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McCain ad compares Obama to Hilton

world Updated: Jul 31, 2008 23:31 IST
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John McCain suggested that Barack Obama is a lightweight celebrity who isn’t ready to lead the country by releasing a commercial comparing the Democrat to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

Obama counter-punched with his own ad showing images of the Republican contender with President George W Bush and accusing his 71-year-old rival of practicing “the politics of the past.” While Obama tries to depict McCain as offering a mere continuation of Bush’s unpopular policies, McCain wants the presidential campaign to be about Obama.

McCain’s ads have become increasingly tough; a third of his commercials portray Obama negatively, a new study concluded.

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