Aug 21, 2008
Man of the people McCain forgets what home he lives in
It never fails to amuse and amaze me when Republicans try to portray Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama as an elitist and arrogant.
It’s amazing to me how a man with a funny name, according to him, was able to accomplish so much. That is in sharp contract to his opponents in the race who have used their family names to great advantage. The name of Bush/McCain opened a lot of doors shut to many of us, and we had to open it with our own hard work.
Obama spent some of his childhood raised in a single family home after his parents divorced at age 2, and a large chunk of it raised by middle class grandparents. He attended college and law school on scholarships and student loans like most people. Then, when he had a change to use that Ivy League degree to make money in the corporate world, but he choose instead to work as a community organizer for three years for a church-based community organization in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.
What an elitist.
In an interview Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee John McCain, a real man of the people, could not tell a reporter how many homes he owns. When asked, he had to have his staff get back to the press later that day.
The answer, according to that crack staff, is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia. However, Newsweek estimated this summer that the couple owns at least seven properties.
A true man of the people.