August 21st, 2008
06:45 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain ad highlights Rezko connection

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="McCain is out with a new ad."](CNN) - On the heels of an aggressive effort by the Obama campaign to exploit John McCain's recent inability to recall how many houses he owns, the Arizona senator's campaign is launching a new television ad slamming Obama over his dealings with disgraced Chcago businessman Tony Rezko.

"Barack Obama knows a lot about housing problems," the 30-second ad's announcer states. "'One of his 'biggest fundraisers' helped him buy his million-dollar mansion. Purchasing part of the property he couldn't afford."

"From Obama, Rezko got 'political favors' including '14 million from taxpayers,'" the narrator also says. "Now, he's a convicted felon, facing jail."

The McCain campaign said the ad will air in "key states." Earlier Thursday, Obama's campaign released a housing ad of their own referencing his inability in a Politico interview to name the number of properties he and his wife own.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (330 Responses)
  1. chuck

    Obama first lied that he and Rezko had never talked about the house. He most recent story is that they saw the house together but he didn't know Rezko was going to buy the side yard. The story that the media has swallowed is that the owner wanted to sell the house and the fenced in side yard at the same time but making two seperate lots out of them. The fact is that isn't the way real estate is done and Rezko is the first owner ever of the lot. Meaning Obama had to know Rezko was buying the lot while he was buying the house. Rezko never does anything with the fenced in, accessable only to Obama lot for several years (while he is going bankrupt ) and then ultimately sells part of the lot to Obama, making the rest of the lot less valuable at a time he desperately needs money.

    August 21, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  2. People make no sense

    McWar spent his military years being beaten, tortured and spilling his guts about America. They pampered him compared to the other soldiers because of who his father was. He has no credibility on war. What is he going to teach everybody how to get captured? What a loser he is? Look Semper fi when they beat you turn to the side like this and it hurts less. That's his idea of winning a war. What a loser! And so many dumb people worship this guy. Usually when you are good at something you excel in that area. How is being a prisoner excelling? If that is the case our prisons have a lot of experts. I'd elect one of them before electing McBush II.

    August 21, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. jon

    Ship it Obama. Now all of America will know your two faces. What a fraudulent coward.

    August 21, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  4. People make no sense

    McPimp has a sweetheart real estate deal. He beat his wife up and broke her arm and now he has 7 homes or more than he can remember. McPimp for President.

    August 21, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  5. Callie, KS

    Hitting back a little too late isn't he. McCain wants to be elected to this country's top office-a feat that will require an expansive amount of knowledge and memory recall that will aid him in making tough decisions. Hello-he ain't got a clue how many houses he owns? Does anybody else but me see anything wrong with this picture. The media is spinning it--he's rich and out of touch with the common man and so is Obama--for me, him not knowing how many houses he owns since it isn't such a huge number shows me he is just simply OUT OF TOUCH. We don't need Alzheimer John McCain in the Whitehouse.

    August 21, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
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