Axelrod Indignant About McCain Ad

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Obama’s chief strategist chastises McCain on MSNBC for his TV ad calling Obama a celebrity and flashing images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

“It makes you wonder who’s behind all this because this isn’t the John McCain we expected.” Watch video above.

To watch McCain’s “Celeb” ad click here, and read script here.

Campaign leaders Davis, Schmidt echo the message on afternoon media call.

Rick Davis: “I think there’s an expectation that the American people, not the French president, will decide who the next president is going to be.” Listen to the call here.

Obama team fires back with statement riffing on the Britney Spears theme. Read it here.

Plus: Former McCain aide Weaver dismisses the ad as “childish,” adding, “For McCain’s sake, this tomfoolery needs to stop.”

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