Obama has an image problem:
Many swing voters here and throughout the country consider the presumptive Democratic nominee distant, pompous, arrogant, even elitist.
“It’s a big issue that he needs to address,” said Eric Davis, a professor emeritus of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont.
And how has he chosen to address it? By going overboard and starting the “Which millionaire candidate for president is more elitist” contest — a contest he wants McCain to win:
Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign, “moving rapidly to exploit what they see as a major opportunity, is deploying high-profile surrogates in 16 states across the country today to highlight John McCain’s uncertainty yesterday about how many houses he owns,” according to Politico.
“Governors, members of Congress and state legislators will hold conference calls and press conferences in front of homes to draw attention to the issue.
This is an absurd use of resources, smacks of desperation, and is a ridiculously roundabout way to show that McCain is out of touch with mainstream America.
Can we have some attention paid to real issues, please? And people wonder why I’m with the Green Party…