Hammering homeboy

Talk about rapid response: The Democratic Party and candidate already have materials and video out pummeling homeboy.

Published August 21, 2008 6:56PM (EDT)

Crews working for David Axelrod and Howard Dean have earned their paychecks today.

The Democratic National Committee produced this cute little graphic of the locations of John McCain's homes. (Obviously, either it already had this in the works, or mega-kudos are due to the DNC for demonstrating a turnaround that would rival Jessica Alba's if Rush Limbaugh approached her in a bar.)

Meanwhile, Barack Obama's remarks about the gaffe delivered Thursday during his speech at a joint appearance with Tim Kaine in Chester, Va., are now on YouTube.

And, get this: The Obama campaign already has an ad out, which you can also see on YouTube here. I am dying to to tell you the ad's closing line, but it's just too juicy to give away. Go watch.

Blood + water = sharks.

Update: Greg Sargent of Talking Points Memo has dug up this little nugget: The McCains bought yet another place right around the time the senator was talking about how homeowners struggling with their mortgages were doing the right thing by skipping their vacations.

And in another fun fact that could pour fuel on this controversy, Cindy told her interviewer that the reason they needed a second beach condo in the Coronado building was that the first was too crowded because her kids were staying there and as a result she "couldn't get in the place."

Again, the only possible conclusion for the so-called liberal media to draw here is this: Barack Obama is "the other," an out-of-touch elitist with nothing in common with regular Americans.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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