John McCain definitely stumbled when he told the Politico he didn’t know how many houses he and his wife had, and had to ask his staff. With polls showing that Barack Obama hasn’t been able to gain any advantage over McCain on economic issues, it isn’t surprising that he jumped all over it, integrating it into his stump speech and taking out an ad. I think this class warfare argument is a bit silly, but don’t forget silly things like marveling at a high-tech grocery scanner helped create the impression that the elder President Bush was out of touch in 1992. The problem for Obama is that all of the talk of houses, gives the McCain people an opening to bring up Tony Rezko, the convicted Chicago businessman who helped Obama buy his current home.
UPDATE: The RNC has a new Obama-Rezko Shady Deal site up.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?