Thursday, July 31, 2008

Paris, Britney, and Barack...

McCainiacs have got to be wondering when your their guy is going to get real about his campaign for POTUS.

He gets a bump when he calls for lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling and then never follows up. This should be his issue but he is letting it fall to the side while he tries to paint Obama as an elitest.

McCain complains that Obama will raise social security taxes and then tells people Tuesday at a campaign stop that "I don't want tax increases. But that doesn't mean that anything is off the table when it comes to Social Security".

After getting a lot of heat from tax reform groups, on Wednesday he paints himself into a corner when he tells another group he will never raise taxes and has to back off his statement from a day earlier.

He cant seem to stay on a message and drive home the point.

Now he runs an ad that compares Obama to Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Tom Cruise....

Fox News had this to say...

It was the latest effort by the GOP hopeful to cast Obama as a lightweight with little experience in leadership or governing. It also was risky for McCain’s campaign to both acknowledge Obama’s worldwide fame and depict it as a weakness rather than a strength.

“Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton,” Rick Davis, Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager, wrote in an e-mail addressed to interested parties after throwing out a similar line on a conference call with reporters...

...Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said McCain’s comparison of Obama to Spears and Hilton likely would not persuade many voters.

“The typical viewer will fail to see the analogy,” she said. “Voters believe Sen. Obama is a celebrity, but not in the same sense as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. So when you are asking, ‘What are they doing in the ad?,’ it distracts attention from the message of the ad.”

Since when are those 3 considered to be the biggest celebrities in the world? Just another example of how far out of touch the McCain campaign really is. Also, it is the last resort of a candidate that is losing to not push their ideas and just try to put doubt about the opponent.

Anyone else find it ironic that McCain is calling someone else a celebrity? He is a guy that was a media darling for years and got himself on TV any chance he could. Now he complains about the media's love affair with Obama.


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