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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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76.

grossed out    

OBAMA WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING

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2183 days ago
77.

grossed out    

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2183 days ago
78.

abraham    

Obama is the most unqualified person to run for president in the history of the United States. Any candidate where it is some great offense to use his middle name or refer to him as articulate does not deserve to be in the United States Senate not to mention be president. Also, half of his ethnicity has been ignored by the media and Obama himself (except when it came time to throw white grand ma under the bus to save his campaign). Anyone else would have been tagged a racist

2183 days ago
79.

Lelsie B.    

All three became famous because the main stream media and entertainment outlets pushed them. Famous doen't mean popular, Hitler was famous, Ronald Reagan was Popular. Vote for the person who will make the right choice's to keep the United States on top. McCain has a better understanding about how these rouge countries work. He's got my vote.

2183 days ago
80.

chuck    

Barack uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uhbama is a fake

2183 days ago
81.

k.ro    

The truth hurts. Obama is running a campaign like an advertisement... "Buy Obama" "Shop Obama" "Obama is the new IT guy."

Sorry to say to all the democrats that your token OBAMA lacks the experience, the knowledge and obviously any logical political sense. He's more concerned that he is on tv... that all of his efforts 'reaching out' are caught by the cameras, blah blah blah.

don't forget.... OBAMA did not have time to visit wounded soldiers. Why? Because cameras weren't allowed, and he had a basketball game to play. what a joker!

2183 days ago
82.

hk    

Seriously - Obama is not qualified to do the job he's interviewing for. And you dog McCain for bringing that to light? WAKE UP!!!

2183 days ago
83.

Bash a Pap    

Abraham Lincoln was a one-term congressman who was not even an elected official when he ran for President and won. If you are going to blast Obama for being unqualified, at least acquaint yourself with American history first so you look like less of an idiot. And besides... how qualified was Bush?

2183 days ago
84.

Jason    

The ignorance from the people commenting on this story is astounding!!!

Barack Obama is not Anti-American in any shape or fashion.

Here is video of Barack leading the Pledge of Allegenge on the floor of the Senate!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIyBwkuqF4E

I was watching TV and some idiot was comparing Barack to Hitler because a large number of Germans came to see him speak.

Another American made a speech in front of a large number of Germans too. His name was Ronald Reagan. You know, that famous "Tear Down This Wall" speech.

Is he like Hitler right-wingers???

2183 days ago
85.

Veronica    

Obama compares to Parasite Hilton?... does he have herpes also?

2183 days ago
86.

Bash a Pap    

Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School on his own merits and graduated at the top of his class. He cold have taken any 6 figure law firm job he wanted -- but he wanted to serve those who needed help back in Illinois. John McCain's Admiral daddy got him into the military academy where he graduated 9894th out of 899 students. So much for experience.

2183 days ago
87.

Reine    

It's not mudslinging because it's true. Obama is famous for being famous as he hasn't done much till now but he thinks he's ready to be a president.

2183 days ago
88.

Echo    

Personally I think its funny. I'm not a big Paris fan, and I also don't care much for Obama (or his lack of experience)...And the comparison seemed fair. Maybe McCain should have checked his financial supports list. lol. On the other hand Paris is a flake...her parents should know that much. Oh well...

2183 days ago
89.

k    

If Nobama was a real Christian, then why was he in Kenya campaigning for his cousin Odinga, a radical Muslim, who supporters called themselves the Taliban. After Odinga lost the election, his Taliban supporters went on a killing spree, killing Christians, raping women and children. If Odinga had won, everyone in Kenya, Christians, would have to become Muslims and live under Muslim law.

2183 days ago
90.

hk    

Responding to Wow's post about Abraham Lincoln, I am a very well educated person and familiar with him so thanks. I hope you are not comparing a great humanitarian to this schmuck.

2183 days ago
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