Britney Spears and Paris Hilton Feature in New McCain Attack Ad


As a follow-up , a new spot that will air in CO, IA, MI, MO, NV, NH, NM, OH, PA, VA and WI mocks Barack Obama's popularity by comparing him to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

Jason Linkins in the Huffington Post, dissects the misguided effort behind the spot: "But even beyond the numb-nutted concept behind this ad, look at all the things that are tactically wrong with it. First, it just reinforces Obama's brand as one with worldwide appeal. Second, it's, like, McCain's FOURTH ad that announces that Obama supports a sensible stance against offshore drilling - which isn't popular in states McCain needs to win, like Florida, and which McCain himself even admits would only have a 'psychological' impact on the economy. Third, you don't even know it's a McCain ad until he shows up, approving it at the end!"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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