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.

A Politician, LYING !!!

I cant believe you said that, lmao

Or as a politician would most likely spin it. It just shows the candidate has supreme confidence in his abilities.

LOL yeah they have supreme confidence in their abilities to lie! Did he win that debate? It would be heck a funny if he lost after that ad ran!