Obama responds to McCain ad

Asked for his thoughts on John McCain's latest spot, Barack Obama gets in a good shot at his opponent.

Published July 30, 2008 7:40PM (EDT)

Speaking from Missouri on Wednesday, Barack Obama gave his reaction to John McCain's latest ad, the spot that calls Obama "the biggest celebrity in the world." And he managed to get in a pretty good dig at McCain, one that fits a strategy Obama used well against Hillary Clinton when her campaign ran negative ads against him.

"You know, I don't pay attention to John McCain's ads, although I do notice he doesn't seem to have anything to say very positive about himself," Obama said, according to NBC's First Read blog. "He seems to only be talking about me ... You need to ask John McCain what he's for and not just what he's against."

By Alex Koppelman

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