Asked in an interview on Wednesday how many houses he own, Sen. John McCain couldn’t answer, because apparently it’s really easy to lose track of how many homes you own when you can’t count them all on one hand:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own.

“I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. “It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.”

The correct answer is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia, according to his staff. Newsweek estimated this summer that the couple owns at least seven properties.

Considering how hard Sen. McCain has tried to portray his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, as an elitest, I can’t help but think this is yet another in a long line of examples of Sen. McCain’s unabashed hypocrisy. For a guy who once rode a campaign bus called the “Straight Talk Express,” Sen. McCain sure does seem averse to giving Americans a little straight talk.

Here’s an ad from the Obama campaign about Sen. McCain’s many houses:

H/T to Dan Cody and Deke over at Caffeinated Politics.

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6 Responses to I Can See How He’d Lose Track…

  1. Henry Dubb says:

    I think its a good spot. The only problem is it reminds one of the Obama Mansion. And then it brings up the other Obama who lives in a hut living on $1 a month.

    Good message, just am not sure about the messenger.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    It just points out that McCain attempting to paint Obama as the “elitist” is comical.

  3. Zachary says:

    Yeah, it’s just one more example of John McCain’s hypocrisy, and it’s a sad commentary on the lengths he’s willing to go to in order to win this election.

  4. Steve T. says:

    Wow, talk about a weak line of attack. I thought Obama was supposed to be some kind of genius wunderkind who would “change” the way we view politics. Really? That line of attack seems like the same old class warfare/envy attack that the Dems have been using against the GOP since the dawn of time. I guess Obama is heeding the advice of his handlers to go more negative to stem the tide of his ever-lowering poll numbers. By going negative on McCain’s housing and finances, doesn’t he realize he is inviting comparisons to his housing situation? Does Obama really want to resuscitate the Tony Rezko matter? Zach are these Cindy’s or John’s houses since they file separate taxes?

  5. Zachary says:

    Steve, thanks for joining the discussion.

    Class warfare is something the GOP knows all about, because that’s been their hallmark for over 20 years.

    As for Obama’s attack, I think it says something about John McCain that the guy doesn’t even have a clue about how many houses he owns. If John McCain’s that out of touch about his own personal property, how can anyone expect him to have a grasp on more complicated matters if he were elected president?

  6. capper says:

    McCain’s entire campaign strategy is the tired old fear and smear that Bush/Cheney/Rove used in 2004.

    Obama’s learned from Kerry’s mistake and is fighting back.

    Good old boys like Stevie are feeling the heat something fierce.

    Steve, they’re married, it’s their houses. Nice try though. Come back when you get good.

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