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McCain Says Obama Famous for Being Famous

7/30/2008 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCain has defended his latest campaign ad, not-so-subtly comparing Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

In the ad, you see images of Paris and Brit flash across the screen for a split second, then Obama, as the announcer says, "He's the biggest celebrity in the world, but is he ready to lead?" The unspoken implication: another famous flake.

McCain's peeps just came out with this statement: "This ad obviously also addresses a unique facet in Barack Obama's campaign that is unlike any other campaign we've seen in modern political history. A campaign that is focused on the development of an enormous image of celebrity status."

The statement continues, "These images of celebrity status and the way he has conducted his campaign ... owe more to the development of an international celebrity status than it does to a traditional campaign for President."

Translated, McCain is comparing Obama to a woman who shaved her head in a fit of craziness and another who skanked up the screen with a sex tape.

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CHARELES HUNTER    

IT IS FRIGHTENING THAT MC CANE IS SO ANTIQUATED AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS SO GULABLE(THEY VOTED FOR BUSH TWICE) THAT THEY THINK THIS AD IS OK.'' HE & THEY ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO PUT OBAMA WHO STUDIED HIS WAY FROM A SINGLE PARENT WITH NO MONEY ALL THE WAY TO THE SENATE INTO THE SAME CATAGORY AS A RICH BIMBO AND A CRAZY SINGER IS AN INSULT TO HIM AND ME AND EVERY POOR PERSON IN THIS WORLD WHO STRUGGELED & SACRIFICED TO WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH SCHOOL. . AT LEAST COMPARE HIM TO BONO OR SOME OTHER INTELLIGENT SUPER STAR. ALSO REMEMBER, MC CANN WHO DITCHED HIS FIRST WIFE TO MARRY A RICH WOMAN HAS THE NERVE TO CALL OBAMA AN "ELITIST". I AM REALISTIC ENOUGH TO ADMIT THAT I AM NOT AS SHARP AS MANY WELL EDUCATED YOUNG MEN & WOMAN TODAY ARE. BUT I THINK I HAVE MORE COMMON SENSE THEN MCCAAN AND AM I KNOW I AM MORE HONEST THEN MANY REPUBLICANS.WHO SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. PLEASE GET OUR TROOPS HOME ASAP DO NOT SEND IN MORE TO DIE AND BE INJURED FOR LIFE. IF NECESSARY USE AIR POWER TO STOP IRAN AND AFGANASTAN,DO NOT SEND MORE GROUND TROOPS IF BUSH READS THIS I WILL PROBABLY BE INVESTIGATED BY THE I.R.S. NEXT WEEK.
CHARLES HUNTER 72 YEARS OLD.I ENLISTED IN THE US ARMY & SERVED FROM 1955-1957

2184 days ago
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mikeyb    

mccains right.. he is not what you think he is read obama nation before you vote....

2184 days ago
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judy    

So Obama is off to Hawaii for a week; that is very elitist of him. While the rest of the nation is taking the kids on home based “stay-cations,” he is jetting the family off to paradise.

Maybe this little junket will produce his windsurfing moment.

2182 days ago
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PolarBear    

John McCain is a nobody and on holiday. The juvenile Republican political machine is in charge now and since they have nothing of value to offer anyone, they're being habitual and artfully expressing how they hate their own existance. Sure, pick on people you don't know, both young females. The idiotic Republican creeps at it again. Surprise surprise surprise!

2181 days ago
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Mckenzie    

I want to congratulate the Republican party for their choice of Sarah Palin as VP. She couldn't have been a better choice to guarantee Obama a walk to the white house. Haha! The Republicans just screwed themselves, I love it!

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