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Meh

The official Obama response/attack ad to McCain’s “Obama is a celebrity” ad is kind of disappointing, mostly because 1) attack ads don’t suit Obama, and 2) by making the claim that McCain is the real celebrity, even jokingly, Obama sort of legitimizes McCain’s earlier claims that Obama was the celebrity candidate. Instead of accepting that he is a celebrity candidate, making a few light-hearted self-deprecating quips, and letting Paris Hilton do the rest, Obama is instead stooping to McCain’s level and trying to make it a competition about who is the bigger celebrity. Obama will lose that argument every time, by which I mean he’ll win as biggest celebrity.