Individual state Democratic parties are gleefully piling on John McCain for not knowing how many houses he has.
But a video in Florida goes over the line, McCain's campaign says.
The video, first reported by Politico, not only talks about the houses, but also McCain's pricey shoes and expensive tastes. It also shows Cindy McCain talking about needing to travel by small private plane in their home state of Arizona -- juxtaposed with an image of McCain lounging in a well-appointed corporate jet.
"It is profoundly disappointing to see surrogates for Barack Obama attacking Cindy McCain, particularly after Obama himself claimed that ‘families are off limits’ and pledged to ‘speak out against’ attacks on spouses in this campaign. If Barack Obama expects the American people to believe he is a man of his word, he has a personal responsibility to condemn this ad,” McCain Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker said in a statement.
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