(CNN) – As he heads off to a high-dollar fundraiser featuring Barbra Streisand, Barack Obama is hoping the politically-active singer can help him capture the White House.
So is John McCain.
Speaking at a campaign event in the working-class Democratic stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said Obama “talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story.
“...He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change - that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.
“Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”
Streisand, a staunch Democrat, is scheduled to perform at a $28,500 a head Obama fundraiser Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California.
The hollywood crowd will not elect our next president. My country is not for sale to the liberal left. Semper Fi.
Issues! What about the issues John? Is this really all you guys have to talk about?
Wow...McCain sounds bitter. Honestly...I don't think McCain lies...he just forgets the truth. Neither politician is a great choice...but Obama is better.
Poor McCain....he's got John Rich and Jon Voight though.... Voight's own daughter hates him
McLie is an idiot...
If this is the best McCain can do, well, I think Obama will do alright.
Money wins elections. You've all admitted it. Go get as much as you can Obama and win this election!!!
This is coming from the same schmuck who has his VP raising money from a wealthy CEO, who's been laying off workers in Ohio on the same day?
McSame doesn't want to go there....
John McCain is simply put an Old Fool. His own people does not believe he is qualify to be President. John McCain is just hating that She not singing to raise money for him..
Streisand should have stayed home this year considering how the top DEMS have done Hillary Clinton. I first thought I would just stay home but then came along Sarah Palin, the DEMS will wish they would have not done her wrong this year.
You know nothing about the working men and women McCain. Your wife wears dresses that, for their price, could redeem 10 familiers. Don't you dare stress your "working" roots...
Oh really? How about a buddy of mine just returned from L.A. not too long ago and witnessed a high roller Mcaine fundraiser at some fancy hotel with exotic cars everywhere. Mcaine sickens me with his hypocritical approach.
Dear McCain, dont your bush parties go that well ???
This on the same day McCain is expected at a $25,000 per head fundraiser himself?
Same ole 2-step... A mile wide on slanders and slurs, but an eigth of an inch deep on the REAL Issues!
Yawn, is this the best attack McCain can come up with? Wow, he must have backed off from lying, because he doesn't have anything important to get on Obama about.
The same thinking that got us into this isn't going to get us out of it.
America needs to vote smart. Learn from the past 8 years.
Sounds like Mc Cain is jealous...........talk about celebrity I didn't hear Sara Palin was attending the fundraiser.......so what could he mean by celebrity.........she is the biggest celeb on the scene right now
Sure John,I am sure you have NEVER had an expensive fundraising event held to raise money for one of your campaigns.
Gimme a break!!!
Streiasand and obama.............hasbeen and joke............they go well together.
You're just jealous because Barbra would rather sing for Barack than you...Try to spin this one John. You have all your cronies donating to your campaign. You couldn't get anyone decent to sing for your cause...because you don't have one!!!!!!!!!!!!You have done so much spinning in this campaign, I'm waiting for green pea soup to come flying out of your mouth!
Yeah well you gotta do what you gotta do when you're up against the deep coffers of the RNC, full of oil and lobbyist money.
Is this really news?!!! Come on cnn. You kinda of remind me of Fox news.
obama didnt get 84 million dollars from taxpayers,john mccain. he's a celebrity because folks like him and his policies, and believe he can make a difference in the direction this country's going in. it beats the same old lies and dirty ,empty politics mccain slings around like horsepoo.
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The Demos are grasping at straws and trying to hold on to their left wing consituency, while McCain and Palin are kicking their butts all over the place.
Go Barracuda...We love ya. Tell it like it is... Our country is not for sale.