BBC Reveals How McCain's Mansions Gaffe Snowballed
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By now, over 370,000 people have viewed McCain's Mansions, a video depicting John McCain as a wealthy elitist whose views on the economy are out of touch with those of hard-working Americans. And this BBC segment (the full version of which can be found here) shows the far-reaching impact of this video. Because viewers spread McCain's Mansions with such tenacity, the video prompted Politico to question McCain on just how many mansions he owns. McCain's now famous gaffe then led the Obama campaign to slam McCain on the economy almost immediately. A media frenzy ensued, culminating with Joe Biden's comment over the weekend that McCain has so many kitchen tables, he can't figure which one to sit at.
Don't let this story fade. Don't let McCain hide his elitist ways behind his POW story or Republican talking points. Continue spreading McCain's Mansions. Let's continue drawing attention to McCain's support for Bush's failed economic policies, and the fact that McCain's so wealthy his proposals primarily benefit the rich at the expense of everyone else.
ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.