McCain, who has portrayed Obama as an elitist, is the son and grandson of admirals. The Associated Press estimates his wife, a beer heiress, is worth $100 million. Obama was raised by a single mother who relied at times on food stamps, and went to top schools on scholarships and loans.
Time: “The McCain campaign’s constant invocation of the candidate’s POW past is weird bordering on irrational” and yes, his spokesperson tried to invoke McCain being a POW to deflect criticism for not knowing how many homes he owns.
I read somewhere (can’t find the link now) that Obama has deliberately delayed announcing his VP selection because he doesn’t want distract from the media frenzy over McCain’s homes.