August 11th, 2008
07:13 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama campaign retaliates for McCain celebrity ads


Watch Barack Obama's new ad that says John McCain is Washington's biggest celebrity.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The battle over who's a celebrity continues.

Barack Obama's campaign fired back today, releasing a campaign commercial that suggests Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain is a celebrity.

The ad starts by saying that "for decades, he's been Washington's biggest celebrity. And as Washington embraced him, John McCain hugged right back."

The commercial concludes by saying that the senator from Arizona is "a Washington celebrity playing the same old Washington games."

The commercial appears to be a response to a number of ads that the McCain campaign released over the past two weeks that suggest that Barack Obama is a celebrity and not ready for the White House.

The Obama campaign says its new ad, titled "Embrace," will run in some of the battleground states in which the McCain commercials that ridicule Obama's celebrity are currently airing.

soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Greg

    Lorna, NY August 11th, 2008 8:35 am ET: "We are a country full of IDIOTS!"

    We sure are if Obama is elected. What a disaster for this country if Obama were to be elected. We would no longer recognize our great country. I'm shocked the idiot has made it as far as he has.

    August 11, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. johnson

    about time. why did he wait so long to do this? he is begining to act like kerry!! what is he doing with all those money he raised? what happened to "they bring knife, we bring guns"? i am nervous for this guy. obama, mr nice guy will not take you anywhere!! obama have a lot of weapons against mccain, but he is not using them. remember 2004 and 1988!!!

    August 11, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  3. Uncle Sam

    Just to be clear, there is nothing wrong with being famous.
    But fame without substance is mere vanity.

    August 11, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
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