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McCain Camp, RNC to Spend $160 Million in Final Weeks
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Posted on 10/12/2008 10:41:16 AM PDT by Chet 99

John McCain's campaign and the Republican National Committee plan to spend "upwards of $160 million" in the final weeks of the presidential race, according to a senior McCain adviser.

This will represent a massive counter-attack to combat Barack Obama's lopsided spending advantage to date.

The McCain adviser told FOX News that, while Obama is outspending them in all but two of 14 battleground states, "that will change over the last four weeks."

As national and battleground state polls show McCain trailing Obama consistently, McCain is urging voters not to count him out.

"In case you missed it, this is about the seventh or eighth time that pundits have said 'McCain's campaign is in trouble,'" he told Wisconsin voters Thursday. "We fooled them then and we will fool them again."

Asked if McCain could still surmount Obama's polling leads, the McCain adviser said Missouri, North Carolina and Indiana are "either close to or leaning for" McCain, and that the Republican nominee "will win those without much issue."

"That brings us to 200 [electoral votes]," the adviser said. "The next level is where we make or break. We need to really worry about Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Nevada."

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; ads; campaignfinance; electionads; electionpresident; fundraising; mccain

1 posted on 10/12/2008 10:41:16 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Probably on web ads that no one will see and for press conferences telling us not to be so angry and to love Obama not hate him.


2 posted on 10/12/2008 10:44:32 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: Chet 99

Probably on web ads that no one will see and for press conferences telling us not to be so angry and to love Obama not hate him.


3 posted on 10/12/2008 10:45:05 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: Chet 99

The McCain adviser told FOX News that, while Obama is outspending them in all but two of 14 battleground states, “that will change over the last FOUR weeks.”

Uh...somebody might want to tell this McCain advisor not to waste spending money a week AFTER the election.


4 posted on 10/12/2008 10:47:26 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: Chet 99

Lol. Is that on mortgages or Ads?


5 posted on 10/12/2008 10:48:03 AM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: Chet 99

It would be nice if they would buy the 1/2 hour following Oabama’s so they could correct Obama’s distortions and lies. Oh wait, we’re talking about McCain, so he’d proably reiterate what a nice guy Obama is. *rolling eyes*


6 posted on 10/12/2008 10:50:25 AM PDT by Netizen (If McCain really put 'Country First' he'd have been working on securing our borders.)
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To: Chet 99

Personally I think Obama is over advertising himself. He can’t help it he is obsessed with himself.

People are going to be sick of him soon enough. Of course I already was so who knows. If I have to hear that bravado halting southern preacher way of talking one more time I might just lose it.
The guy has NEVER had a freakin’ honest job in his life and he tries to come across as folksy? Why oh why dear God can’t people see him for the snake-oil salesman he is?


7 posted on 10/12/2008 10:50:37 AM PDT by mkcc30 (Undecisive?!? Why?!?! You either love the U.S. or you hate the U.S.)
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To: TonyM

UR funny.


8 posted on 10/12/2008 10:54:59 AM PDT by mel
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To: mkcc30

Well he has so much money he can’t spend it all.

That would be a funny backfire.. That Obama oversaturated himself too early because he had too much money.


9 posted on 10/12/2008 10:55:33 AM PDT by Onerom99
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To: mkcc30

Doesn’t that folksy tone amaze you. Well, I sound like the other folks making fun of Palin.


10 posted on 10/12/2008 10:56:04 AM PDT by mel
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To: Chet 99

Good strategy, a lot of voters don’t pay any attention to politics until a few days before an election.


11 posted on 10/12/2008 10:58:51 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: mkcc30

I agree with you. Sitting here is SE Ohio after I see the same Obama ad run 4 times in 10 mintues (I kid you not!) I am ready to throw the TV into the yard! They do this every night, it is the same ad over and over.


12 posted on 10/12/2008 11:01:03 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Chet 99

According to my calendar, we are in the final weeks. Let’s roll!


13 posted on 10/12/2008 11:02:24 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: TonyM
"that will change over the last four weeks."

I also thought the election was in three weeks. Did they move it or something?

14 posted on 10/12/2008 11:08:32 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mkcc30

“bravado halting southern preacher way of talking...”

Exactly. You nailed it. I wonder if he used the same tone of voice while campaigning for the Marxist Jihadist Raila Odinga.


15 posted on 10/12/2008 11:11:37 AM PDT by aroostook war
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To: chris_bdba

Yeah, isn’t it amazing that a nobody like nobama has so much money? sarc/

His brethren overseas have DEEP pockets.


16 posted on 10/12/2008 11:11:42 AM PDT by mkcc30 (Undecisive?!? Why?!?! You either love the U.S. or you hate the U.S.)
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To: Sooth2222

We need to tell all of our Dem friends that the election is in four weeks.


17 posted on 10/12/2008 11:12:33 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Chet 99

“Asked if McCain could still surmount Obama’s polling leads, the McCain adviser said Missouri, North Carolina and Indiana are “either close to or leaning for” McCain, and that the Republican nominee “will win those without much issue.”

“That brings us to 200 [electoral votes],” the adviser said. “The next level is where we make or break. We need to really worry about Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Nevada.”

Hey, who’s been reading my FReeper posts???
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2103301/posts #20/33

Don’t forget Colorado + Maine 2CD


18 posted on 10/12/2008 11:18:30 AM PDT by parksstp (McCain/Palin - Vote for the future to survive the present)
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To: Onerom99
Well he has so much money he can't spend it all.

Meanwhile, poor Hillary.......

19 posted on 10/12/2008 11:20:49 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Chet 99

...that will change over the last four weeks...

i’ll believe it when it happens - cuz i don’t believe it now - fingers crossed


20 posted on 10/12/2008 11:24:09 AM PDT by Principled (They used the CRA to undermine capitalism. They're using ACORN to undermine democracy.)
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To: TonyM

I happened to watch the 11:00pm ½-hour local news last night in Florida. There were three (3) minute-long Obama commercials during that half-hour, each one better than the last. There was one (1) 30-second spot by the RNC and it was lame.


21 posted on 10/12/2008 11:26:05 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Say hello to the mad hatter when next down the rabbit hole.


22 posted on 10/12/2008 11:35:05 AM PDT by fantom
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To: mkcc30

Yeah, will McCain launch a “McCain Channel” on TV?
I just about BARFED when I saw the “Obama” channel on my TV line-up..


23 posted on 10/12/2008 11:35:19 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Just another non-racist not voting for Obama)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

“There were three (3) minute-long Obama commercials during that half-hour, each one better than the last.”

LOL!!


24 posted on 10/12/2008 11:38:44 AM PDT by scratcher
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To: mkcc30

I think they ARE sick of him only the MSM likes to make it LOOK like the people can’t get enough of him. All part of their “indoctrination”. God usually squashes people that act as if THEY are God. And people who are worshipping another human being the way they are will not fare much better with God, that is why they say He is a jealous God. These people better crack open their bibles, I guess “they know not what they do”.


25 posted on 10/12/2008 11:38:51 AM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: Chet 99

I hope part of that money will be used to buy a freakin’clue.


26 posted on 10/12/2008 11:40:45 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: LegalEagle61

NRA will be spending 40 million to defeat Obama.

Another 200 million in PAC that hasn’t been spent.
That’s a lot of cash. This should be an exciting 3 weeks.


27 posted on 10/12/2008 11:43:01 AM PDT by scratcher
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To: mkcc30
Why oh why dear God can’t people see him for the snake-oil salesman he is?

Start with the MSM and the positive coverage he's had. If you are fed up with the news we have to put up with help here:

Protest the Media Thread

Protest The Media Website

The website needs freeper help posting information now!

28 posted on 10/12/2008 11:44:02 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: LegalEagle61
I think they ARE sick of him only the MSM likes to make it LOOK like the people can’t get enough of him. All part of their “indoctrination”.

As I reported on the Sunday thread, my mom told me about a new friend she made this week down at their condo pool. A lady came up to her and said she needed to vent...she just had to get away from the TV and hearing about that Obama!
29 posted on 10/12/2008 12:01:26 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: scratcher
They caught my attention.

Someone who hasn't been following this election might have taken them at face value and be swayed. Off hand, I can't remember all three but one was “patriotic” . . . all about grandma and grandpa: Rosie the Riveter and GI Joe. It seems so strange that grandma's been hidden away and is not being used as a prop.

Before the vice-presidential debate, my grandson's teacher asked the 7th graders who were the two VP candidates. My grandson was the only person in the class who knew! It's hunting season, ya know.

He was one of three or four in his class who watched the debate and wrote a report for extra credit. He thought it was boring but thought that Sarah taked to the people while Biden talked through the people. He liked Sarah.

On another note, I've seen about a dozen McCain/Palin signs in the area and none for that other guy.

30 posted on 10/12/2008 12:13:18 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

thought that Sarah taked to the people . . .

should be: thought that Sarah talked to the people.

duh.


31 posted on 10/12/2008 12:16:25 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Chet 99

Expect McCain to have trouble getting time slots for his ads the last couple weeks of October. Always a good strategy to announce your strategy all over the place well in advance.


32 posted on 10/12/2008 4:08:19 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Churchillspirit
poor Hillary.......

If she delivers the goods McCain will bail her out?

33 posted on 10/12/2008 4:14:07 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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