The Washington Times - October 23, 2008, 12:45PM

At this point John McCain‘s standard campaign stump speech is almost entirely based on gaffes by Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

At this morning’s speech at a lumber yard in Ormond Beach, Fla., McCain talked for about 29 minutes, and 10 of those were devoted either to lampooning Obama for his “spread the wealth” remark to Joe the Plumber or to bashing Biden for saying enemy nations will decide to test Obama if he’s elected president.

The rest of the time McCain was doing introductions, blasting the Bush administration or reprising his finishing lines from the convention when he declared he was a fighter. That means the substantive part of his speech is almost all about Obama, as revealed in those gaffes.

Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times