McCain’s video is supposedly about oil and gas. But it also likens his election rival Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, hinting that Obama is just a celebrity who can’t lead.
Not sure who came out with the idea but it’s stupid to suggest that celebrities are not good leaders. In fact it’s bad to stereotype any group of people as incompetent leaders, it’s close to discrimination.
Despite her TV persona I’ve always felt that Paris Hilton is actually pretty smart. She made use of whatever opportunities that came to her – good, bad, or weird – and created a brand of her own.
This responding video for example is in many ways better than McCain’s one. Not just the humorous jabs but the solution to the oil and gas debate makes sense too.
Hilton may not be the one who thought of that or produced the video. But the ability to surround yourself with capable people is a huge talent. And it’s also a valuable trait of a great leader.