Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama takes a swipe at McCain

You might want to re-think this one Obama.


“Somebody asked John McCain, 'how many houses do you have?' and he said, 'I'm not sure, I’ll have to check with my staff,'” said Obama at a Thursday morning campaign stop. “True quote! 'I'm not sure, I'll have to check with my staff.' So they asked his staff and he said, 'at least four.' 'At least four.'

“Now think about that — I guess if you think that being rich means you gotta make five million dollars, and if you don't know how many houses you have, then it's not surprising that you might think the economy is fundamentally strong,” he continued. “But if you're like me and you've got one house — or you were like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so that they don't lose their home — you might have a different perspective. …

First of all, what is wrong with owning many homes??? Nothing.

Second of all I think someone who owns a $1.6 million dollar home with 4 fireplaces and a 1,000 bottle wine cellar ain't exactly living like a regular Joe.

Especially when you got a sweet deal on it because a campaign donor bought the property next door. Especially when that donor is Tony Rezko, who has been indicted and arrested on charges of fraud and extortion.

Yeah, like the abortion issue, the whole housing thing might not be what you want to focus on, Sen. Obama.

Update: I swear I didn't write that before reading this. I guess the McCain camp and I think alike.

“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?”

Read full statement.

As NRO points out, this article is timely.

Update: McCain already has an ad out taking advantage of the door Obama opened. Wow, they are good there at the ad dept at McCain's: