In this new ad from the Florida Democratic Party not only is Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attacked as wealthy and out of touch — but so is his wife Cindy, who is shown on CNN talking about jetting around Arizona.
Faced with attacks against his wife Michelle by state Republican parties, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has argued that "families are off limits."
Obama told CBN’s David Brody that "I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue, and if I saw people doing that – I would speak out against it. And the fact that I haven’t seen that from John McCain I think is a deep disappointment."
McCain spox Jill Hazelbaker said in a statement: “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.”