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Paris, Tire Gauges, and Illegal Contributions: McCain's Bad Week

"The tenor of this race, aided by events, has changed. McCain is on the defensive."
 
 
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I think Chris Bowers is absolutely right -- Paris Hilton's response to John McCain's celebrity ad has turned the tide of this race to a certain extent. Actually it occurred at a confluence of events: Obama calling McCain and his minions "proud to be ignorant" about car maintenance and fuel efficiency; Obama running a response ad to McCain's O.M. Original Maverick (ya hear?) ad:

And then Paris pops up with a piece of video offering an objectively more substantive energy plan than McCain ever has. As Bowers says:

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