Which Rich Guy Is Poorer?

Today I heard Barack Obama’s new attack ad against John McCain.  I could have sworn Obama was going to be different and not do this attack thing.  It’s the same every year with both parties accusing the other of being mean.  Give me a break!  Anyway, the ad was based on an answer McCain gave to the Politico when asked how many homes he owned.  He had to think for a minute and then didn’t have an answer and promised to check into it.  Of course I find this strange, but when considering that his wife is the multi-millionaire heiress it may not be so strange.  After all, how many homes have his name on them?  The answer McCain came back with was four houses in three states, but Newsweek and Obama’s ad claim that the number is seven.

The campaign ad opens up discussing the bad economy and the housing crisis – what would one expect from the always negative Democrats?  Then the ad throws in the above information so that McCain appears not only senile, but out of touch with most of America and seems to judge him for being rich like it is a negative thing.  At campaign stops, Obama’s campaign has also been running contests dubbed “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: McCain Edition?”  Excuse me!?  Is this really coming from the Democrats?  You mean the Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, John Edwards and Barack Obama Democrats?  I always find it hilarious how the Liberal Democrats play this class war.  In case nobody noticed, all these freakin’ politicians in Washington are rich.  And you want to see out of touch?  Check out how they vote against the wishes of the American people.  There is a fundamental truth in America that flys in the face of the old adage our parents told us when they said we could be president someday.  That truth is that only the rich can be president.  We have yet to see a viable candidate get to the top without millions.  And they must raise millions to win.  Why is there so much focus on how much money each campaign makes?  Because money is what wins.  Barack’s campaign going down this “house” road is ludricous.  He himself owns a 1.6 million dollar home and pulled in over $4 million last year.

John McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers asked, “Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?  Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people ‘cling’ to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?”

I personally think that throwing fists about who is richer and more out of touch is as inane as arguing which illicit drug is worse.  Actually arguing which of these candidates is the best is as inane as the class fight.

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