Reacting to McCain’s ‘Celeb’ Ad: ‘Far-Fetched,’ Shades of John Kerry

Lots of people are weighing in on John McCain’s latest ad, “Celeb,” which uses images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and calls Barack Obama “the biggest celebrity in the world.” A few reactions:

“[T]here is a clear effort to paint the freshman senator as all style and no substance,” writes one reporter. [The Hill]

Ben Smith recalls Britney’s last political appearance. [Politico]

Tom Bevan wonders if it’s effective or so far-fetched that it will “fall under it’s own weight.” [R.C.L.]

Michael Crowley questions the campaign’s selection of a crowd shot from Berlin. [The Stump]

Jonathan Martin sees “shades of the Frenchification of John F. Kerry in 2004.” [Politico]