Sen. John McCain, the likely GOP nominee, is still catching hell for his estimate that it takes an income of $5 million to be rich in the U.S.
First, Sen. Barack Obama’s aides seized on the remark to argue that McCain is out of touch. This is not a stretch for most people. Then the Democratic National Committee cut an ad linking the Arizona senator’s comment to an analysis of how the wealthy McCain family would fare under his own regressive tax plan. Liberal critics are using the topic to remind voters that McCain nabbed his vast personal fortune and multimillion-dollar homes by marrying into wealth with his second marriage.
Now the Obama campaign is looking to keep the gaffe alive, circulating a YouTube clip of Obama personally ridiculing McCain and noting the millionaire mindset explained McCain’s tax plan, which only "looks out" for the super-wealthy:
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