Aurora, Colorado (WiredPRNews.com) — John McCain’s presidential campaign released a sarcastic television advertisement on Wednesday comparing Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The ad suggested that the Democratic senator is not weak but is a widely popular media concoction. Obama’s campaign quickly gave a response with an ad of its own dismissing the complaints of McCain as “baseless and baloney.”
The ad from McCain titled ‘Celeb’ was aired in 11 different battleground states and it intercuts Obama’s images on his European trip last week. His video of the trip includes 20 pop stars like Hilton and Spears who are famous for their immature antics. The ad notes Obama’s opposition to oil drilling offshore and suggests that he will raise taxes once elected. While doing his campaign in Missouri, Obama said that the advertisement is an example of the negativity from McCain. He also said that the link to Paris Hilton shows that the Republicans have been leaving no stones unturned to tarnish his image. He said that he has never ever met Hilton.
Obama’s ad released only a few hours after that of McCain’s shows the images of McCain with Bush and accuses him of practicing past politics. A communications professor from the University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, said that comparison of Obama with Hilton and Spears will not be successful in persuading voters. Voters believe that Obama has a celebrity status but not as much as Hilton and Spears and they will not be able to observe the analogy.
McCain did not talk about the advertisement in a town hall meeting held in Colorado but retold many complaints regarding Obama. He said that his words can attract many people, especially the young, but his concern is with the small as well as big issues. He said that what Obama does and says are entirely different from each other.
Wired Government Reporter