And now I've seen this (at John Scalzi's blog via Egotistical Whining), which perfectly illustrates my initial reaction:
And now I'm not supposed to vote for Obama because he's Moses?
I'm laughing out loud at this ad. I can't believe McCain thinks this ad will convert anyone to his cause. It's fun to watch, though. BeliefNet is not amused, saying
And it is beyond offensive to suggest that Senator Obama is a false Messiah or the anti-Christ himself. How low can we go? It shows the McCain campaign is willing to make a mockery of our faith to feed people's fears. Christians need to reject this out of hand.
CBS News says McCain was the big celebrity before Obama was a politician:
He emerged as the most popular Republican in Hollywood following his 2000 presidential primary defeat, winning more screen time than the rest of Congress combined. McCain made cameos in “Wedding Crashers” and “24,” saw his memoir turned into a popular biopic on A&E, and appeared more than 30 times on late night comedy shows.
So this week, when McCain cast Obama’s celebrity as a disqualifier, it seemed like a curious turn.