Update: Obama Tries To Turn 'Celebrity' Label On McCain

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Honolulu (AP) “Celebrity” may be becoming the “flip-flopper” of this year's presidential campaign -- the label both candidates try to pin on the other.

John McCain used the word in a series of ads comparing Barack Obama's popularity to that of celebrities considered intellectual lightweights like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.

Now, Obama is trying to turn it back on McCain.

In a new television ad released by the Obama campaign today, the announcer says McCain has been “Washington's biggest celebrity” for decades. It shows clips of the republican candidate with lobbyists, hugging President Bush and appearing on “Saturday Night Live.” It says “as Washington embraced him, John McCain hugged right back” and accuses him of allowing lobbyists to run what it calls “his low road campaign.”

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