Evoking Internet ads that some people wondered might be a clue to Republican presidential nominee John McCain's vice presidential pick, the campaign is now reportedly running ads claiming that McCain has won tonight's debate -- not only before the debate had occurred, but before the candidate had even announced he had decided to participate.
"'McCain Wins Debate!'" declares the ad which features a headshot of a smiling McCain with an American flag background," reported the Washington Post. "Another ad spotted by our eagle-eyed observer featured a quote from McCain campaign manager Rick Davis declaring: 'McCain won the debate-- hands down.'"
The ad ran in the online version of the Wall Street Journal.
The Post article also included a screenshot of the ad.
McCain's campaign has been cited by the Journal for its success in using Internet ad targeting, though it did not mention his success at time travel.