August 23rd, 2008
10:40 AM ET
10 years ago

Biden criticizes Obama - in new McCain ad

A new GOP ad shows Biden criticizing Obama.

A new GOP ad shows Biden criticizing Obama.

(CNN) - John McCain's campaign is going to the tape.

Wasting little time attacking the newly-minted Democratic presidential ticket, the McCain campaign released a television ad Saturday morning featuring Barack Obama's running mate criticizing the Illinois senator in a primary debate last year.

The 30-second spot, set to air in key states, features an August 2007 primary debate during which Joe Biden was asked if he stood by his criticism Obama is not yet ready to be president.

"I think that I stand by the statement," Biden is shown saying.

The ad also features a 2005 interview of Biden during which he praised McCain, saying, "I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off."

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soundoff (772 Responses)
  1. Sue

    Obama-Biden ticket opens the door for Clinton 2012!

    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Obama = Carter the 2nd!!!

    Funny to hear many Obama backer like Biden. He has been in DC longer than McCain. Oh I am sorry that is a fact that you can not change. Many bag on McCain for being in DC to long and now do you say the same about Biden????? No that would be the sound of flip/flop.

    Romeny might not be the VP pick for McCain. If that is the case your "run the Mitt ads" has no power.

    Obama/Biden sure there is some wait no....same stuff......two guys that have been around awhile and nothing new.


    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. steve o

    did you like the last eight? well, you are going to love the next four. mccain wins and the demacratic ship is sunk again. thanks barrack. well done stupid

    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Joe

    The problems with this pick in short:

    1. Two Senators on the same ticket with *NO* executive experience.

    2. A VP who is the anti-Obama if you think that he stands for the end of Washington politics (Biden has decades in the Senate).

    3. Biden has recently and repeatedly questioned Obama's readiness to serve as president.

    4. Biden has relatively recently praised McCain and suggested his readiness to be president.

    5. Biden is from Delaware. It is suggested that he can help with Pennsylvania because he was born in that state. People don't vote for a candidate because he was born in their state, but rather because he is recognized as having worked in and for that state.

    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. Irene

    BRING ON THOSE DEBATES !!!!!!!! We can't wait!

    OBAMA / BIDEN 08

    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. Ira

    Looks like the Democrats will have to deal with a severe case of HOOF IN MOUTH disease again.

    August 23, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  7. Minnesota against John McWar

    Obama and Joe are patriots and great men. We love you. I hope John McWar picks Mitt Romney and then we can have millionaires (Republican ticket) vs common Joes (Democratic ticket).

    August 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. Kim

    Yes yes, and one of McSurge VP front runners is Rommney. During the Primary Mitt ripped McBomb to pieces but now they are Kissy sweet. Just politics kids.

    August 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Don of Fairfax

    Don't they still need to get both nominees through the convention? Just watch how these people will act next week. This is going to be a 3-ring circus . . . and they want to run this country. They can't even run a convention, let alone their Party.

    Vote McCain in 2008

    August 23, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  10. Vince in NC

    The Republican slime machine always on the attack, I turned on their official propaganda channel this morning (Fox News), and of course they were talking about the attack ad, re-playing it over and over.

    They use this stuff to scare the clueless into voting against their own interest. What's sad is that some of the Hillary supporters have been sucked right in and use the same talking points as Karl Rove.

    The fact is we've had great Presidents in the past with almost no Washington experience, and complete flops with years of experience. Obama stands for the values of the Democratic party, just as Hillary does, our great nation can't withstand another 4 years of failed Republican policies.

    August 23, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Ken T.

    Yes, I am another Democrat for McCain. Over time its becoming apparent that B.O. is not who the media is building him up to be. There is too much uncertainty about the man and with his economic policies he is proposing, we will all be in the poor house even worse than we are now.

    August 23, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Keith in NC

    Pretty funny stuff....

    When democrats speak "live" they are thought provoking and insightful. However, when they are pre-recorded and played back by evil republicans they are "misleading slime".

    You democrats have got your ticket backwards. Biden would be a much better presidential candidate with Obama as his "apprentice".

    Picking Biden just shows how worried Obama is about filling "the suit" that we are now finding out is many sizes too big for him to attempt to occupy by himself.

    August 23, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  13. Wrob in GA

    McCain is desperate and it shows. Those rich guys don't have a chance with middle America. They obviously don't relate to the common problems of people today. Let's get started! Now that everyone is paying attention, we need to take our government back!

    August 23, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. McCain=the draft

    This pales in comparison to the "kitchen sink" Hillary threw at Obama. Even though she's not the VP choice, the GOP is saving all that footage for the fall ads along with Rev. Wright ads. The GOP smear and fear machine is just getting started.

    What makes you Hillary voters, voting McCain, think Hillary has a chance of getting Obama supporters in 2012? Her political career will be over if Obama loses. It may be over now.

    August 23, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. Ernie in LA

    McCain might own 8 houses but at least he did not get them by sweet deals from a terrorist. I can't believe Obama would choose a "Old White Haired Guy" with lots of old Washington ties and voted to go to war. Real Change.

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  16. Geoffrey Sperl

    McCain '08 for Hillary '12:

    She won't run in 2012. Not against an incumbent. Plus that gives McCain four more years to screw things up. And, frankly, she'll be too old in 2016 to run. Hillary's chance at the presidency is over.

    If you believe in what the Clintons believe in then it's time to suck up the defeat and vote for Obama. McCain would be a disaster.

    Of course, I think you're just a McCain shill claiming to be a Hillary supporter... because no one in their right mind will support McCain come November.

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  17. Tammy

    This should show the world what Obama is made of. Most people would not pick a running mate that will challenge their authority if they thought it necessary. Obama is not afraid of challenge, he welcomes it, as does anyone who truly wants to do the right thing by his constituents. If you're gonna do the right thing, ya gotta have all the facts and opinions possible.

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  18. get a life

    McCain is old and the only thing thats good about mitt romeny was he dad when he was govenor of Michigan. So if the old man picks romeny he is in for a even bigger fall.

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  19. Ash

    Congratulations Senator Obama on your choice for VP. I'm sure that Senator Biden will help you run this country effectively and with great pride. As for McCain watch out because the Democrats are coming for you. The only thing that you're fit to be president of is a nursing home. By the way McCain while we Democrats are having fun at the convention next week, instead of making stupid Obama-Biden attack ads, you should spend a little time reflecting on how many houses you really have.

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  20. Anna, TX.

    Obama lies over and over. He said Hillary would be on anybodys short list, but he didn't even consider her for VP.
    First time I will also be voting republican

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  21. Paul

    The TRUTH hurts for the obama cult and I can't blame them...they are trying to elect an empty suit! Even his VP thinks he is not presidential material...wake up and smell the coffee you cult have been had!

    August 23, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  22. Trina

    ..... and on the Republican front ... EVERY Republican has slammed McCain! Many Republicans I know refuse to vote for the man.

    August 23, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  23. Bill, Covington

    I wouldn't expect lovers of the obama to be one bit disturbed by the choice of "plagerism" Joe Biden for VP. After all he fits the mold of the party perfectly.

    August 23, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  24. Ray

    The OBiden Ticket is on the move

    August 23, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  25. Barbara - NC

    This Obama/Biden team will bring the country into the 21st century – maybe even new technology instead of horse and buggy.

    McCain keeps us in the 1960s and dreams of more wars.

    This team will win EASY over the repukes ANY DAY !!!!!!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 23, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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