September 27th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain ad pins Biden against Obama

CNN

Watch: The McCain campaign released a new ad highlighting Sens. Biden and Obama's difference on troop funding.

(CNN)—In perhaps a sign of what can be expected from next week's vice presidential debate, the McCain campaign released a new ad Saturday highlighting Barack Obama and Joe Biden's differing opinions on funding for troops.

"In the midst of war, Senator Obama voted to cut off funding for our troops," the announcer says. "What did Biden say?"

Watch: The latest McCain ad highlights a difference between Obama and Biden

"They said they voted against the money to make a political point," the 30-second spot shows Joe Biden saying in 2007.

Biden, who is chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations committee, voted in favor of the troop funding bill last May.

The ad, "Promise," concludes with a familiar line of attack from Friday night's debate in Mississippi, that Obama lacks the experience to be the next commander in chief.

"Barack Obama. Playing politics. Risking lives. Not ready to lead," the announcer says.

The Obama campaign was quick to respond, criticizing McCain for past votes of his own.

"Despite what his increasingly desperate and dishonorable campaign says, John McCain opposed funding for our troops that would have brought them home, while Barack Obama voted against a blank check for George Bush," Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan said in a statement. "So if John McCain wants to talk about funding, he should explain why he voted against life-saving equipment for our troops in battle, voted repeatedly against funding for veterans' health care, and wants to keep spending $10 billion a month in Iraq while the Iraqis have a surplus and our economy is in crisis.”

According to the McCain camapaign, the ad will air nationally.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden • John McCain
soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Joy

    I find your news show the most bias news there is......Always on the side of Senator Obama. A man that has only been in Washington for three years and has been campaigning in two of them...I read a book called none dare call it conspiracy,in 1976 all about destroying America saying it will be done by electing someone who is the united states enemy into the presidency, I believe that enemy is Senator Obama..He is a Muslim, he took his oath on the Koran,and has been heard saying his muslim religion..This is exactly Why he wants to end the war to get us out of his muslim countries..Iraq,Iran,Afganistan,Pakistan, so they can get back to the business of destroying us and Isreal..What Fools you all are..The best man and you know it is John McCain for the president of the united states. p.s. I dare you to print this opinion, no you won't, because you are Bias and all for Obama.

    ReplyReply All Move...Inbox

    September 27, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Tim

    I like how the McCain ads made Barack look so much darker then he really is. How not sublte.

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Hillary 2012

    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    John is right
    What a debate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. economist

    Does the McCain Campaign *really* want to talk about vice-presidential candidates? If they know what's good for them, they'll stay focussed on the top of the tickets.

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. Joy Goodwin

    I find your news show the most bias news there is......Always on the side of Senator Obama. A man that has only been in Washington for three years and has been campaigning in two of them...I read a book called none dare call it conspiracy,in 1976 all about destroying America saying it will be done by electing someone who is the united states enemy into the presidency, I believe that enemy is Senator Obama..He is a Muslim, he took his oath on the Koran,and has been heard saying his muslim religion..This is exactly Why he wants to end the war to get us out of his muslim countries..Iraq,Iran,Afganistan,Pakistan, so they can get back to the business of destroying us and Isreal..What Fools you all are..The best man and you know it is John McCain for the president of the united states. p.s. I dare you to print this opinion, no you won't, because you are Bias and all for Obama.

    ReplyReply All Move...Inbox

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. Chirs, Michigan

    McCain said he would take care of the veterans in the debate. Interestingly, most veterans don't have seven houses or fully covered health care. What has he done for the veterans in the past 26 years? Why change now?

    He seems very dishonest. He thinks veterans are two-year-old kids that he could trick.

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. tina

    to bad this issue was addressed last night in the debate mccain, so you should probably stop acting like a tool.

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. KofTX

    I think the McCain campaign's credibility is shot at this point.

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  9. FYI

    Let's see what factcheck has to say about this. Keep 'em accountable!!

    September 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  10. NOSS

    THREE US SENATORS and nothing substantial from their mouths on this $700 billion

    GET YOUR BUTTS TO WORK, THE THING YOU"RE PAID TO DO

    ALL THREE, ESP., OBAMA AND MCCAIN OWE A LARGE PORTION OF THEIR SALARY BACK TO TAXPAYER COFFERS

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  11. cecil

    So if John McCain wants to talk about funding, he should explain why he voted against life-saving equipment for our troops in battle, voted repeatedly against funding for veterans' health care, and wants to keep spending $10 billion a month in Iraq while the Iraqis have a surplus and our economy is in crisis.”

    Sen. McCain Playing politics. Risking lives. Not ready to lead,"
    P.S. Gov Palin,

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. S. Boatman

    Mccain Has The Worst Voting Record When It Comes To Our Troops! He Has No Room To Criticize Anyone About That Subject! Our Troops Need To Come Home And Get The Care And Benefits They Deserve Mccain!

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. tina

    to bad this issue was addressed last night in the debate mccain, so you should probably stop acting like a tool. or did you already forget what happened in the debate, or that we had a debate at all. lol

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. Pam Holt Los Angeles, CA

    Obama didn't want to pick someone that agreed with him all the time.

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Kristina, Seattle

    Apparently the only thing John McCain is "suspending" is our disbelief.

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. M. Winners

    "Fear smear, mock and LIE" from the McLame camp – Business as usual.

    McLame's idea of a debate was to rehash stump speech one liners. He came across as "Old man shous at clouds".
    Don't know if the average American could pick up on that with all the bellicose, condensending remarks he was making – Hope they did...

    September 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Nick

    Obama=Presidential
    Mccain=What happened to John Mccain of 2000 if beyond my pay grade!

    September 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Elly

    who cares what was said when biden and Obama were campaigning
    each other ...NO ONE
    it has no importance whatsoever at this point in time
    McCain is desperate as usual!!!!
    Hes OLD Washington and his party created this mess over the last 8 years
    Time for change Americans and its NOT the crooked republicans!!!
    Obama-Biden

    September 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. Alex, Chicago

    Gee CNN--are you the news we can rely on or are you the Obama news we can rely on? Please tell us who and what you are.

    We can really count on unbiased reporting from Olbermann, Matthews (who still gets a tingle when Obama talks and perhaps an orgasm), and Madow. What a team. Why don't they just leave CNN and go to work for the Obama campaign.

    September 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  20. David in Illinois

    McCain has evolved from dishonorable - shameful enough for somebody who is still a war hero - to truly despicable. Who would have thought that he would approve some of the most distasteful, distorted, outright false advertising in the history of American politics.
    What REALLY steams me about McCain was his clear contempt and disrespect of Sen. Barack Obama at the first debate. McCain wouldn't even LOOK at him!!!!
    McCain looked old, mean, and disoriented. It's absolutely time for him retire and it's time for Sarah Palin to go back to Alaska.

    September 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. Canuck Lady For Obama/Biden!

    McCain seemed exhausted at the Debates or is that just me? I cringed and laughed everytime McCain talked! Ugh! Palin will have it even worse this Thursday against Biden! Should be fun! Thanks for making your party the laughing stock of the world Senator McCain and Governor Palin! This just keeps getting better! Oh and for the record I'm with Letterman on his jokes of McCain not coming on his show!

    Obama for Canadian PM!

    September 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  22. Sam, San antonio, tx

    McBUSH picked a running mate just for the fact shes worth looking at since he isnt worth the look or listen. I love how he takes HALF of all of the important issues but then i guess that is one half more than his mentor George Bush took.

    September 27, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  23. Bridg

    CNN, please post my comment!!

    Who cares about spending in Iraq when our economy is tanking!! Iraq currently has a 79-billion-dollar surplus, while we are about to be on the hook for 700-billion!!! John McCain just doesn't get it!!

    September 27, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  24. Th3rdpwr

    Interesting, during the debate, Factcheck.org listed 18 misrepresentations by the candidates; of that figure, over 13 were misstatements are attributed to John McCain. Accepting that most candidates will stretch the truth, during a campaign, one must gauge a person by how much, how often. McCain is, clearly, willing to go above and beyond for political gain.

    September 27, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. Sean

    This ad is SLEAZY and once again FULL OF LIES. McCain voted against funding for the troops aswell. The only difference was the TIME TABLE as POINTED OUT LAST NIGHT BY OBAMA.

    Suggesting that Obama is playing politics and risking american lives is the sleaziest and most appalling thing yet to come out of the McCain campaign.

    Disgusting.

    McCain cant even look Obama in the eyes. How Arrogant can you be.

    Obama/Biden 08.

    September 27, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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