Who has time to count houses?

Don’t mean to do political stumping, but I enjoyed this ad. Short but to the point.

Dear MoveOn member,

How many houses do you own? Most Americans could answer that question quite
easily.

But John McCain couldn’t remember yesterday when asked by reporters. It’s
actually kind of ridiculous. He paused and said, “I think—I’ll have my staff
get to you.”(1) The correct answer? At least seven.(2)

This could be an election-defining moment—it’s a reminder of just how out of
touch John McCain is with the lives of regular Americans. We need to make
sure every voter hears about it.

Barack Obama’s campaign responded today with a strong new TV ad. Can you
take a moment to watch it, and then spread the word by forwarding this email
to others? Click here to watch—you can also donate to his campaign if you
like it:

https://pol.moveon.org/give/mccainhouses.html?id=13538-6344829-gO8UWsx&t=1

This is just the latest reminder that John McCain doesn’t understand what
most Americans are going through right now. It was recently reported that he
wears $520 shoes on the campaign trail—more than some families pay each
month for food or rent.(3)

This past week, McCain and Obama were asked what constitutes “rich.” Obama
said, “If you are making more than $250,000, then you are in the top 3, 4
percent of this country…You are doing well.” McCain answered, “I think if
you’re just talking about income, how about $5 million?”(4)

Sources:

1. “McCain unsure how many houses he owns,” Politico, August 21, 2008
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12685.html

2. “Mrs. McCain, San Diego County Would Like a Word,” Newsweek, July 7-14,
2008
http://www.newsweek.com/id/143775/

3. “A Week In John McCain’s Shoes—His $520 Ferragamo Loafers, That
Is,” Huffington
Post, July 30, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=4077&id=13538-6344829-gO8UWsx&t=3

4. “Who’s rich? McCain and Obama have very different definitions,” Los
Angeles Times, August 18, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=4078&id=13538-6344829-gO8UWsx&t=4

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1 Comment

  1. Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes


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