"Listen to Joe Biden," says the announcer in a new McCain TV ad, "talking about what electing Barack Obama will mean."
"Mark my words," says Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama.
"The world is looking. We’re going to have an international crisis … to test the mettle of this guy. I guarantee you it’s gonna happen."
Intones the announcer as the screen fades to black: "It doesn’t have to happen. Vote McCain."
Earlier this week, Obama insisted that Biden was just saying the next president would be tested. When it was pointed out that Biden’s remarks were Obama-specific, Obama seemed to dismiss his running mate’s "rhetorical flourishes."