I TOLD YOU THAT IT WAS A BAD IDEA for Obama to bring up houses again. “Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?”
Plus, more Rezko reminiscences. “On June 15, 2005, Obama bought a gorgeous house in Hyde Park for $1.65 million – $300,000 below the list price. Rezko bought the empty but attractive lot next door from the same seller at the same time; Obama would later buy part of Rezko’s lot, overpaying him. The transaction was shady, but not obviously corrupt. The overall Obama-Rezko relationship looks worse.” And now the McCain people have an excuse to bring it up.
But wait, there’s more:
Obama is more vulnerable on this stuff than he thinks. Not only because of Rezko but because of Jim Johnson, his former go-to-guy on veeps who was instrumental to the mortgage crisis we have today as Chairman of Fannie Mae.
You don’t want a President who’s managed to become rich, do you? So pick Obama, who lives in a hut. No, wait, that’s Barack’s brother George. Obama lives in… that Chicago house that cost… how much?
It’s not just Obama who seems to have lost his mojo. It’s the whole staff.
STILL MORE: Trap closes!
MORE STILL: John Hinderaker: “The truth is that McCain isn’t out of touch with ‘ordinary people’ because he’s rich, he’s out of touch with his own domestic arrangements because he cares little about material things, and for many years has devoted his extraordinary energies not to enjoying his wife’s money, but to serving the American people. Given the number of nights he’s spent in hotels or on military bases over the last few years, it’s no wonder he hasn’t seen much of his wife’s condos.”