Like Ta-Nehisi, I’m one of those people who doesn’t really think it matters how many homes John McCain may or may not own, but in case you were wondering, it’s seven.
The Obama campaign is doing a decent job of hitting hard on a touchy issue quickly (unlike their lame and belated response to McCain’s “Celebrity” ad). But I still don’t know how effective this is.
Also, in the video below, Obama’s striving just a little too hard for this common touch thing. Common sense says that if one can afford to run for president, one probably also lives in a bright and shiny glass house.
Granted, wearing $520 Ferragamo loafers just as elitist as drinking Honest Tea, so I suppose this is all just par for the course.
[H/T Ta-Nehisi Coates]
Where’s Count von Count when you need him?
McCain Strikes Back Update:
Hmm. As Ben Smith at Politico notes:
The ad, said to be airing in key states, makes no reference to McCain’s gaffe, but seems in its punch line to assume the viewer’s aware of it.
This just seems like another example of the McCain camp’s weird, unfocused, and reactionary messaging.