More than a whiff, it's a gale force stench of desperation welling from the Obama campaign. Those democrats who warned Barry not to take a vacation and leave the stage to McCain were right to be concerned.
So what is a shocked Democrat to do? Why, attack, naturally.
Talk about your quick turnaround: In an interview yesterday, John McCain said he wasn't sure how many houses he owns. Now the Obama campaign is out with an ad highlighting the comment and criticizing McCain for owning seven houses.
The campaign tells CBS News the ad will air on national cable. No word on how much money the Obama team will spend to run it.
Easy fellas. Candidates who live in glass houses shouldn't be hurling those stones. Does Barack really want to visit the issue of how many houses a presidential candidate owns? If so, the Republicans will go there.
McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in response: "Does 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 who’s in touch with regular Americans?
“The reality is that Barack Obama’s plans to raise taxes and opposition to producing more energy here at home as gas prices skyrocket show he’s completely out of touch with the concerns of average Americans.”