(CNN) - Barack Obama’s campaign continued to slam John McCain for his house-counting gaffe Friday with a new ad and a dozen events in nationwide – mainly in fall battleground states - designed to paint McCain as wealthy and insulated from the nation’s economic woes.
“Call it ‘Country Club Economics,’” says the announcer in the new ad. “How many houses does he own? John McCain says he can't even remember anymore.
“Well, it's seven. No wonder McCain just said the fundamentals $5 million a year is middle-class.” After a pause, the announcer continues: “Maybe McCain thinks this economy is working...for folks like him. But how're things goin'...for you?”
The closing screen reads: John McCain. We just can't afford more of the same.
Yesterday, Obama himself said that McCain’s remark revealed a “fundamental gap of understanding” between McCain’s world and “what people are going thru every single day here in America.”
The 30-second spot is Obama’s second to hit McCain on the remark in two days, and his sixth negative spot in the past three days. It is being launched as the campaign holds events designed to highlight McCain’s comment across the country, including Missouri, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Montana.