Video: All systems go for both campaigns

updated 9/27/2008 7:21:09 PM ET 2008-09-27T23:21:09

The day after their first debate, Barack Obama and John McCain are still attacking each other — this time, through TV ads.

In its first post-debate ad, the McCain campaign accuses Obama of "playing politics" and "risking lives" by voting against a war spending bill in May of 2007.

The ad supports the charge that Obama is "not ready to lead" by using criticism of him from that time by Joe Biden, who's now his running mate.

During Friday night's debate, McCain pointed to that vote. Obama responded that he was voting against the lack of a withdrawal timetable, not against funding for troops.

Obama has a new ad of his own, noting that McCain never mentioned the middle class during last night's debate. He used that angle to speak to a cheering crowd at the J. Douglas Galyon Deport in Greensboro on Saturday.

"Through 90 minutes of debate, John McCain had a lot to say about me, but he didn't have anything to say about you," Obama told the crowd. "He didn't even say the words 'middle class.' He didn't even say the words 'working people.'"

The announcer in the ad says, "McCain doesn't get it. Barack Obama does."

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