Skip to comments.GOP slashes ad spending in Colorado (Pulling Out of Colorado?)
Posted on 10/23/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT by My Favorite HeadacheEdited on 10/23/2008 9:29:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Republicans are slashing their television advertising at Colorado's three biggest television stations, a troubling sign for presidential nominee John McCain.
McCain is headed to Colorado Friday, but public records provided by three Denver stations show the GOP this week cut their ad spending for McCain by 46%.
(Excerpt) Read more at ksby.com ...
Right, they may be convinced the state is sealed up and diverting resources to other battlegrounds...
From what I expect and have heard “cutting” is not “pulling out”. The issue of money is a great one at least here in NC. Chuck schumer gives Hagan $10 million a month to defeat Dole.
Obama has $605 million to McCain’s $84 million. It is unreasonable to expect him to keep up unless people contribute more. Just like families the campaign has to put money where needed the most.
Some people don’t uderstand that the calls made at GOP headquarters around the nation help decide where the most undecided are and to focus on areas with the most potential to get votes.
This is NOT a by-nature GOP state anymore. Colorado has been Californicated
El Paso County, where I live is the bastion of conservatism in the state, which is why the candidtaes have spent more time here than in Denver. They're all banking on Colorado Springs to swing the state, which means that even Colorado Springs is in play.
I ahve heard that there are false rumors being floated about pulling out of Battleground states including Colorado. It is simply disinformation designed to diminish morale.
The Colorado race has closed up, and thats the reason were going to stay there. Were going to stay there up until the end, Ensign told an audience at a National Press Club breakfast Tuesday morning." LINK
"Contrary to an article in Tuesday's Denver Post, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not pulling out of Colorado, a spokesman said Wednesday."
U.S. Chamber spokesman J.P. Fielder said the organization plans to make a new ad buy before Election Day." LINK
Nevada will put McCain over the top!
So do we have a better chance in CO than PA, or vice versa? I know life will be good if we pull off PA.....
I'm disappointed to hear what you're telling me here. I still have hopes for Colorado but they are diminished. Regardless I have pretty much believed the race would be over by the time the polls closed in the Great Plains states.
Time will tell. I know this much though. No matter who wins it really makes no difference. We still have to spend the next four years fighting the good fight. It will be a lot harder to do with Obama in the White House but for the sake of our heirs we'll do all we can.
>> So do we have a better chance in CO than PA, or vice versa? I know life will be good if we pull off PA.....
That is a question for better minds than mine. I do know that the payoff for PA is a lot higher than in CO ... so if the chances are about even, the money is better spent where the payoff is higher.
That is not true. The $84 million is what the Feds gave McCain for taking public funding. It covers the period since the GOP convention ended. McCain has actually raised a substantial amount of money since the GOP primaries ended. The $605 million is what Obama has raised since the Dems primary season ended. This doesn't count what the RNC and the DNC have raised.
This may in fact be a sign that the lead has solidified, and that McCain is moving money to more needy areas.
“$600,000 withdrawn in CO was targetted to help one Congresswoman”
Why do you cut back on spending? If you think 1) you can't win, or 2) you're going to win.
I'm not privy to RNC or McCain strategy. I only know what I see/hear/read/observe. The momentum in red states has been all toward the GOP recently. Palin just did three events in CO, McCain's going back tomorrow for two more (I think). You folks do the math.
Wanna hear another laugher? I just saw a Yahoo headline saying that Obama and McCain were neck and neck for the rural vote. I'll give those pesky, biased reporters credit. They don't give up, no matter how ridiculous it may sound.
I have not seen and ad for McCain here in so fl for months. I actually contacted the campaign and asked if they are pulling a Michigan on us
Does anybody have a breakdown of money spent in each state for the last few weeks.
Welcome to the forum. So you think McCain is throwing in the towel in CO (to save money) while simultaneously spending all that money to host five separate CO events for him and Gov. Palin? :-D
He needs PA and Colorado. Must donate again.
BS, McCain is even in the polls in NM, CO and NV.
BTW, Obama cut ad funding in 16 out of 20 states last week, the week of October 19th.
So I guess using the logic of a drive-By, Obama is "pulling out" of this race.
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