Saturday, August 23, 2008

McCain's Houses: Age or Riches?

Interesting phrasing in Obama's tv ad reacting to McCain's admission that he didn't know how many houses he owns:

Around the 17 second mark, the narrator says "then again, that same day when asked how many houses he owns, McCain lost track. He couldn't remember."

Does that strike you as saying "McCain has so many houses he can't keep track" or "McCain is so old he can't keep track"?

1 comment:

noternie said...

It's both. And as much as I think McCain being so rich he can't keep track of how many houses he has will play well, I think McCain as doddering old fool will really seal the deal.

To me, the doddering old fool image is to McCain as grouchy old man was to Bob Dole. And McCain as doddering old fool is closer to the truth. Dole was old, but he had a pretty good sense of humor. It was the deep voice that did him in.