One more reason for Hollywood to keep its distance from Obama this election season?
John McCain’s campaign is debuting a new ad today on cable and local markets that gets a dig in at Obama for being the “biggest celebrity in the world” yet questioning his ability to lead.
“With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling.
And, says he’ll raise taxes on electricity.
Higher taxes, more foreign oil, that’s the real Obama.”
Coupled with the RNC ad yesterday, it’s an effort to turn the 200,000 fans who showed up for Obama’s speech in Berlin against the presumptive Democratic nominee. And it tries to link Obama to celebrity obsession, flashing pictures of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears (the latter of whom, by the way, has expressed a preference for GOP candidates in the past).
The response from Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor: “On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say, ‘Oops! He did it again.’ Our dependence on foreign oil is one of the greatest challenges we face. In this election the American people have a real choice — between Obama’s plan to provide tax rebates to American families while creating a renewable energy economy in America that frees us from our dependence on foreign oil, and Senator McCain’s plan to continue the same failed energy policies by handing out nearly $4 billion in tax breaks to oil companies while investing almost nothing in the new energy sources that represent our future.” (via The Page).