar that, McCain will pick Condi Rice.

And if you think hard enough about it, it makes sense.

Condi Knows the Iraq issue first hand.

Condi was powerful enough to, get Rumsfeld canned.

Condi was the architect of the serge that worked.

Condi is known and respected around the world.

Condi has never been elected to office, and is clean as a whistle.

Condi will draw both the female and some of the black vote.

Condi will outsmart, any of the two dopes on the democratic ticket, (that being Obama & Biden).

Condi will stick her foot, right up Michelles AZZ.

Condi won't allow the democratic vermin to throw the race card around.

McCain / Rice 08

Posted by: Dashriprock | August 23, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Well Biden isn't Al Gore, but he's a good choice.

Now, if Obama will take the advise of one of his featured speakers on nomination night? . . Obama will declare that though he'll let some offshore drilling take place if Big Oil wants to invest . . . he will ask, "What's the need?! . . When we will be 100% electricity! . . produced by RENEWABLES in ten years. . . . . . And, and electric cars will be having a hay-day. Obama will no longer hym-and-haw about energy. . . . . . . . . HE WILL POINT THE WAY!"

http://www.wecansolveit.org/

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 23, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Good Ole Bluster McCain. Not this year, not this time, not four more years of Bush BS.

Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: Terry | August 23, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Those clips were from like a year ago.

Many Americans have seen Obama's leadership and competence this year. Biden is among many Americans who Obama has proven himself too.

I thought Biden stepped on Obama's message of change until i realized, Obama would not be able to make the necessary changes in Washington without the help of a long serving power house like Biden to get the cooperation of the stubborn old congressmen currently serving.

Posted by: jds | August 23, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Those clips were from like a year ago.

Many Americans have seen Obama's leadership and competence this year. Biden is among many Americans who Obama has proven himself too.

I thought Biden stepped on Obama's message of change until i realized, Obama would not be able to make the necessary changes in Washington without the help of a long serving power house like Biden to get the cooperation of the stubborn old congressmen currently serving.

Posted by: jds | August 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I think Obama panicked over his recent decline in the polls and his Saddleback spanking. He has acknowledged his inexperience by picking Biden. I think McCain is now in the driver's seat, despite next week's media spectacle and a rousing Obama speech filled with hope, platitudes and hugs with former opponents.

Posted by: Buddy I | August 23, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

What explains a working-class person's decision to favor McCain over Obama? I just can't understand. McCain is of the ruling-class and he will protect ruling-class interests, not the interests of the everyman. Can someone explain to me how on earth, if not for racial prejudice, a working-class person can see fit to vote for McCain? Please share your reasoning.

Posted by: Hilary Smith | August 23, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Biden, as well as many other Democrats, know that Obama is not ready to be President. They also know that he sat in a pew for 20 YEARS that spewed HATE about both their race and their religion (catholic asnd jew). But this is OK. He is a Democrat. SO to heck with putting the country and ALL Americans first! Vote for inexperience, racism and inequality. Vote Democrat.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 23, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse


The first-term, junior senator from Illinois chooses a man in his 36th year in the senate. Now that's a balanced ticket.

Posted by: WylieD | August 23, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

How to Make Up with a Friend - Redbook
http://www.redbookmag.com/your/fight-friends-yl

Obama and Biden have most definitely made up. All America voters can learn from this.

Posted by: Kevin | August 23, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Biden was the best choice for the Obamanation. However, his choice is a tacit nod to his lack of experience. He's changed from the outsider candidate to this. He's changed from the anti-war candidate to the "responsible" withdrawel candidate. What's next? He can't be the pied piper anymore. O is very much like Bill Clinton. Whatever it takes. Ain't gonna work. If McCain picks a good women like Kay Bailey Hutchinson he will grab most of the Hillary nuts and crush the O man.

Posted by: Bill G | August 23, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This is a great pick. I think it's important to remember that "change" does not only mean "young." I think it makes an important statement to older voters that Obama believes that they can be part of his vision of change. Also, Biden has always been his own man, so his character is consistent with Obama's message.

Also, the Dems need an attack dog, and they've got them. The "not ready" quote is not damning. All Biden has to say is that he was wrong, that he did his research and that the more he learned about Obama the more he realized that Obama was ready to lead. This is not nearly as damaging as Hillary's quotations could be.

Posted by: Di | August 23, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Now, here is a new mix...Obama picks an old man who is similar in age to McCain. Does this not eliminate the argument of age for the Democrats? There is also some anger among some of Clinton's supporters about Obama's choice, would this change the demographics for the GOP of the Christian Conservatives who would vote for Obama should McCain choose Romney as his running mate? Are Christian Conservatives more apt to vote for someone they know is for abortion in Obama or someone who has since converted to being against abortion? Which is more difficult for Christian Conservatives a Muslim who has converted to Christianity or a Mormon who has converted against abortion? I cannot help but wonder if the Christian Conservatives would agree with the Koran as the word of God over the Book of Mormon? So, what is it going to be an al Quida Muslim who now claims Christianity or a choice of a Mormon for VP? Where is a "Value Voter" to turn? Sounds to me like Christian Conservatives can't make up their minds. Incidentally, would Christian Conservatives prefer Romney on the Cabinet as say Secretary of Treasury or of State to Vice President so he can well postured for 2012? Oh, of course, McCain would never do a thing against the Christian Conservatives would he? Tell me why Christian Conservatives voted for McCain if he were such bad news to them? Was it to stall out the idea of Romney climbing into office, or was it just foolishness to push Huckabee in Iowa so that McCain could rise? It would appear that the Christian Conservatives have shot themselves in the foot. Now, they think they have the power to choose help McCain choose a VP when Mormons have considered themselves a significant part of the Christian Conservative base. No wonder Obama is winning the fundraising in Utah. Since Mormons are not a respected part of the Christian Conservatives, perhaps they can loose Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Arizona as Blue states. After all, who needs these states? I am sure there are some Democrats out there who would love to make these states purple swing states. Incidentally, Mormons are in every area of Washington. Mormons are represented in the Senate, the House, in the Cabinet, as Commanding General of all National Guard Forces, Mormons are Democrats and Republicans who are at every level of government and have served for over 100 years in important rolls.

Posted by: ceo1 | August 23, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Old white men all over the nation are celebrating Obama's pick of Biden. Who says we need change? The old white men will still have the power.

Posted by: Lens | August 23, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

We all respect and honor McCain's service to this country. We just a have a problem with Schmit and the Republican smear campaign! We are looking forward to Biden and Hillary taking them on! And if they are attacked we will send Big Bill after them! And Yes all 3 can present a postive message too!

Posted by: Ruth | August 23, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I guess since McCain is using Biden's words against Obama, he won't be picking Romney since there's a slew of quotes from both sides that could be used in ads.

They obviously couldn't stand each other and there are a slew of quotes of them bashing each other that could be used in ads by Obama.

A few examples:

From Time in May, 2007:
McCain and Romney's War of Words

"Maybe I should wait a couple weeks and see if it changes," the Senator said. "Maybe he can get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his yard."

Or

Team Romney seeks to remind voters of: The angry old man, yelling at neighborhood kids to "Get off my lawn!"

Or this from the WSJ

. . . McCain fired off a statement accusing Romney of a "wholesale deception of voters." He also reiterated his counter-attack to reporters on a campaign stop in Jacksonville today that Romney is a flip-flopper.

"One thing we should really give Gov. Romney credit for: he is consistent. He has consistently taken both sides of any major issue. He has consistently flip-flopped on every issue," McCain said, arguing that Romney once supported campaign finance legislation and immigration proposals more in line with McCain’s view on the issue.

McCain further argued that it was Romney’s economic policies that have left the state of Massachusetts in the red because of a health-care system he implemented.

and

The personal animosity between the two leading candidates has become a regular story line in recent weeks with news outlets casting the fight between the two campaigns as increasingly acrimonious — and personal. --------

I guess that leaves Lieberman or Graham.

Posted by: Sandy | August 23, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

As if the Dems wouldn't take the same exact pot shots at McCain's VP choice. Sour grapes, Dems.

Posted by: PUMA Lynn | August 23, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain's comments yield only one surprise. The text did not include "AS A FORWER POW"...

Rest assured that will come soon.

Posted by: Oscar | August 23, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

This only proves the depths of John McCain's soul and campaign. He has no class. A REAL man, a REAL opposing candidate would have had the grace to congratulate his colleague first, on receiving the nomination, BEFORE going negative. This reaction from McCain is further proof that his emotional development did not end the day he was shot down, but, was formed by being the son and grandson of more accomplished men. His envy of his father and grandfather has propelled him to do them one better. If he couldn't beat them by becoming an admiral, he thinks he can do it by becoming Commander-in-Chief of all the military. He always has been and always will be pitiful. We DON'T need another president with "daddy was a better man than me" issues.

John McCain is now just "A noun, a verb and POW"

Posted by: Historian1956 | August 23, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Biden is a lot older now and wiser. I think he will do fine in counterattacking the Republican ads like this because hes articulate. I think the media is expecting the Old Biden. The new one is better and Rove and Schmidt may be surprised by his ability to defend and well as go on the offense. Biden is more then a fighter. He can present a positive case for voting for the Obama/Biden ticket. Which the voters will be paying very close attention too.

Rove and Schmit will just attack right through election day. McCain is coming across as Mr. Negative. Doesn't he have a message? Negative ads may make it a close race. The question remains are the America Voters going to fall for this the 3rd time around or indeed be ready for a change. This is a political game of inches where winning can be won by attack ads, or a positive message and who knows what else. The experts in the media help because this is their life. We all follow the Writers and also the Sunday Talk Shows and can hardly wait to see what they have to say about all this. We all cheer on our side very Sunday. You can also learn a lot by reading the better posters on both sides on the comment sections. I loved it when Mr Fix of the Washington post said recently “The comment section awaits you!” On the Sunday Talk shows I hope that Pundits just don't beat the plagiarism part to death. Bush was the bigger one. That is a presidency Americans don't what to be remembered by as representing them in our time. Just look at Bush's Polls! McCain would be a third term. Just look at whos running his campaign! Also the viewers do want to know the about the issues!

Posted by: Tongassberry | August 23, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

MCCain, please pick Rudy, he made of the same material you are, Rudy has had expericence in a few marriages.

Posted by: Levario | August 23, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The rich are complaining they know if democrats get in they will have to pay more taxes !

Posted by: jack whitney | August 23, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The rich are complaining they know if democrats get in they will have to pay more taxes !

Posted by: jack whitney | August 23, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

hrc - your caps lock key is stuck on.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington blade | August 23, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse


wouldn't it be weird if now mccain actually has to try and think up something GOOD about himself to run on now, instead of his constant negative campaigning against obama?

silly me. i forget i was talking about a republican bush clone. they don't have brains.

Posted by: BOB | August 23, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

GO JUMP IN THE LAKE!

Posted by: PUMA BECHES | August 23, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Joe Biden said this morning when asked if southeners would vote for a liberal democrat from the northeast, " I am from a slave state... southern voters understand that". Im from Delaware. I dont understand that. Hes a disgrace!

Posted by: Proud Delaware | August 23, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow - a tape from 1 year ago. Guess they all underestimated Obama then too.

Posted by: David | August 23, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

HRC GETS 18 MILLION VOTES AND DOES NOT EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW FOR VP!!!!!

HOW CAN THE GOOD OL BOYS IN THE DEM PARTY FIGHT FOR WOMENS RIGHTS OR FAIRNESS OF ANY KIND FOR ANYBODY!!!!!!!!!!

SEE YA IN DENVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

HRC2008

hrc2008

Posted by: hrc08 | August 23, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't the democratic party start running a similar ad showing all the negative comments Mitt Romney made with regards to John "I'll say anything/sell out my beliefs to get elected" McCain right now? Actually they should start running it just minutes before he announces Romney as his running mate. Then we could see how good McCain is at reacting under pressure. John McCain used to be a little (not a lot) more honorable than he is now. Surely he can swift boat someone. Be proud of yourself John.

Posted by: CurleyJoeJohnson | August 23, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama has told us all along that Washington is broken. That congress is gridlocked and filled with old time politics. So who does he pick as his VP a man who has been a professional politician his whole adult life. During the primaries he attacked Clinton as the same old Washington politician who is trapped in the political rut however he now picks a man who fits that exact same mold. Obama to me is not change but a sellout.

Posted by: wendy | August 23, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Mccain HAS to use Biden's words for ads because he can't remember his own words....or homes....or policies he used to be for....or wives....or economics....or VP prospects....or religious affiliation....or muslim countries and where they're at....or gas prices....or Bush policies he was against before he was for them....or self-anointed evangelical clerics he disliked before he recruited them for his campaign....or lobbyists he lambasted until he hired them for his campaign....or where he tied up his high horse near the telegraph office so he can get his message out....OBAMA / BIDEN '08 -- Before it's too late!

Posted by: benighse | August 23, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

HRC GETS 18 MILLION VOTES AND DOES NOT EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW FOR VP!!!!!

HOW CAN THE GOOD OL BOYS IN THE DEM PARTY FIGHT FOR WOMENS RIGHTS OR FAIRNESS OF ANY KIND FOR ANYBODY!!!!!!!!!!

SEE YA IN DENVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

HRC2008

Posted by: hrc08 | August 23, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

AND IF SOMEONE CAN SHOW ME A RESUME MORE BRILLIANT THAN ROMNEY'S, WITH HIS DOUBLE HARVARD WITH HONORS JD IN LAW AND MBA IN BUSINESS ADMIN. I DON'T KNOW WHO IT COULD BE. ROMNEY HAS IT ALL, MODERATE VIEWS, WELL REGARDED AS A GOV., TELEGENIC, VAST POLITICAL AND BUSINESS EXPERTISE, BRILLIANT ACADEMICALLY, AND HE SPEAKS FLUENT FRENCH-YOU COULDN'T PUT TOGETHER A MORE QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IF YOU TRIED! BRILLIANT!

Posted by: SPRING RAIN | August 23, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

The democrats are having a sale: TWO POMPOUS GAS-BAGS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! Forget the tire gauge - the dems have new energy plan: wind-power through endless hot air.

Here's the stuff the loony-left liberal media WILL NOT TELL YOU:

Biden and hussein share many characteristics. For example, they are both so lacking in honesty and ethics they blatantly plagiarize the words of others.

The many, many plagiarized speeches of Biden have been well documented. While at Syracuse Law School, Biden plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. He has not only plagiarized Americans, but British politicians as well, such as Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party. He's a true international plagiarizer. (This is what the liberal media mean when they say biden has "international experience".)

In his mediocre law school, Biden was only able to graduate 76th in a class of 85 - i.e., he was in the lowest 10.5%! Of course, while campaigning, he claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class. A plagiarizer and a LIAR!

hussein is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. (His mental deficiencies appear to rival those of Biden.) His many plagiarized speeches have also been documented, including his theft of words from a speech by Deval Patrick, from Robin WIlliams' movie "Man of the Year", and others. Like Biden, hussein also has been caught in many, many lies.

Yep, the character of these two is as pathetic as it gets - they deserve one another. America deserves neither.

Posted by: ALEX H. | August 23, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh and if this Hillary thing is about fairness... she lost early and had to play catch-up and run out of time. If you want to be mad at anyone be mad at her and her team for not doing well early. Just like her success, her failure is her own fault. I hope McCain wins so the truth can be told and we can see the entire Clinton family for what they are. First Black President my A$$... hehas never had to deal with the Klan!

Posted by: ro | August 23, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Yes "christian woman", Mormons beliefs are different from evangelicals, and evangelicals beliefs are different from catholics. This is the USA. We all practice freedom of religion. Catholics pray to the the virgin Mary and other saints, and evangelicals don't. Mormons pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ and are similar and different to evangelicals in other ways....as are catholics. I have no desire to be catholic or evangelical but I recognize that even though I went on a mission to share my beliefs with others, the religion or lack-there-of that they choose is ultimately their choice and I must love my neighbor regardless. I have learned that the most effective way to bring others to Christ is through love and patience and not through negative attacks, Building up and not by tearing down. Helping people should be the goal while keeping prideful fulfillment at bay. thanks

Posted by: Adam Pearson | August 23, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DEMS WILL BE CROSSING OVER TO VOTE THE MCCAIN/ROMNEY TICKET-THE DEMS. WILL FIND OUT TO THEIR DISMAY, THAT THEY HAVE A PARTY IN RUINS-AND PELOSI/DEAN CAN TAKE THE CREDIT FOR THAT.

IT WILL BE A VERITABLE LANDSLIDE FOR MCCAIN/ROMNEY COME NOVEMBER. MARK MY WORDS ON THAT.

Posted by: SPRING RAIN | August 23, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

you folks on all sides of this debate disgust me, but none more than the Clinton supporters. For all of your buffonery, you do realize that whatever happens (worsening economy, war with Iran/Russia, overturning of Roe, veto of Ledbetter, broken worsening health-care situation or whatever else you candidate championed been killed/ignored) it's your own fault. Next would be the racist/agist scum out there spewing hate because you hate yourself or feel threatened because you don't measure up. I really equate all of you with al Queada and think you should die so Americans can take our country back from you ideologues.

Posted by: ro | August 23, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

HRC GETS 18 MILLION VOTES AND DOES NOT EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW FOR VP!!!!!

SEE YA IN DENVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

HRC2008

Posted by: hrc08 | August 23, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Day after day listening to the rhetoric shaking my head in dismay...this election should be a no-brainer...four more years of digging the hole deeper, or a new direction and and a start at getting out of this mess. And yet the Democrats can't seem to get it together. The only upside is my home state of Nevada has gone from red to purple.

Posted by: mhelms | August 23, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

From the BBC's Justin Webb:

BIDEN: A NECESSARY ANTIDOTE?

Webb 23 Aug 08, 11:47 AM GMT

Would he have made this choice a year ago? Six months? Even a few weeks? Joe Biden is Vladimir Putin's contribution to American politics - he is a necessary antidote to the Obama lack of worldly wisdom, which before Georgia was a bit academic to most Americans or amorphous and unfocused as an issue (perhaps they could take a punt, roll the dice as Bill C helpfully put it) but post-Georgia is back at the top of the pile of concerns.

McCain did well on Russia - he avoided frightening threats but managed to seem tough and aware. He took the 3AM call. Obama needs a pal who can do the same. But something of the Obama appeal has been diminished by the choice - it is going to be very difficult to rail against Washington insiders with one at his right hand. There is also - if Biden performs well - the Dukakis Lloyd Bensen issue, which is, to put it delicately, Why is it this way round: why isn't the able, experienced, reassuring guy the one at the top of the ticket?

EXACTLY-AND LIKE THAT GOING NOWHERE DUKAKIS/BENTSEN TICKET, THE OBAMA/BIDEN TICKET WILL BE FALLING ON THE TRASHHEAP OF HISTORY AS WELL!

Posted by: SPRING RAIN | August 23, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

First Mccain sent the nasty-gram-ad to BIDEN on TV and then he called him on the telegraph---Have you seen that new attack Repub ad....Mccain is so silly with this McFoolish ad. Is he still in grammar school?? You'd think when you watched it that he was mad because he wanted to select BIDEN as his running mate....Go ahead John, you can still choose Lieberman or mormonMitt or huckleberry Huckabee or keep Cheney to show your true puppet status as a McBush....We now have our wrinkly old white-haired guy on the ticket to run against your wrinkly old white-haired guy....Gotta luv it....Let the campaign begin! ....It's time to put OBAMA to work for all America!...OBAMA / BIDEN '08 ......Let's get it on!

Posted by: benighse | August 23, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Cant stand the "OLD FART" Needs a Fresh supply of clean diapers.
and REALLY need to amend the laws for the old folks to have better care.

DAMN NEO-CON FOOLS THAT HIJACKED THE WHITE HOUSE FROM THE FREE WORLD!

HIM AND HIS WIFE HAS A TOTAL OF SEVEN HOUSES 7 AND AVERAGE AMERICAN CANT AFFORD ONE 1 DECANT HOME FOR THIER CHILDREN!!
EXPLAIN THAT!

Posted by: chickoi30 | August 23, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I notice the Republican's and Limbaugh's NeoNazi's out here, in force, attempting to still stir up mischief. We get these twits posting that because Hillary wasn't the nominee, they are voting for McCain. Of course, none of them voted for Hillary or any other Democrat and they got the idea for these posts directly from Limbaugh's show, but never mind. Hillary Cltinon's campaign is 26 million dollars in debt. In the two since since she dropped out of the race, these Clinton loyalists have donated a total of....a bit less than $400,000! Mrs. Clinton has received a total of $1.8 million in donations towards retiring her campaign debt, $1.4 million of that from large corporate donors. So....please, you phony Clinton supporters, GOP/Swift Boat trash, go peddle your lies somewhere else. Democrats actually think, we read news from a variety of sources, and we don't play the sorts of filthy policies you swine play. But, and you can count on this, we are more than willing to shine a spotlight on you cockroaches.

Posted by: Observer | August 23, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Nobama thought he was too good. He thought he was sooo much better than the Clintons. He thought he was Jesus, came to unite the world, and that the Clintons were old fools, lacking his touch. He was cocky, arrogant, clueless, and foolish.

The media pimps fed his ego. They have long ago become pompous fools with no critical thought, no insights, no will to question; in short they became useless long ago. But now they became harmful, feeding a frenzy, cultivating a whole group of simpletons that became groupies of Nobama. These koolaid drinking nuts bought into the whole Nobama snakeoil and believed that if only every one thought like them and voted Nobama, the world will be solved of all its problems.

Now, the Nobama balloon has been pierced. As the writer said, the helium has leaked out. He was never more than a windbag; w/o the helium, he is looking like a very small punctured rubber bag.

The country fell for this 8 years ago. The pity is that those same old fools that bought into the Bush nonsense now have fallen for the Nobama snake oil. These fools think their fault was picking the wrong man then. How silly? The problem was their lack of thought, suspension of questioning ability and skepticism; their willingness to follow the latest fad like a bunch of rats in the Piper story.

Now they have doe it again. Thankfully the election is not over yet, and the Repubs have given us at least a palatable choice, the best they could have done. If it was Giuliani or Freddie, it could have been a Scylla and Charybdis choice in Nov. Now it aint so bad.

And now this pick. The snake oil sloganeer claimed all along that he was for change, what ever that meant. He said judgement was the key, not experience.

But inside he knew all the time that he was a fake; he knew he could fool enough in the dem party to steal the nomination but not the whole country to steal the election. SO he went and picked a garrulous nut that has a big mouth, a foot that fits into that mouth, and a penchant to keep shoving that foot into that mouth.

Change - what change? 36 years of insidership. Anti-war? What is that, for some one who voted for Iraq war. Heck, did this guy even endorse Brrack even by June 2nd? Perhaps Joey was waiting to see which one wins, cause he wanted to be on the ticket regardless of who was on top.

And what of Brraack's lie that HRC would be on "any one's short list". WHat a two faced lie, we all knew he was lying, and now it is confirmed. He did n't even vet. Now the Clinton supporters are free to go where they really want tobe - which is not in Nobama's camp.

Just a few months ago, Joey thought Nobama had no experience to run anything. He thought Mac makes a better ticket. Heck, Joey even said he would be honored to be on Mac's ticket.

Joey was n't lying then. He had nothing to lose back then. He would be lying today.


Posted by: intcamd1 | August 23, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Please, McCain, pick Romney. Pick Romney!I would so much love to watch Joe Biden turn Romney into a stuttering hair-do during the debates. Jim Webb would have been a better choice and would also have kicked Romneys powdered duff, but it will be fun to watch Biden out think him.

Posted by: steve | August 23, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

HRC GETS 18 MILLION VOTES AND DOES NOT EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW FOR VP!!!!!

SEE YA IN DENVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

HRC2008

Posted by: hrc08 | August 23, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Don't be tricked by Obama and the DNC! Hillary was cheated out of the nomination. Now, Obama has backslapped Hillary in the face by not being gracious enough to make her even VP. Join PUMA today! We are protesting Obama's illegitimate nomination!
Go Hillary 2012. Our goal: HIllary's votes must be counted! She is the REAL nominee!
http://www.pumapac.org/

Posted by: Marti Shiffer, Los Angeles | August 23, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Do Democrats ever make good decisions? It's just in their DNA to be lost!

Posted by: Kentson | August 23, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I wonder in which house McShame has his filming studio set up? I think the ads with Romney dumping on him will be so much more fun, or those with Mayor 9/11.

Posted by: patrick nyc | August 23, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Funny that McCain dose not play Ads showing him be ridiculed by Romney and other republicans? Play those TV Ads, Were not follies as the "GOP" Think We are.

Posted by: Funny | August 23, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

McCain is playing a KINDEGARDENRS Game. What a waste to ENERGY & time on these SILLY Childish Games of NAME CALLING , Instead he should show what he truly stands for, HE dose not even support his own IMMIGRATION BILL That he wrote?

The Latinos/ Hispanics will be SUPER FOLLIES If they vote Republicans, They will deserve what they will carry on getting.

Posted by: Funny | August 23, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

All three of my republican friends say they're voting for Bob Barr because McCain is going to let too many mexicans into the country.

Posted by: Terry Robb | August 23, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

And when might the Post gets its tongue out of McGoo's arse and tell us how John The Hero got rich? Oh! Look! He got rich via his mobster father-in-law whose mobster partner killed a JOURNALIST. Don't you arse lickers feel sick? Ashamed that you are swinging on tires at the ranch built with mob money, some of whick was used to kill a real journalist to prevent him from telling about the evils of McCain and his family?

By March 1945, he was divorced, and they married.

Back in Phoenix, he and his brother, Eugene, went into the liquor business with Kemper Marley, a businessman who had cornered much of the market in Arizona after Prohibition ended.

In March 1948, a federal jury convicted both Hensleys of concealing sales of black-market liquor. Jim Hensley’s six month sentence was suspended. A second indictment, in 1953 for falsifying records to evade taxes, was dismissed.

The Hensleys bought a New Mexico horse track in 1952. Eugene Hensley’s role at the track led to lawsuits, tax-evasion charges and prison. In 1969, he sold out to a mob-connected company with close ties to Mr. Marley, according to published reports. (The Phoenix police named Mr. Marley as the man they believed ordered the 1976 assassination of Don Bolles, an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic. Mr. Marley, who died in 1990, was never charged.)

Jim Hensley sold his stake in the track in 1955, and took a job at a beer wholesaler. After buying the business, in 1959 he got

Posted by: McMafia Owns the Post too | August 23, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

So much for the "change" ticket with young, fresh faces and no Washington "old politics" insiders.

Obama's "change" rhetoric goes the way of all naive, perfect-worlder left-wing rhetoric... down the tubes when reality intrudes.

When the Russians invade Georgia, suddenly those "old politics" people who know what's going on and what to do, don't seem so irrelevant anymore.

The only irrelevancy on Obama's ticket now is... Obama.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 23, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

WIZARD OF OZ TICKET - O'Bama/Biden

Given that O'Bama can't speak without a teleprompter and Biden can't write his own speeches..Shouldn't this be called this the Wizard of Oz ticket?

You can't hold Biden's harsh words for O'Bama against him. They probably weren't even his words.

O'Bama says he'll bring change. Is this like change in a jar on your dresser? Give us substance!

Posted by: Pat Mabooty | August 23, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

LOL. That's cute.

Anonymous wrote:

O S A M A B I N L A D E N

O B A M A B I - - - D E N

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 23, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

If McCain picks Romney, I'll sit this one out. Mormons are part of a very secretive cult who won't let anyone see how they worship. Can't trust a mormon for VP let alone pres.

Posted by: Garth | August 23, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Biden said supportive words about McCain before McCain betrayed everyone who thought he was an independent thinker. "The Original Maverick" is now nothing but a yes man. What a sad fall.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | August 23, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

My Mommie told me if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all. Guess that the McCain folks don't have Mommies. So where did they come from?

Posted by: Peter | August 23, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see an Obama ad with thew dreadful things George Bush said about McCain in 2000. This is all part of the political process. People say things that they either don't mean or are willing to distance themselves from for personal gain.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: mpp | August 23, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Biden is the attack dog Obama needs. He'll clamp onto McCain's arm, chew it to shreds and then piss on his leg. I'm glad Biden will be the VP. Perfect choice for balancing the ticket.

Posted by: Bill | August 23, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I wanted Hillary, but I realize that Barack Obama is the better choice for women's rights. I thought about voting for McCain, but only briefly. The damage he would do to the courts would be lifelong for me and I don't want that to happen.

Posted by: Jessie | August 23, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

There's no such thing as a "McCain Democrat". You're a republican. 'Fess up to it. Hillbots voting for McCain will be voting to overturn Roe v Wade and will be giving up their rights. I think Hillary could be appointed to the Supreme Court under McCain, which would be a good choice.

Posted by: Big Bob | August 23, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

O S A M A B I N L A D E N

O B A M A B I - - - D E N


Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Biden got 9000 votes in the primaries and Hillary got 18 million votes. Looks like Obama got a bad grade in Math :-)

A McCain Democrat

Posted by: vs | August 23, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

It's interesting to note how the Obamabots simply ignore the actual content of the ad and of this article by talking about McCain and Romney. Whenever Obama does something stupid, we hear about McCain, as though that is the best defence of their candidate they can come up with. And it probably IS the best they can come up with, since Obama is almost impossible to defend.

The Democrats made a truly terrible mistake by forcing Obama down our throats. He's such a loser... just ask Biden.

Posted by: Laasair | August 23, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

What else would you expect from the former prisoner of war McCain camp, negativity, negativity, negativity. Former prisoner of war McCain has nothing to run on but negativity against Obama. Now that the Obama camp has put up a formidable opponent against former prisoner of war John McCain all that can be done is be negative about Biden.

Posted by: BigB | August 23, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a good man who'll make a good pres and get rid of abortion. Obama is a baby killer! Vote for McCain. A God fearing man not a like a rev. Wright who is the devil and hates us.

Posted by: Larry Watson | August 23, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I think this comment by 'Christian woman' is going to hold true for most of the evangelicals during the election. They don't like Romney and don't want to see the possibility that McCain kicks off and suddenly we have a Mormon president.

Posted by: McCain's Done | August 23, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

If McCain selects the Mormon guy, then big problems...talking withe the chaplain last night..and during the conversation, he said most chaplains in the Army feel Mormons are part of a cult religion of sorts.

Perhaps McCain should just the post open...

Posted by: Overseas.Iraq | August 23, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Now is the time for Senator Hutchinson or Condolezza Rice(a long shot) to give McCain the lift he needs.

Posted by: popthecop | August 23, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Biden sure did slap Obama in that debate, and that's just what he'll do to Romney. Neither McCain or Romney have any foreign policy experience and when it comes to the debates, that will be painfully evident.

Posted by: Bill | August 23, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

So you are announcing you are NOT voting? Then who cares what you think?

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I'm a Christian woman and home school my wonderful kids. I don't think I'll be voting for John McCain if he picks Romney. The Mormons have an altered view of religion and have their own Bible, which we don't agree with. I can't vote for Obama, so my husband and I have decided to stay home on election day.

Posted by: Sara Olsen | August 23, 2008 11:14 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Christian woman and home school my wonderful kids. I don't think I'll be voting for John McCain if he picks Romney. The Mormons have an altered view of religion and have their own Bible, which we don't agree with. I can't vote for Obama, so my husband and I have decided to stay home on election day.

Posted by: Sara Olsen | August 23, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

It has been reported" "It is not known" There is some real solid information. By the way, it has been reported that Mccain actually had a contract to kill his first wife when she was not going to give him the divorce he wanted. There is some solid information it had something to do what who was to be his new father in law who was well known to be connected the organized crime.

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Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun Times reported several years ago about a big time fund raiser named Joe Cari.

The day that her story broke Cari was about to hold a fund raising event in Chicago for Joe Biden's Presidential bid. They had to cancel the fund raiser.

Cari was subsequently indicted and pled guilty and then testified against Tony Rezko.

It also has been reported that Cari has provided information about Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.

It is not known what he has had to say regarding Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

Posted by: Mike H | August 23, 2008 11:05 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

If McCain picks Romney then it will be even a worst situation due to the way McCain and Romney were cutting each other down.

Posted by: Cut throat | August 23, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Biden cut Obama's throat right out of the gate.

Posted by: Cut throat | August 23, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Romney is the only choice McCain has and Romney not only is a flip flopper, but a flip flopper on abortion as is McCain. Pull out the archival footage. The dems are going to have a field day!

Posted by: McCain's Done | August 23, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

We all know how well Romney and McCain get along. I can't wait for the ads where Romney is ripping McCain up one side and down the other.

Posted by: Bill | August 23, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun Times reported several years ago about a big time fund raiser named Joe Cari.

The day that her story broke Cari was about to hold a fund raising event in Chicago for Joe Biden's Presidential bid. They had to cancel the fund raiser.

Cari was subsequently indicted and pled guilty and then testified against Tony Rezko.

It also has been reported that Cari has provided information about Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.

It is not known what he has had to say regarding Joe Biden or Barack Obama.

Posted by: Mike H | August 23, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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