Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Jack Black, Salma Hayek: It sounds like a red carpet who's who, but in fact it's a shortlist of the celebs who are lending their star power to the president during this go-round—and Republicans are once again hammering Obama for the company he keeps, reports the Washington Post. Yesterday the RNC released a new video titled "Meanwhile," which mashes up tough unemployment numbers with a new Obama ad featuring Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Wintour ad "highlights how out of touch President Obama and his campaign are," said an RNC spokeswoman.
Republicans' main argument: that Obama's focus these days is on schmoozing with Hollywood in order to boost his campaign, rather than helping struggling Americans. To wit, yesterday's video's tagline: "Obama's focused on keeping his job. But what about yours?" And it's a criticism that found a little extra fuel yesterday, when the Obama campaign flew Bon Jovi on Air Force One to a fundraiser in New York. Democrats, however, were quick to hit back, with David Axelrod pointing to Romney supporters Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Apprentice Host Donald Trump. (Read more President Obama stories.)