What a Way to Treat Your Supporters!

@anniepa (27241)
United States
August 1, 2008 12:38am CST
The clever John McCain ad showing photos of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton before showing Barack Obama has been getting a lot of attention but I wonder how many of you knew it was even less classy than you may have suspected. This ad isn't exactly complimentary towards the two young blond women so one would never guess that the parents of one of them had contributed $6900.00 to the McCain campaign. ($2300 was returned by the campaign; apparently Hilton didn't know there was a limit of $2300 per individual.) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/07/paris-hiltons-d.html I guess when you're John McCain it's perfectly fine to bite the hands that feed you, right? For the record, McCain apparently stands by this ad and is "proud of the way his campaign has been conducted." To make this a discussion, how would you feel if the candidate you'd contributed the maximum amount allowed to proceeded to, in John Stewart's words "Take a dump on your daughter for the world to see"? Annie
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@Mickie30 (2633)
1 Aug 08
I just think that some celeb's are a law to themselves. I mean we are talking Britney and Paris they love the attention they get.
@Mickie30 (2633)
2 Aug 08
O.K O.K I don't know who the heck your talking about. What's the big deal hey? That you have to give me a hard time about it. I'm not from your neck of the woods so I wouldn't be following the news in your area. I'm on the opposite side of the world to you anyway how am I supposed to know what your talking about.
• United States
22 Aug 08
Mickie the subject here is American Politics, the issue of Britany and Paris Hilton is incidental. If you do not know what you are talking about then do not disparage my remarks please. This is bigger than a comment about them in general.
@fiona08 (454)
• United States
1 Aug 08
This is just one more underhanded move by John McCain and his campaign managers. Drawing parallel lines between Obama, and two young celebrities who have had legal troubles and very public behavior that is less than admirable, is a cheap shot. On the other hand, Neither girl deserves to be made fun in the presidential race. Britney has struggled with mental health issues, and the custody of her kids. I think it is obvious she could use a little space from public scrutiny. How would McCain like his own daughters to be shown in such an unflattering light? I think it is shameful. It is one thing to hit Obama below the belt, but why these two young girls who are already struggling to find their way in life? If they were my daughters I would raise a very loud stink about this. I'd do everything in my power to see McCain regret using my daughter in this way. Obama is by far the most dignified of the two candidates. He is the one running the classy campaign.
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@fiona08 (454)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Give me a break! What exactly do you think is the reason Britney and Paris are the stars used for this add? Because they are 'A' list celebrities? No! It is because they are celebrities who are not highly respected, who are not respected, period. McCain's point is to show that Barack is as fru-fru a celebrity as they are. An absolute bit of low road politics. And race card? I wouldn't even begin to tell you that is not what Obama was getting at. Of course he is, and rightly so. The republican party and their supporters have been insinuating that Barack Obama is getting as far as he is because he is black, and they have insinuated that we would vote him in due to the novelty of it all. Not to mention the nonsense about his muslim sounding name, and whether or not he is actually an American citizen. The republicans try their best to scare voters away due to prejudice and fear. Nothing wrong with playing the "race card" when it is indeed the issue. This jab at his popularity is just one more smear that has no merit, but I guess that is all they have to grasp at.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Well being the mean person I am when it comes to my children and if I had the money that they have, I would throw one huge fund raiser for Obama, and smash McCain in the press at every chance that I had. I just can't believe that the "man" does not have any respect for his voters. That would pi$$ me off if of course I supported him. Are Republicans really that cold hearted that they only care about the self?
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@banadux (630)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Any publicity is good publicity and that is a fact so regardless of how Paris is portrayed she still wins. Look at Britney Spears prior to this. Basically she was smashed in the media for months prior to her latest album and I bet she makes more money off that album in one hour then I make working all year.
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@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
2 Aug 08
Well John McCain is in the middle of a campaign, why dont we allow anybody campaigning do his thing? If the Amerian buy his views, so be it, they will vote for him to lead America