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Presumptive presidential candidate John McCain doesn't know how many homes he and his wife own, but Talking Points Memo, a popular blog, says it has it figured: eight to eleven. That includes only homes that they live in; it does not include investment properties. Two vacation condos in Coronado are worth a total of $4.7 million, says Talking Points. A home in La Jolla, where Cindy McCain's aunt reportedly lives, was once delinquent on property taxes. The reason that Talking Points says the total is eight to eleven is that there are several homes at one location (others are for guests, servants, etc.) The value of the homes is $13 million, says Talking Points. John McCain, when asked recently how many homes his family had, said he would have to go to his assistants to find out. McCain's presumptive opponent, Barack Obama, is tweaking the Republican over remarks made last Saturday. Both were asked the definition of "rich." Obama said that an income of $250,000 would qualify. McCain said, "If you're just talking about income, how about $5 million?" His handlers says he was joking, but Obama doesn't see it that way, particularly since Cindy McCain reported $6 million in income in 2006. Fewer than one-tenth of one percent of Americans have an income of $5 million or more.

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stevegrossca Aug. 23, 2008 @ 12:01 p.m.

my mistake that obama ONLY made $900,00 the year before. very middle class. and is it a crime for cindy mccain to come from a wealthy family? i guess the $105 million the clintons have made the last 6 years doesnt count either?

Don why are you not discussing Obama half brother that lives in africa on one dollar a month. Barack has been there twice in the last few years and stopped by to visit him but has not done anything for him. Would you like the NON right wing websites that have this story or are you burying you head in the sand about this?

also a big influencal democrate from Pennsylvania filed a lawsuite against Obama THursdasy with evidence he was not born in the U.S and cannot be president. Not a right wing guy a democrate that used to head the democratic party in pennsylvania and ran for office etc... look at obamacrimes.com

if you want to bury your head in the sand go ahead. drink the cool aide like the rest

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JohnnyVegas Aug. 22, 2008 @ 9:53 p.m.

you forgot to mention that barack and wife made $4 million last year and they own a mansion worth millions in chicago

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Yeah, but his income was under 1 million the year before.

Their 2006 income of $991,296 included Obama's salary of $157,082 and his wife's administrator's pay of $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals and $51,200 in director fees from a food distributor, TreeHouse Inc.

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BTW-dont believe everything you read on a right wing mud slinging website;

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2008/08/obamas-mansion-obtained-by-sweetheart.html

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2008 @ 2:17 p.m.

Response to post $7: The Clintons left the White House deeply in debt because of legal bills he piled up in the Monica Lewinsky matter (and other matters). In short order, they were rich; Hillary is now the 10th richest person in the Senate, I understand. Re the suit against Obama: McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Some have wondered whether he is eligible to be president. Best, Don Bauder

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JohnnyVegas Aug. 23, 2008 @ 5:50 p.m.

also a big influencal democrate from Pennsylvania filed a lawsuite against Obama THursdasy with evidence he was not born in the U.S and cannot be president.

LOL! Come on.

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JohnnyVegas Aug. 22, 2008 @ 12:54 p.m.

Cindy has the income-but it is "trust funder" income.

She is still pretty hot though, even at 54. I wonder why she married McCain, who was an old man when they met????

As for President, I am votong for Obama.

Having said that, I don't really care who gets elected, because I think both can/will do a hell of a lot better than that idiot moron we have in there now.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m.

Response to post #1: I believe Cindy is listed as president of that beer distributorship she inherited, but I don't know that she is running the joint. Incidentally, that beer distributorship has an unsavory history. Best, Don Bauder

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stevegrossca Aug. 22, 2008 @ 7:07 p.m.

interesting don how you forgot to mention that barack and wife made $4 million last year and they own a mansion worth millions in chicago. and has that half brother in africa that lives on less than $1 per month. guess he can;t afford to help a family member out

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2008 @ 7:56 a.m.

Response to post #5: The so-called mansion in the Hyde Park district of Chicago was bought for a little over a million dollars. Hyde Park is where University of Chicago faculty people live. It hardly compares with 8 to 11 homes worth $13 million owned by McCain and his wife (mainly in her name.) I suggest that people read the NY Times story today (Aug. 23) on Cindy McCain's wealth, and particularly on the beer distributorship she inherited. The Times only touches on the past associations with organized crime. They are very important. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2008 @ 9:11 p.m.

Response to post #3: I am not aware of what you say. That's why I didn't mention it. Best, Don Bauder

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SanDiegan Aug. 23, 2008 @ 4:38 p.m.

This thread is WAY off base. Who the H...cares how may homes either of these dorks own - they both apparently paid for what they purchased - didn't steal their real estate ownings. How about focusing on what they SAY they will do to get this place back on track?

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2008 @ 5:08 p.m.

Response to post #9: I think you will see the Obama campaign astutely take advantage of McCain on this one. Remember, he was asked how many homes he had and he didn't know. This is significant, particularly since he earlier admitted that economics isn't his bag, and the economy is the major issue in the campaign. McCain married money but doesn't know how to count it -- or even count the number of homes he and his wife have. In my opinion, McCain won't be able to learn economics between now and the election. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2008 @ 9:35 p.m.

Response to post #11: How about Barry Goldwater? He was born in Arizona territory before it was a state. Should he have been barred from running? The governor of Michigan, who would have been an attractive VP candidate for Obama, was born in Canada. Schwarzenegger is out because he was born in Europe. I have no idea what the Obama suit charges. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Aug. 24, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m.

Barry Goldwater never spent much time in Arizona even though he was born there. He was raised in La Jolla and maintained a residence in La Jolla where he spent most of his free time until he died. He went to Arizona only when it was absolutley necessary, mainly for political reasons. Warren Buffet, who claims to live in a $30,000 house in Omaha because it fits the image he wants to project to the public, actually lives in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Don Bauder Aug. 24, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m.

Response to post #13: I don't remember having heard that Goldwater was raised in La Jolla. I doubt it; his family had a big department store in Phoenix. Goldwater was an expert in the lore of Indians who had occupied Arizona. One of Buffett's long-time key assistants lives in Rancho Santa Fe, or did. Buffett may have a house there, but I have never heard that. Bill Gates has a Rancho Santa Fe home. Best, Don Bauder

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MarkScha Aug. 31, 2008 @ 3:33 p.m.

I vaguely recall that B.G. had a summer place in Orange County, not far from R.N.

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Don Bauder Sept. 1, 2008 @ 8:09 a.m.

Response to post #15: That's possible. I don't recall. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Sept. 3, 2008 @ 9:39 p.m.

Barry Goldwater's residence was in La Jolla, off La Jolla Shores Drive. He kept a modest yacht at a marina in Point Loma. He spent most of his free time at his residence in La Jolla and only went to Arizona when it was absolutely necessary.

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