Biden praises McCain and slams Obama? New McCain ad released

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    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) (L) and Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Conn.) after being brought on stage for an AFL-CIO presidential forum at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 7, 2007.
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Joe.

The McCain team sent out a welcome wagon howdy-ho early this morning greeting Barack Obama with a new commercial featuring his newly-christened running mate, Senator Joseph Biden.

Much like you would expect a campaign ad to be, it was lopsided.  It features Biden speaking warmly of one of the presidential hopefuls and harshly about the other one.

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But there's one problem.  Biden's accolades are for John McCain. His criticism - for Barack Obama.

This is the issue in an age where nearly everything is caught on tape.

The clip from Biden on Obama came a little over a year ago comes from ABC's "This Week" - back when Biden was still running for President.

It features moderator George Stephanopolous saying to Sen. Biden:

You were asked if he [Obama]  was ready.  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."

Cut to Biden who says:

I think that I stand by that statement.

The headless announcer steps in to ask, "And what does he [Biden] say of John McCain?"

Cut to a clip from Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" back in 2005 where Biden said:

I would be honored to run with or against John McCain because I think the country would be better off.

The full video is below.

Can we expect more of these?  Well, the McCain team has a virtual treasure trove of Biden quotes that they'll be able to use in the future against Obama and for McCain.

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