This ad is a perfect example of why the McCain campaign is a few steps behind.  This is one more mistake to add to the pile.

The McCain campaign wants this ad to convince voters that, because Obama didn’t spend time with the troops in Germany, he does not support them.  And while that’s quite a jump in logic, I suppose they have the right to do that.

But what’s half sad and half disingenuous is that Obama is playing basketball with the very troops the McCain camp claims he doesn’t support, all while the narrator is relaying that very message!

Look for yourself — thirteen seconds into it.

One more shot in the foot.  You’d think it’d start hurting by now?

UPDATE: ABC’s Jake Tapper picks this up:

McCain’s ad asserts that Obama “made time to go to the gym, but cancelled a visit with wounded troops. Seems the Pentagon wouldn’t allow him to bring cameras.”

The McCain campaign provides no evidence for the assertion that being told he couldn’t bring media had anything to do with the trip’s cancellation.

Oddly, when discussing Obama’s trip to the gym, the ad uses footage of Obama playing basketball with US troops in Kuwait over the weekend.