Skip to comments.Obama 'swooping in': McCain adviser (buying up time McCain released)
Posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Steve Schmidt told the pool tonight that Sen. Obama is acting "in a political predatory fashion" by "swooping in" and buying up advertising time that Sen. McCain has released in order to focus on the economic crisis. He said McCain is working the phones tonight, trying to round up the votes to get the legislation passed and talked extensively about the perils that face the nation if a deal is not reached.
He also said that McCain is still hoping to be at the debate and looking forward to debating Obama. "He's been excited and looking forward to these debates. He had actually hoped this would be the 11th debate of the campaign, not the first. He's very disappointed in Sen. Obama about that because this could have been the 11th debate. Sen. Obama said he would debate anywhere, anyplace, anytime. He refused to do that," Schmidt said.
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I saw one of the McCain cancer ads tonight running in VA by a 527. It is highly ineffective.
Good. Spend money like crazy, Obama!
The ‘RATS’ false messiah is nothing but a Chicago street thug.
McCain is acting like a leader, and Obama is acting like a thug. The debate should be fun.
Does Obamanure believe that he will take over the presidency the day after the election? He was quoted yesterday saying:
With respect to the debate its my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who is, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess, Obama said. I think it is going to be part of the presidents job to be able to deal with more than one thing at once.
By my calender, the pres-elect will have to wait another 10 weeks past that 40 days before he will be responsible for dealing with this mess...
0bama may be low, but he’s not cheating on this.
McCain unilaterally gave up the time slots.
It was stupid because running ads doesn’t interfere with getting work done in Washington.
That means he’s spending twice as much money at a time when nobody cares what he has to say.
People will see Obama for what he really is, a cheap Chicago politician who likes to play at politics while not having any real substance.
This buying of time will cost Obama a lot.
All the ads in the world cannot change reality Obama.
It was brilliant because everyone has their attention glued to what is going on in Washington right now. Why waste money on ads when Obama and the rest of the democrats can show his true colors live on national TV.
The new ads, when they come out, may have a totally different focus based upon these events and McCain has conserved his $$$ to play them.
With respect to the debate its my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who is, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess,
Like FDR talked to the people in 1929 on the teevee? Oh Barack, the people already know you are grandstanding, while McCain is trying to save the nation
That as is a disgrace. But what makes it even worse is that this appeared on Obama’s official campaign website at the same time the ad was released:
Obama is scum.
You need to learn to play the game. Politics is just as much about perception. If things were reversed the networks would be screaming even refusing to run ads for McCain.
The political equivalent of looting after a hurricane. I expect no more from this man.
I don’t think that this is actually “cheating”
Obama is telling the electorate that we are really voting for Gov Palin?
By my calender, the pres-elect will have to wait another 10 weeks past that 40 days before he will be ?responsible for dealing with this mess...?
Obama thinks the Media will annoint him on November 5th and not have to wait until January 20th to be President.
Actually, if some in the media had their way, we shouldn’t even have to wait for an election!
No it isn’t. Just low-class.
Obama is showing his true colors...scum.
It does save his campaign money to run adds latter. Also the spotlight is on him now and he isn’t having to pay anything for that.
I don’t think it is cheating either on Obama’s part.
I agree. Let Obama have the spots now. It just calls more attention to the fact that Obama is wasting time playing politics while McCain is taking care of business.
While I am fully behind McCain going to DC, I think he is in danger of overplaying his hand. He should go to the debate tomorrow and basically say "They may not need YOU, Senator, but I felt like I had to do my job." And he should bring up the economy as much as possible and watch Obama stutter "That's not what I studied for!"
this is disgusting and obama accuses the mccain campaign of running the sleaziest campaign
Seems to be a Democrat trait.
The name of the game is to win....McCain gave up that advertising time...Obama took it to get his message out there. The DEMS bash and blame repubs for everything, the repubs say nothing. The Chicago Thug just might be our next President...doesn’t matter HOW he got the job.
“Obama is cheating. This is just wrong.”
no s**t, sherlock - as he has since the beginning. why change now? and Shame on the MSM (as usual). never, never in my many years of voting have I EVER seen a candidate more protected and less vetted than this one. frightening for this country.
Classic lawyer technique: accuse your adversary of doing the exact thing you are doing.
lawyers, that’s another positive for mccain, he’s not a lawyer
Classless. But should we expect more from B. Hussien Obama?
Besides, no one is listening to ads now. They are watching what ios going on. Millions of undecided voters opposed to a bailout saw John McCain step up and lead during an economic crisis while B. Hussien Obama sat on the sideline and supported a bailout.
There goes Obama’s strong hand. Now he has no ace in the hole.
Oh what a piece of shit Obama is. Until he came along, I never hated anyone. I really hate him.
Yes - a scary, radical, fraudulent, anti-American organization that BHO lawyered for and championed in his (in)famous “community activist” days. AND, I heard Newt give a great explanation tonight on H&C about the problem points of the Paulson Bill vs. an alternative one that the vast majority of Americans would be in favor of. I didn’t realize till tonight that, in the currently proposed paulson bill, 20% of the monies, rather than go toward debt retirement, would go to ACORN - for “housing programs”.
Well, that alone was enough for me. Does the public know about ACORN and BHO? No. Does the public know about this vast sum of $$ to go to ACORN in this current bill on the table? No.
Another example of the sinister BHO network. Yet the “public” will turn out in droves to vote.
Where in VA? Apparently it’s running on NBC stations, which I don’t watch, so I’d have missed it anyway.
Earlier O’Reilly had Megyn Kelly on, talking about the FEC rules, no coordination between the 527’s and campaigns. BOR focused on its being produced by Hpward Dean’s brother.
I wonder, tho, about the connection between the two doctors and Dr. Dean or Mrs. Dr. Dean. Both Howard Dean and his wife are M.D.s. They would have networks of doctors they’ve worked with over the years and I can’t help but think that it was Dr. Howard Dean who came up with the 2 who are in the ad (whose licenses should be taken). That would have to constitute some level of ‘coordination’ between the 527, the national party, and the campaign.
“It was stupid because running ads doesnt interfere with getting work done in Washington.”
It was about being true to his word on “suspending his campaign” until resolution on the bailout gridlock. Not running ads has to be included in that. Otherwise, “They’d” jump right on him for being hypocritical (like BHO is - oh, but HE never gets called on it).
Ever since then, whenever I hear about voter fraud, I look into the story and ACORN is involved.
Communist organization being funded by the tax payer. It is sick.
Also, remember the federal prosecutors that were fired by Pres. Bush that caused such a scandal? They were directed to look into and prosecute voter fraud and did not.
ACORN and Obama and Dodd have their fingers in all of this.
“Obama is telling the electorate that we are really voting for Gov Palin?”
So? She’s a FAR better choice than either BHO or Biden. Again, good judgment, good values, street smarts go MUCH further in a leader than pedigree, ivy league degrees or “experience” (in Biden’s case, not BHO, obviously).
How much of the last three did Harry Truman have when he was suddenly thrust into the presidency? Yet how well history has remembered him, despite the dislike and low approval ratings he had at the time.
Integrity goes a LONG way, as well as really good judgment to choose the right people to advise and fast-track brief the president (both McCain and Palin are also VERY intelligent as well).
Good video! Thank you for the link.
“He should go to the debate tomorrow and basically say “They may not need YOU, Senator, but I felt like I had to do my job.” And he should bring up the economy as much as possible and watch Obama stutter “That’s not what I studied for!”
That may very well be what will happen. Everyone (especially the Left) always underestimates McCain. But he’s very smart. BHO’s been “prepping” and rehearsing for this debate for three days now. McCain doesn’t, not his style (and why he loves town halls - just spontaneous and real). You’re right, this current situation can be gold for JSM in the debate - he JUST needs to be mentally prepared, stay calm and collected, ‘cause BHO and his camp have one goal - to make him lose his temper and get rattled.
They showed this ad on O’Reilly tonight - despicable, and I’ll guarantee you, it’ll backfire big-time with the public. MSNBC (natch) aired it, while even CNN turned it down!!! Now, you know it’s really bad when CNN declines.
Anyone else hear today that GE (Jeffrey Immelt) which owns NBC and MSNBC, is going down the tubes and nearing bankruptcy?? LOL
No Hussein. Yes McCain.
Obama still plays politics, does nothing to help the crisis. McCain working, putting his country first.
As much as I disliked McCain during the primaries, he has at times given me great reason to respect him more during the general election period.
Yeah, McCain IS trying to round up votes. Votes for POTUS. McCain is a politician. He had nothing to add at the "kum-bay-a" conference he suggested other than his name and another photo-op. The whole delayed debate is nothing more than a political "look-at-me" opportunity seized upon by McCain's advisers. Obama was gaining in the polls steadily until this crisis and McCain's campaign needed some kind of "look-at-me" opportunity. He, himself, has absolutely nothing to contribute to this situation. He doesn't understand this situation from any perspective - liberal or conservative.
He is not going to lose any of HIS houses but I bet his wife is furious, hehehehehe! Her poor individual (and separate) IRS return next year will reflect a few million in losses rather than several million in earned income as it did this past year. He'll still show the same $175K. Ah, but what's a few million here and there anyway?
Awsome video, just sent link to my entire mail list
Unfortunately, the Obama ads in the Philly area are very good (meaning, "will be effective in swaying independents") and directly relevant to recent events.
To be precise, Onada is taking advantage of the country’s economic situation for personnel gain. I’m sure McCain can take advantage of that when he debates the empty suit. Onada is jumping the shark here, IMO.