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.