So what do we think of the McCain spots making fun of Obama's celebrity? I suspect that they are in response to Obama's trip overseas. My guess is that polling and focus groups show that Obama and his media camp followers went too far and the idea that Obama and his supporters have gone over the top resonates.
Obama supporters have pointed to the enthusiasm that their candidate generates as some type of endorsement - or confirmation - of the notion that he should be the President. Look at all the young people! Look at how they love him in Europe! What enthusiasm in the black community! It was Obama, and not McCain, who first ran spots with that creepy Obama chant and it is Obama, not McCain, who seems committed to providing his critics with ridiculously overdrawn rhetoric with, I'm sorry, eschatological overtones.
The best way to respond to that may be to make fun of it. But there is also a serious message here. Obama is extraordinarily new and inexperienced for a man running for President. There is also a concerted lack of substance in much of what he says. Personally, I think Obama is a garden variety left liberal - maybe even a bit on the extreme side by American standards. But,save for the occasional gaffe, that is not how he's running the race. Given recent political history, that's understandable, but it contributes to the sense that we don't know what we are getting.