Barack Obama and John McCain are now battling it out over who is the more elitists of the two. This latest squabble started when McCain was asked about how many houses he owned and he wasn’t sure. Obama seized on this and during a campaign speech he mentioned it saying, â€œSomebody asked John McCain, ‘how many houses do you have?’ and he said, ‘I’m not sure, Iâ€™ll have to check with my staff.’â€ Obama continued, “True quote! ‘I’m not sure, I’ll have to check with my staff.’ So they asked his staff and he said, ‘at least four.’ ‘At least four.’ Now think about that â€” I guess if you think that being rich means you gotta make five million dollars, and if you don’t know how many houses you have, then it’s not surprising that you might think the economy is fundamentally strong. But if you’re like me and you’ve got one house â€” or you were like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so that they don’t lose their home â€” you might have a different perspective.” A McCain spokesman responded by saying, â€œDoes a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people ‘cling’ to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about whoâ€™s in touch with regular Americans? The reality is that Barack Obamaâ€™s plans to raise taxes and opposition to producing more energy here at home as gas prices skyrocket show heâ€™s completely out of touch with the concerns of average Americans.” The Obama campaign has already responded with a video called ‘Seven’, which claims McCain has seven homes. He actually has 4 homes he lives in and owns 3 investment properties.
Here is Barack Obama’s latest ad, ‘Seven’ which takes on McCain forgetting things in his old age, and his elitism;