The Obama campaign has settled on the number seven, as in, “John McCain owns seven homes.” That’s only an estimate, and a generous one at that.
McCain’s residences are genuinely rather difficult to count! In Phoenix, McCain bought two condominiums and renovated them to make one super duper condominium. McCain also owns a ranch with six houses on it. You could count just those two properties as two, seven, or eight homes.
USA Today comes up with a total of twelve:
McCain’s campaign says the Arizona senator has four residences: condos in Phoenix, Arlington, Va., and Coronado, Calif., and a house in Sedona, Ariz. All are owned by his wife, Cindy, and their children, who also own eight other residential properties. Those include four other houses at the 15-acre Sedona spread and four more condos, according to real estate records and the senator’s financial disclosure reports. The dozen properties are worth more than $10 million, current assessments show.
If you want details, this site provides ’em.
I was thinking to myself this morning, "gee Matt, you don’t own any houses and yet the current downturn’s made it a buyer’s market, why not pick up 7-12 homes?"
After deriding Obama on totally bogus grounds, McCain has stepped in the doo-doo big time. Just in time for the Democratic convention, too!
It couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. (Or a more deserving political party: the Republican swiftboating of John Kerry, etc., etc.)