So what do Senator Barack Obama and BritBrit have in common? Well, they both appear in John McCain’s latest campaign advertisement. In an attempt to label him as too much sizzle and not enough substance, the ad refers to Obama as “the biggest celebrity in the world” and shows images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
“He’s the biggest celebrity in the world. But, is he ready to lead? With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling. And, says he’ll raise taxes on electricity. Higher taxes, more foreign oil, that’s the real Obama.”
Has the McCain campaign gotten so desperate that they’ve resorted to comparing Obama to a troubled music artist? The ad is the latest in a stream of negative attacks from McCainland questioning Obama’s ability to lead and his megaceleb status. But will it backfire?
In response, Obama Campaign Manager David Axelrod retorted, "The thing that is sad about it is that Sen. McCain entered this campaign as someone who was going to elevate the debate and talk about the future, and that is the reputation he had. And instead, we get some very familiar tactics. And it makes you wonder who is running the campaign, who is making the decisions, who is behind all of this. This isn't the John McCain we expect."
Zing! And on that note, I’m out.