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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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46.

nyc    

They're just bitter because they're not running a good campaign.

2190 days ago
47.

Get it right    

#11 - Obama is a SENATOR not a Govenor.

2190 days ago
48.

mari    

It's too bad how a lot of the comments are bordering on racism & ignorance. I guess one shouldn't really expect enlightened minds on TMZ :) Sure Sen. Obama is "new" to the national scene but if he has better ideas why not give him a chance? For crying out loud, we had a buffoon for a president for 8 years.

As for him not leaving his church -- that is truly stupid. If we follow this train of thought then all Catholics should renounce their faith because of the perverted acts of the pedophile priests.

And regarding that idea that Obama is a media darling. That is such a fallacy. I watch CNN & MSNBC (and with the exception of Olbermann) the anchors of these 2 cable channels are not Obama fans. Sure they mention him a lot but in a very (subversive) negative light. On the other hand, they barely mention McCain and his gazillion gaffes (Iraq's borders, Iran & Al Queda, & Sunni Awakening, to name a few).

I used to like John McCain. But now he just comes across as someone who is so desperate to win that he is willing to lower his standards to get elected. (His smile kind of creeps me out too -- just like Tom Cruise's laugh)

YES WE CAN!!!

2190 days ago
49.

John Galt    

John McCain - War Hero, decades of Washington experience, unassailable integrity, co-sponsored many bills with Democrats, presidential.

Barack Hussein Obama - Former drug addict, 143 days of Washington experience (before arrogantly declaring his Presidential run), personally financed and supported devout racists and poverty pimps (Wright & Phleger), his closest spiritual advisor and mentor (Wright) is a raving lunatic, racist and anti-American, and Hussein's friend (William Eyers) is an American TERRORIST! Barack Hussein Obama is a racist, socialist and an anti-American who will destroy this great country!

2190 days ago
50.

Lisa    

I hate reading comments. But, from time to time, curiosity gets the best of me. It's my fault for looking. Props to those who have something legit and intelligent to bring to a political discussion. But as for the rest of you! Is no one ashamed of being incapable of even the most basic spelling and grammar? Do you think before you type? Do you think at all? For the dopes out there who post idiotic comments (you know who you are) you continue to prove to me that a proportion of the American population is tragically, hopelessly inept and a few IQ points short of retardation.

To the idiots out there, I'm hoping you win yourself a Darwin Award soon.

2190 days ago
51.

Mesa    

jj if you think McCain is the third term of Bush (he didn't not agree or vote with Bush consistently on the bills and he actually ran against him in the bid for Presidency)
Then Obama is the second term of the Malaise Jimmy Carter Administration - the biggest joke of a President, and the worst administration in the history of the USA
We can thank Carter for the highest interest rates and unemployment ever. Also he is an Anti-Semite among his long list of failures.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2006/12/13/cstillwell.DTL

2190 days ago
52.

nyc    

42. works for McCain who is past his time and has no original ideas. He is an idiot and so are you. McCain's blood thirst is directly related to him LOSING HIS MIND while he was a POW. This is not a person who should be in office. Look at the crap job he did in Arizona.

2190 days ago
53.

tlynn    

The old man did it again! Who wants a crybaby leading this country? Who want's a decrepit critter making decisions in the best interest of the American people? Who wants an incompetent in the White House? Who wants a war with Iran? China? Vote for McCain and that's what you'll get. Why should be pollute our waters and destroy our beautiful beaches with oil rigs and oil spills? Yes this country is dependent upon foreign oil, but isn't there a better solution? McCain hasn't taken the time to research all options. He just wants to start drilling anywhere. What other great ideas does he have? If he would stop focusing on what Obama is doing, perhaps he can get back to the issues that we as Americans are concerned about. This clown is a joke people. There is no quick fix to the oil crisis. So, what good is his mumbo-jumbo today? We won't see the affect for years., Stop promising what you can't deliver McCain!! I was a McCain supporter, but he's "cookin his own grits"!
I see Eskaton Village is missing it's IDIOT, i mean tenant!!!!

2190 days ago
54.

LEL410    

I'm sick to death of hearing about Obama AND his wife. The fact that the media has christened them the new political darlings sends up a red flag. I mean really, who in their most rational moments REALLY trusts EVERYthing the media spoon-feeds the public?

2190 days ago
55.

p1tey1    

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!

McCain is starting to look REALLY SAD AND PATHETIC!!!!!!



2190 days ago
56.

Angry Democrat 'Sky Blu' from LMFAO attack GOP Romney on Purpose .    

The reason why Barack Obama's team is always using the 'Race Card' is to hid the fact that Barack Obama (& his team) are harden Socialists ,and they can Not get elected on their real agenda.

2190 days ago
57.

Angry Democrat 'Sky Blu' from LMFAO attack GOP Romney on Purpose .    

The reason why Barack Obama's team is always using the 'Race Card' is to hid the fact that Barack Obama (& his team) are harden Socialists ,and they can Not get elected on their real agenda.

2190 days ago
58.

Lisa    

McCain is the biggest cry baby piece of s---. The images of Obama in Germany were so inspiring. The only way the US is going to gain back the world's respect is to vote for Obama -- 'nuff said.

2190 days ago
59.

JAJ    

They are both JOKES. But McCain is the lesser of two evils. Obama has absolutely no experience. He's a three term senator with over 130 "present" votes to his credit. "Present" votes basically show he's indecisive which is the last thing this country needs. Everybody over seas wants him to win because they know he's weak. It dosen't matter if he wins some crazy white supremecist will just off him. So his running-mate choice is gonna be key

2190 days ago
60.

el polacko    

barack's campaign is completely about his arrogant cult of personality. what else can you say about a man whose only 'accomplishment' was winning a senate race in which he ran unapposed ? check out the disaster area in south side chicago where he did his 'community organizing' .. it's now the filthy, run-down, murder capital of the country. this is the man we want as president ??

2190 days ago
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