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  • One Chance (Vomit Alert)

    04/29/2012 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Barry's Youtube Page
    Video at link
  • Duration of Advertising Effects in 2000 Presidential Campaign (maybe why polls bounce around)

    10/30/2008 7:16:41 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Allacademic research ^ | 2008 | John Zaller and others
    Consistent with the Johnston et al. account of Bush’s late surge in battleground states, we find advertising effects that are both fairly large in magnitude and short-lived. As in some other studies, we also find that low to middle information voters are most susceptible to these persuasion effects. In combination with other recent studies, our findings of short, sharp advertising effects must be taken seriously. The decay effects uncovered by Gerber et al. are much more rapid than any previous scholar had assumed -- so much more rapid as to raise the question of how previous research has been able...
  • Election 2008: Michigan Presidential Election (McCain gains though running no ads)

    10/29/2008 3:28:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | OCT 29,2008 | Rasmussen Reports
    Barack Obama now leads John McCain 53% to 43% in Michigan, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Though Obama is down from the 16-point lead he held earlier in the month, he still holds a greater advantage over McCain than in all previous polls dating back to February. This is now the seventh straight poll Obama has held the lead in the state. Michigan’s 17 Electoral College votes have gone to the Democratic candidates in the last four presidential elections. The nominees are now tied among unaffiliated voters in Michigan at 46%. Two weeks ago,...
  • Obama spends more on ads than McDonalds

    10/27/2008 1:21:46 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 20 replies · 1,253+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-24-2008 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) – Presidential candidates are sold in much the same way a new product is: with an expensive, flashy, and ubiquitous television campaign. And according to advertising figures provided by Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on ad spending, Barack Obama's campaign has spent more money selling its candidate on television than most major brand name companies do selling their products. The Illinois senator's campaign is projected to have spent $250 million on ads in the last four months — a number that is equivalent to $750 million in a full year. Only AT&T, with a yearly advertising budget of...
  • GOP slashes ad spending in Colorado (Pulling Out of Colorado?)

    10/23/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 116 replies · 2,512+ views
    KSBY-TV ^ | 10-23-2008
    <p>Republicans are slashing their television advertising at Colorado's three biggest television stations, a troubling sign for presidential nominee John McCain.</p> <p>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%.</p>
  • Vanity: I think I have a masterful strategy for the McCain campaign.

    10/20/2008 9:08:06 AM PDT · by · 18 replies · 824+ views ^ | October 20,2008 |
    I wrote this blog post and put it on my friend's website. Maybe I am crazy but I think this is political gold. If you agree or can come up with a better strategy please email the McCain campaign, if you think I am wrong or crazy that is fair, on little sleep so maybe this is off base: You need to have McCain on the stump right now, demanding that Obama answer and explain what in the hell Biden is talking about, and why Biden is projecting weakness to our enemies. I AM referring to the Biden speech on...
  • The Buying of the Presidency 2008

    10/20/2008 8:00:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,182+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2008 | Richard Baehr
    Barack Obama is well on his way to buying the Presidency. The effect of  Obama's financial advantage has  now even been admitted by the New York Times,  whose editors and political writers already may be lighting up their victory cigars, like Red Auerbach, the Celtics coach of legend. The state where the Obama campaign has been carpet bombing the airwaves most vigorously this past weekend was West Virginia.  If you watched TV over the weekend in the Mountaineer State, you could not have missed the Obama ads -- an extraordinary buy of $1.2 million per day for 5 days, with ads running...
  • Obama’s Ad Effort Swamps McCain and Nears Record

    10/18/2008 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies · 1,658+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | JIM RUTENBERG
    PHILADELPHIA — Senator Barack Obama is days away from breaking the advertising spending record set by President Bush in the general election four years ago, having unleashed an advertising campaign of a scale and complexity unrivaled in the television era. With advertisements running repeatedly day and night, on local stations and on the major broadcast networks, on niche cable networks and even on video games and his own dedicated satellite channels, Mr. Obama is now outadvertising Senator John McCain nationwide by a ratio of at least four to one, according to CMAG, a service that monitors political advertising. That difference...
  • GOP pulling ads from Louisiana[Senate race]

    10/16/2008 11:07:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Hill ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | Ian Swanson
    Senate Republicans are pulling advertising from the Louisiana Senate race, the only contest in which they were on the offense. The decision, reported by local media, is a blow to the GOP candidate, Louisiana state Treasurer John Kennedy, and good news for Sen. Mary Landrieu, long seen as the lone vulnerable Democratic senator in this cycle. Landrieu won election in 2002 with just 52 percent of the vote, and some believe the state has turned more Republican since Hurricane Katrina, which shrank the size of New Orleans. Still, Landrieu has been comfortably ahead in recent polls. She led by 13...
  • Best Tested Ad for McCain to beat Obama - Luntz tested it

    10/15/2008 10:26:39 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 46 replies · 1,846+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-15-2008 | Frantzie
    Luntz tests new anti-Obama ad on taxes from Let Freedom Ring. Notice how these independents react to Obama's tax hike history.
  • McCain Camp, RNC to Spend $160 Million in Final Weeks

    10/12/2008 10:41:16 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 1,188+ views
    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...
  • New video - ACORN (from McCain-Palin Campaign)

    10/10/2008 8:16:02 PM PDT · by BAW · 5 replies · 521+ views
    The McCain-Palin 2008 Team ^ | October 10, 2008 6:25 PM EDT
    Dear Supporter, Our campaign just released a new web video detailing the ties between Senator Barack Obama and ACORN, the organization currently under investigation for massive voter fraud in a number of battleground states. Please follow this link to watch "ACORN." As a result of Senator Obama's blind ambition, he has a long history with the group. Barack Obama trained members of the Chicago ACORN staff, and his campaign has paid more than $800,000 for "voter registration" to an ACORN front group. We're asking you to take a few minutes this evening to watch the ad and learn more about...
  • concludes McCain spot on Obama and Ayers is misleading

    10/10/2008 6:25:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 1,048+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/10/08 | Lynn Sweet
    CHICAGO--John McCain's campaign ads use "false and misleading statements" about the relationship between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, according to an analysis by conclusion Voters may differ in how they see Ayers, or how they see Obama's interactions with him. We're making no judgment calls on those matters. What we object to are the McCain-Palin campaign's attempts to sway voters - in ads and on the stump - with false and misleading statements about the relationship, which was never very close. Obama never "lied" about this, just as he never bragged about it. The foundation they both worked...
  • Minnesota Sen. Coleman says he’ll stop negative campaign ads

    10/10/2008 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2008
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, locked in an increasingly tight and bitter election contest with Democrat Al Franken, said Friday that his campaign would halt negative advertising in a race recently dominated by it. Coleman, a Republican, said the unstable economy demands that the race focus on issues. He said he would also ask independent groups advertising on his behalf to pull negative ads, although by law they are not required to do so. "I decided I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years based on the judgment of voters that I was not as...
  • McCain-Palin 2008 Launches New Web AD: 'ACORN'

    10/10/2008 2:55:02 PM PDT · by flyfree · 16 replies · 795+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 10 /Standard Newswire/ -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest web ad, entitled "ACORN." The ad highlights Barack Obama's involvement with ACORN, a group now accused of widespread voter fraud across the country and accused of advocating for the very type of home loans that have led to today's financial crisis. For ACORN, Barack Obama was a critical organizer, and this year, client to the tune of $800,000. As the spotlight turns to ACORN's efforts to defraud our electoral process, Barack Obama owes the American people the truth about his involvement in this group. VIEW THE WEB...
  • Exclusive: Obama buys half-hour of network primetime

    10/09/2008 3:01:15 PM PDT · by AUJenn · 32 replies · 968+ views
    Barack Obama has purchased a half-hour of primetime television on CBS and NBC, sources confirm. The Obama campaign is producing a nationwide pitch to voters that will air on at least two broadcast networks. The ad will run Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. -- less than a week before the general election.
  • NRA plans a wider ad assault on Barack Obama in battleground states

    10/06/2008 11:50:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 796+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | Dan Morain
    The National Rifle Assn. is about to turn up the volume on its campaign against Barack Obama, airing more ads taking him to task over his gun record. Starting as early as Sunday, the NRA will be airing a new batch of spots in more battleground states, such as Ohio, Virginia and Florida. As colleague Noam Levey reported back in June, some say the NRA is losing sway. But Democrats, who generally favor restrictions on guns, still shy away from the issue, particularly in must-win swing states. The NRA already is up with spots in Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania....
  • Obama To Preempt McCain Assault

    10/05/2008 3:38:43 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 76 replies · 1,442+ views
    CBS ^ | oct 5, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Branding his opponent as "erratic in a crisis," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is preempting plans by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to portray him as having sinister connections to controversial Chicagoans. Obama officials call it political jujitsu - turning the attacks back on the attacker. McCain officials had said early in the weekend that they plan to begin advertising after Tuesday’s debate that will tie Obama to convicted money launderer Tony Rezko and former Weathermen radical William Ayers. But Obama isn't waiting to respond. His campaign is going up Monday on national cable stations with a scathing ad saying: “Three quarters...
  • Right Change Ad: Yes We Can [Raise Taxes]

    10/04/2008 10:46:22 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 674+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/4/08
    Right Change turns Obama's "yes we can" slogan on its head. Another good ad.
  • Conservative judicial group drops Rezko, Ayers and, yes, Wright on Obama (video at link)

    10/01/2008 11:23:20 AM PDT · by housedeep · 31 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | OCT 1 2008 | housedeep
    The conservative Judicial Confirmation Network goes up today with an ad reminding voters in two key states about Obama's ties to Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. Representatives for the group say it will be a "$1 million ad and grassroots effort" around the veep debate tomorrow and the opening of the new Supreme Court session Monday. It will air on networks in the smaller and more inexpensive markets across Ohio and Michigan. In Ohio, Zanesville, Lima, Toledo, Youngstown, and Wheeling-Steubenville. In Michigan, Marquette, Traverse City-Cadillac, Lansing, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Alpena. They're also buying time in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Planned Parenthood Runs False Ad Attacking Palin on Bogus Rape Kit Charge

    10/01/2008 10:30:30 AM PDT · by SErtelt · 6 replies · 626+ views ^ | October 1, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Planned Parenthood is running a new television commercial that makes the now-disproved charge that John McCain running mate Sarah Palin forced rape victims to pay for rape kits. The charge picked up mainstream media steam in previous weeks but has been rebutted as completely false.
  • New NRA Ad - Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama

    10/01/2008 8:27:18 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 9 replies · 839+ views
    youtube ^ | 9/29/08 | NRA
    Video from NRA by a US Soldier.
  • McCain Ad (The Gloves Are Off Folks): “Chicago Machine”

    09/28/2008 6:07:20 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 85 replies · 2,767+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 28, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    McCain might as well just flat out call Obama corrupt. This is hardball offense and is a good contrast between McCain the reformer who will clean up Washington versus the slimiest most corrupt type of Washington politician.
  • Obama's lowball attacks

    09/28/2008 5:29:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies · 1,247+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/28/08 | Kevin Ferris
    What exactly is the change we're supposed to believe in this election year? That Barack Obama represents a new kind of politics? Or is change tied to hope, as in we hope he re-morphs from typical negative-ad-slinging pol back to magical new Obamassiah once he's safely elected president? Does Obama even know? In his ad "Plan for Change," Obama decries the "petty attacks and distractions" of the campaign. "Bitter partisan fights" won't solve our problems, he says. What will? "A new spirit of unity and shared responsibility." That ad is in English. In Spanish, he has a very different message,...
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Lenawee resident featured in new NRA&#8200;ad

    09/28/2008 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies · 467+ views
    ADRIAN, Mich. - A television advertisement by the National Rifle Association featuring Scott Siefert of Ogden Township is scheduled to begin airing Wednesday in Michigan. In the ad Seifert outlines his support for the right to keep and bear arms, and criticizes Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, for his gun-control positions. In one part of the ad, Seifert states: “Because I believe in traditional American values, go to church, exercise my right to own a firearm, Barack Obama says I’m bitter. Well, I’m not bitter; I’m blessed.” The ad, “Way of Life,” already has aired in several other...
  • Obama web video threatens McCain win

    09/27/2008 12:55:07 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,718+ views
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has painted a grim picture in a new Web video aimed at getting record voter turnout - a John McCain victory. The YouTube video, posted but not released to reporters, features a mock MSNBC projection that Mr. McCain "wins" the Nov. 4 contest, 51 percent to 49 percent for Mr. Obama. "John McCain elected 44th president" and "Voter turnout lower than expected" are the mock captions with an MSNBC "Breaking News" headline under a smiling Mr. McCain. "It doesn't have to be that way," flashes across the screen before the clip sends voters...
  • Obama Truth Squad Descends on Missouri

    09/27/2008 12:49:43 PM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 11 replies · 590+ views
    Penetrating Insights into the Obvious ^ | September 27, 2008 | Michael Asher
  • Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

    09/27/2008 11:58:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 209 replies · 7,500+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, September 27, 2008 Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290 Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics. “St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign....
  • New McCain Ad: Promise

    09/27/2008 11:51:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies · 1,069+ views
    You Tube ^ | 09.27.08
  • vanity

    09/27/2008 6:37:04 AM PDT · by mosesdapoet · 4 replies · 217+ views
    Has anyone seen the early McCain 30 sec TV spot which had stills of Reid,Dodd,Franks,Schummer, and Obama ? If so can this ad be found on you tube ? Need address. What is interesting about that spot is that it ran well before so called "melt down" was announced.
  • The Great Debate: Barack Obama, John McCain’s Yes Man (Video)

    09/27/2008 1:15:36 AM PDT · by Quaker · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept, 27, 2008 | Quaker
    Barack Obama agrees with John McCain through the first Presidential Debate September 2008.
  • Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads

    09/27/2008 1:36:34 AM PDT · by GeeMoney · 73 replies · 1,674+ views
    Video On Demand ^ | 9-23-08 | Video on Demand
    The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.
  • (Video) Obama: John McCain is Absolutely Right

    09/26/2008 10:31:36 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 6 replies · 871+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 27 Sep 08 | John Stephenson
    He jabbed all night long, just in case you were wondering. By the way, did anyone else notice how many times Obama said that McCain was right? The McCain camp noticed….
  • Video: New McCain Ad from Debate "McCain is Right"

    09/26/2008 9:27:07 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 3 replies · 700+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/27/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Here's the video of the new ad:
  • Freep this Poll!

    09/26/2008 8:07:30 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 16 replies · 918+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Posted on Fri, Sep. 26, 2008 | Star-Telegram
    Sen. John McCain (R) 11 30% Sen. Barack Obama (D) 24 69%
  • Rapid response: McCain debate ad quotes Obama, “McCain is right”

    09/26/2008 8:06:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,482+ views ^ | September 26, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Hah. The rapid response/multimedia team at the McCain campaign is earning its pay:
  • McCain is Right (Ad)

    09/26/2008 8:02:19 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 10 replies · 744+ views
    You Tube (McCain Ad) ^ | September 26, 2008
    McCain Ad using debate material "John is right"
  • McCain ad already out

    09/26/2008 7:49:05 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 117 replies · 6,483+ views 
  • Is the Obama campaign sending the law after critics?

    09/26/2008 6:05:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 9/25/2008 | J.D. Tuccille
    Have I gone insane, or is KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri, actually reporting that "Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign"? The report goes on to say that "prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining something called the Barack Obama truth squad." A video of the news broadcast can be found here. Look, politicians are all about lies. It may be annoying (I find it entertaining), but that's for their opponents and good-government groups to counter -- not law enforcement. That's...
  • MSNBC Halts Broadcast of Ad Citing McCain's Cancer

    09/26/2008 6:01:59 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies · 1,589+ views
    AP ^ | 9-26-2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON - The cable network MSNBC on Friday stopped airing a commercial by two liberal groups that makes an issue of John McCain's past bouts with skin cancer and demands that he release his medical records to the public. "The ad had not been thoroughly vetted prior to air, and has since been removed from our commercial rotation," NBC spokeswoman Allison Gollust said in an e-mail. She did not elaborate. The ad displays black and white close-up images of McCain and the scars related to the removal of melanomas from his face. A spokesman for one of the groups, Democracy...
  • Missouri Prosecutors, Sheriffs 'Target Anyone Who Lies' About Barack Obama

    09/26/2008 5:52:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies · 2,191+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/26/2008 | Jim Geraghy
    A St. Louis television station reports — their words — "The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign." Prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining "The Barack Obama Truth Squad." They mention Jennifer Joyce, St. Louis Circuit Attorney and Bob McCullough, prosecutor for  St. Louis County in Missouri. The reporter says, "They will be reminding voters that Barack Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes for anyone making less than $250,000 a year." While the report never quite comes out and...
  • Text of Obama's Cease and Desist Letter to TV Stations Running NRA Ads (Goon Squad Alert)

    09/26/2008 5:01:23 PM PDT · by mojito · 59 replies · 2,821+ views
    BitchGirls ^ | 9/23/2008 | Obama's Lawyer
    Text is in a pdf at the link
  • NRLC: We’re still waiting for Obama to apologize (National Right to Life Committee television ad)

    09/26/2008 4:52:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 428+ views ^ | September 26, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The National Right to Life Committee has a new television ad out today in which they demand an apology from Barack Obama for calling them liars. The NRLC uncovered documentation that refuted Obama’s contention that he voted against SB1082, the Illinois version of the Born Again Infant Protection Act because it didn’t have the same “neutrality clause” of the federal BAIPA that protected abortionists. When David Brody confronted Obama about it, he called the NRLC liars — but later had to admit they were correct:
  • OBAMA 'TRUTH SQUADS': Campaign asks Missouri law enforcement

    09/26/2008 2:34:26 PM PDT · by badpacifist · 133 replies · 6,073+ views
    OBAMA 'TRUTH QUADS': Campaign asks Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs misleading TV ads...
  • NEWS VIDEO - Missouri pro-Obama prosecutors will prosecute you for "lies" about Obama

    09/26/2008 11:23:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 159 replies · 6,545+ views
    kmov ^ | 9-26-08
    WATCH THIS FRIGHTENING VIDEO FROM KMOV This video should shake you to your core. Obama supporters in Missouri are blatantly announcing that law enforcement will be used to prosecute you if you are part of campaign ads that tell, in their opinion, "lies" about Barack Obama. And we thought the Clinton machine was bad? This is frightening. When will the lies be prosecuted about Palin, McCain, and Limbaugh? The answer is, they won't. This is how a free republic is taken down. When will freerepublic be taken down?
  • Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads (Triple Barf Censorship Alert)

    09/26/2008 7:07:05 AM PDT · by samtheman · 39 replies · 1,711+ views ^ | September 23, 2008 |
    The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential
  • Ho hum: Obama’s lawyer threatens TV stations that run NRA ad

    09/26/2008 5:34:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 955+ views ^ | 25 September, 2008 | Allahpundit
    I’m surprised. Usually in cases like this, Obama has his cult followers inundate the offending station with irate, semi-coherent phone calls, like they did recently to try to knock hatemongering smear merchant David Freddoso off the air for the crime of committing journalism critical of The One. For whatever reason they’ve decided that won’t work here, so they’re opting for Plan B. Straight out of the Democratic handbook Harry Reid used to threaten ABC’s broadcast license for showing the “Path to 9/11,” here’s Obama lawyer Robert Bauer warning station managers not to air the NRA’s new anti-Obama “Hunter” ad if...
  • NRA attack ads (Obama VA campaign whining, time to use their own tools against them)

    09/26/2008 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 1,196+ views ^ | Sept 26, 2008 |
    Fred -- The NRA is currently attacking Barack Obama with TV ads that are so deceptive they are not fit for broadcast. The ads purposefully misrepresent Barack's position on illegal guns to scare and mislead voters -- the non-partisan concluded that claims in the ads are simply "false." TV stations airing them have the legal authority to prevent the broadcast of false and misleading advertising, and they will respond if their viewers apply enough pressure. You're receiving this message because these ads are running on TV stations in your community. Send an email to TV advertising representatives in...
  • Obama 'swooping in': McCain adviser (buying up time McCain released)

    09/25/2008 9:52:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies · 1,911+ views ^ | September 25, 2008 | by Jill Zuckman
    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....
  • NYT:Dubious Claims in Obama’s Ads Against McCain

    09/25/2008 7:00:28 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 23 replies · 1,039+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/25/08 | JIM RUTENBERG and JULIE BOSMAN
    ROANOKE, Va. — Two weeks ago, Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign gleefully publicized a spate of news reports about misleading and untruthful statements in the advertisements of his rival, Senator John McCain. Asked by a voter in New Hampshire if he would respond in kind, Mr. Obama said, “I just have a different philosophy, I’m going to respond with the truth,” adding, “I’m not going to start making up lies about John McCain.” [...] A much criticized, Spanish-language television advertisement wrongly links the views of Mr. McCain, who was a champion of the sweeping immigration overhaul pushed by President Bush,...