Barack Obama Slams McCain’s ‘Politics as a Game’


At a rally yesterday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Obama responded to the Britney Spears-Paris Hilton attack ad that John McCain's campaign put out earlier this week.

Said Obama: "Given the magnitutde of our challenges when it comes to energy, and health care, and jobs, and our foreign policy, you'd think that we'd be having a serious debate, but so far all we've been hearing about is Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. I do have to ask my opponent, 'is that the best you can come up with? Is that really what this election's about? Is that what is worthy of the American people?'"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Republicans, not surprisingly, have no intention of stopping playing politics as a game, and today launched a site called Who Said It? - Celebrity Edition in which Obama's statements are mocked...

But the Huff Post makes a good point:

"But one can easily imagine the Democratic alternative. It would probably look something like this: "Who said the following about the Iraq War: George Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain, or Paul Wolfowitz? 'There's no doubt in my mind that once these people are gone that we will be welcomed as liberators.'"