What apparently will be John McCain's last attack ad -- at least for several days -- goes after Barack Obama and Joe Biden for disingenuousness on clean coal.
The spot shows Obama singing the praises of clean coal technology as part of his alternative energy plan -- and contrasts it with Biden telling a voter in Ohio that "We're not supporting clean coal."
The ad puts an coal miner's helmet and pick on Biden and ends with these words on the screen: "Ready to pander? Yes. Ready to lead? No."
The campaigns started tussling over the issue on Tuesday, with both creating new coalitions to push their positions.
McCain announced this afternoon that he is suspending his campaign, including TV ads, until a deal is reached on
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