The McCain campaign was in full damage-control mode as the housing story took off today. Rogers tried to play down the story, saying that reports of the many McCain houses were overstated.
“The reality is they have some investment properties and stuff. It’s not as if he lives in ten houses. That’s just not the case,” Rogers said. “The reality is they have four that actually could be considered houses they could use.”
Those four include an apartment in Arlington, a ranch in Sedona, and two condos, in California and Phoenix, he said. The others include “some investment properties and things like that.”
He also added: “This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years — in prison,” referring to the prisoner of war camp that McCain was in during the Vietnam War.
Rogers called the house story “by far the most personal attack” of the campaign, and said “it comes from a candidate who said he was against this kind of thing.”
He predicted that the story would not “stick” with the American people.
“In terms of who’s an elitist, I think people have made a judgment that John McCain is not an arugula-eating, pointy headed professor-type based on his life story.”
Still staying with the arugula thing even though you just got your ass handed with it, huh? That’s a great strategy Brian (Rogers)! I absolutely love the 4 house thing. You had to know the smart Obama staff may have just gotten the number wrong or exaggerated it in order to get the McCain team to admit the real number. 4 houses! He only has 4 houses! He’s in touch!
How pathetic is it that Brian Rogers then plays the fuckin POW card. McCain was a POW how many years ago? He and his wife acquired these properties when? If his POW status has affected his ability to remember how many fucking houses he has, it begs the obvious question:
Does his POW status affect his ability to make decision as a President?
That’s fair to ask, no?
POW card. Get you one: