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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Maverick Moment of the Day

posted by on August 21 at 8:50 AM

In an interview with Politico yesterday, John McCain said he couldn’t remember how many houses he owns:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own.

“I think I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. “It’s condominiums where I’ll have them get to you.”

The correct answer is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia, according to his staff.

Actually, based on this new Obama attack commercial (turned around rather quickly I might ad), it sounds like the correct answer is seven:

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Well fucking finally.

Jeez...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 21, 2008 8:58 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, I think we may finally have ourselves a fight.

Posted by Travis | August 21, 2008 9:09 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, I think we may finally have ourselves a fight.

Posted by Travis | August 21, 2008 9:09 AM
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Good article in NYT today about white Bubba voters in Racoon Township PA being the slice OBama needs to get. Another piece in op eds today about how he could do better among older women, too.

how does picking Biden change this:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/?map=10

Attacking McCain is great and allows all the folks who are already pro Obama to celebrate how bad McCain is, blah lbah blah. He's bad. Got it. It's fun to revel in it.

But Obama needs to show Bubba and older women exactly how he Obama will put money in their pocket and make their future better with specific language.

The way Clinton did in 1992 and did in office for eight years and the way Clinton was doing earlier this year in the primaries.

Posted by PC | August 21, 2008 9:12 AM
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NICE!!

Posted by jameyb | August 21, 2008 9:12 AM
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Love the completely damning "Hmmm." YES.

Posted by Bethany Jean Clement | August 21, 2008 9:14 AM
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Also, "rich" means you make over 5 million dollars a year.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 21, 2008 9:15 AM
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It's obvious his memory, including whether or not the red button is good or bad, is shot.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 21, 2008 9:57 AM
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Great ad. Yes!

Posted by Levislade | August 21, 2008 10:13 AM
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That's totally not a telltale sign of excessive wealth.

Posted by Gomez | August 21, 2008 10:13 AM
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i really couldn't care less how many houses john mccain owns as a tool to evaluate his economic policy. if anything, it's a sign of his success (even if it is success-in-law).

john mccain says the economy is fine... but ask yourself... is it?

john mccain says the war in iraq is going well... but ask yourself... is it?

john mccain paints obama as an out-of-touch elitist... but who is wealthier? try walking in his shoes indeed! you cannot afford to.

no, john mccain already has seven houses he cannot manage to keep track. let's not give him an eighth he can't manage...

Posted by infrequent | August 21, 2008 10:14 AM
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no, john mccain already has seven houses he cannot manage to keep track. let's not give him an eighth he can't manage...

And there's your next ad's closing line.

Posted by sw | August 21, 2008 11:34 AM
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He doesn't know what makes one rich (dollarwise).
He doesn't know how many homes he owns.
He doesn't know if health insurance companies should cover Viagra but not birth control.

But he does know how to find Bin Laden?

Sadly, what he does know will get him elected.

Posted by stinkbug | August 21, 2008 11:57 AM
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Posted by E | August 21, 2008 12:11 PM
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Well clearly John McCain loves America, because he owns so much of it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 21, 2008 12:16 PM
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"This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison," spokesman Brian Rogers told the Washington Post.

Posted by stinkbug | August 21, 2008 12:31 PM
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@16. if they want us to consider his prison was a house, then, technically speaking, it was his second home.

Posted by infrequent | August 21, 2008 6:00 PM

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