It is hardly surprising that the RNC slugs Barack Obama with the Tony Rezko counterpunch after Obama (yes, they are apparently in abject panic) tries to build an attack ad around John McCain’s multiple home ownership. This is getting close to Obama’s blogosphere friends making issues of the McCain adoption and the cross in the sand. It seems to be politically insane. Now the Obama camp, not just their netroot pals, has evidently thrown common sense out the window. Yes, let’s have a few stories a day on the candidates’ respective housing arrangements.
Why does the Obama do this? He’s repeating the same ideological error of most Democrats: confusing wealth and elitism. The latter is Obama’s problem. And pointing to McCain’s comfortable circumstances won’t make it go away. But this stunt might make things worse.