McCain Compares Obama To Britney, Paris


Britney and Obama.

What do they have in common? They are vacuous celebrities, according to John McCain, who compares Britney Spears—oh, and Paris Hilton, too—to Barack Obama in a new attack ad.

The TV spot, which is called "Celeb," opens with images of Britney and Paris, then cuts to footage of Obama's speech in front of 200,000 people in Berlin last week. "He's the biggest celebrity in the world," a narrator says. "But is he ready to lead?"

Questioning Obama's ability to lead—okay, that's fair. If I was
McCain, I'd probably take the same tact. But drawing parallels between
Obama and the likes of Britney and Paris? That's just plain ridiculous,
especially coming from McCain, who actually has ties to tabloid queen
Heidi Montag. In fact, McCain's daughter Meghan is friends with The Hills star, and Montag recently endorsed McCain, telling Us magazine, "I'm a Republican, and McCain has a lot of experience."

McCain later told Time magazine, "I'm honored to have Heidi's support, and I want to assure her that I never miss an episode of The Hills."

How funny would it be if Obama's camp put out an ad quoting McCain on his love for The Hills and asked, "Is this the man you want running our country?"

Meanwhile, I have to wonder how Britney and Paris feel about their
images being used in McCain's political ad. Then again, I suspect that
neither one of them is even aware there is a presidential election
coming up.

Obama's camp seems amused by the whole situation. Tommy Vietor, a
spokesperson for Obama released a statement to yesterday that
read: "On a day when major news organizations across the country are
taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative
attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say,
'Oops! He did it again.' "

That's funny!

Enough of my views. Now it is your turn. What do you think of McCain's ad? Is it smart or stupid?

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