Hours after a report that the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting didn’t know how many homes he and his multimillionaire wife own, Democratic rival Barack Obama launched a national TV ad and a series of campaign stops aimed at portraying McCain as wealthy and out of touch.

With the economy ranking as the top issue in the race, Obama sought to turn McCain’s gaffe into one of those symbolic moments that stick in voters’ minds.

This is where the “3 in the Morning” theory comes into play: Which house do you call?!

Gaffes like this are not going to help McCain’s grandpa image, which – as with everything else in this yellow-journalism environment – is overplayed. (Note that this doesn’t excuse him being so out of touch with the times.) Having said that, this is still the funniest thing I’ve seen all election year:

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