The charge seems based mostly on Obama's eloquence and the fact that he was smart enough to succeed at Ivy League schools.
But Republicans have their own elitism problem. John McCain married the richest woman in Arizona and has seven or eight houses and 13 cars. (Obama, it turns out, has one car—one!)
Now we get the Palin elitism problem, the money spent to keep the governor lookin' good. Here's part of the report, published on Politico:
The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.
According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.