New McCain Ad Tries to Shift Focus from Economy

A new attack ad from U.S. Sen. John McCain hits U.S. Sen. Obama for voting against a war funding bill, in an attempt to bring the focus of the campaign back to McCain's home turf, foreign policy and national security (and playing make-believe). Here's the ad, entitled "Promise":

The ad fails to mention the fact that Obama voted against this bill after President Bush vetoed Obama's version of the appropriations bill, which included a time-table for troop withdrawl (McCain was absent for the vote but urged Bush to veto the bill). Obama summed it up nicely in the debate on Friday night:

"Senator McCain opposed funding for troops in legislation that had a timetable, because he didn't believe in a timetable. I opposed funding a mission that had no timetable, and was open- ended, giving a blank check to George Bush. We had a difference on the timetable. We didn't have a difference on whether or not we were going to be funding troops. We had a legitimate difference."