John McCain: The Elites' Populist
In what is sure to be a preview of the fall campaign, McCain trots out his long-abandoned "maverick" image to rail against "corporate welfare," and "extravagant salaries and severance deals" of corporate CEOs, when in reality his economic program is as pro-corporatist as anything Dubya ever proposed. And, of course, look for even more trotting out of various talking heads to denounce Obama as an "elitist," because he drinks orange juice. Or can't bowl. Or whatever.
UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald (after a lengthy defense of his latest book) outlines the sheer brass monkeys of a multi-millionaire like John McCain denouncing Obama (raised in modest circumstances by a single mother) as an "elitist," and, more importanly, why Democrats must fight back vociferously against GOP branding techniques.