This Isn’t Monopoly

I’m listening to Brad & Britt this morning as callers phone it to voice their support for John McCain since he can’t seem to remember how many properties he and his wife owns. For the record Politico says 8, but it could be as high as 10, but what’s a few million dollars between friends anyway? What I love the most are how McCain supporters on the radio and over at Ed Cone’s blog seem to think this epic blunder doesn’t really matter. I think I could slice the hypocrisy with a knife it’s so thick! These are the very same people that have been trying to make Obama out to be an ivy league, real estate swindling, Paris Hilton hob-knobbing celebrity for the past few months, and now they say that just because John McCain can’t remember if he has 8 or 10 homes, it doesn’t mean he’s any more elitist than you or I.

I’ve got news for all of you. 99.9% of Americans will never own multiple houses, let alone just one. I’ve actually never met anyone who owned more than one, and I’m sure that if I did, they’d know exactly how many properties were on their balance sheet. McCain doesn’t handle his finances, his wife does, so what does THAT say about his credibility when it comes to handling the economy of this country? Oh, and all those people who are trying to make Obama out to be just as much of a rich elitist as McCain – Obama earned his money with a best selling book (which he wrote himself), he didn’t marry into it. He left college with piles of debt which he just recently paid off thanks to old fashion hard work. So the next time you claim Obama isn’t “one of us” just remember that Obama doesn’t own Park Place and Boardwalk. McCain does.


  1. I’ve never been interested in America’s politics, despite the election being a huge thing, even over here. That aside, I actually really enjoyed this post. Great post, Ged.

    All the best.

  2. Not to be too much of a pinko dittohead, but there’s a lot that McCain is out of touch with:
    The Iraq war.
    The Afghan war.
    Keating five. (By the way, not serving jail time isn’t the same as being exonerated.)
    The fact he’s PROUD that his international advisor has a conflict of interest with the Georgian government.
    I could go on and on. But, let me add that I’m a bit disgusted that the mainstream media treats McCain as a someone who’s resume ends in 1975.

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