The “he’s an elitist” story of the day is all about Barack Obama’s plans to give his acceptance speech tomorrow in front of a replica of a wall of an ancient Greek temple, column, lintel, and all.

Besides the fact that the entirety of Western culture largely owes its existence to the Greeks, those people who were paying attention in 2004 noted that the setup seemed oddly familiar to one they had seen before.

Oh yes: the stage set up at the Republican National Convention where George Bush gave his acceptance speech.

When blasting someone for doing something, it would do well to make sure your side hadn’t done it before.

So Barack Obama is a celebrity who likes to chomp on arugula, get buff at the gym, and like to gather crowds and make speeches around the world as if he’s already President.

So John McCain is a Hollywood and late night show favorite whose rich wife owns upwards of seven houses and likes to send his surrogates to Georgia as if he’s already President.

Are both by definition elitists, then?  Probably.

Should we move on from these stupid character attacks by both candidates that do nothing but deflect from the real issues? Definitely.

Is that really likely?  Probably not.