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  • CatholicVote pro-life ad (stunning!)

    09/23/2008 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Alouette · 40 replies · 332+ views
    CatholicVote.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2008
    http://www.catholicvote.com/
  • Biden Walks Back Comment on ‘Terrible’ Obama Ad - Biden chucks Obama under the Bus

    09/23/2008 4:01:09 PM PDT · by sunmars · 6 replies · 78+ views
    WaPO
    Mother of All flip flops. Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden issued a statement late Tuesday attempting to clarify his comments that an ad the Obama campaign ran earlier this month was “terrible.” Biden, in an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS Evening News, had criticized an ad the Obama campaign released earlier this month that highlighted McCain’s inability to use a computer, saying, “I thought that was terrible by the way” and “if I’d have had anything to do with it, we never would have done it.”
  • Is this the worst presidential campaign ad ever?

    09/23/2008 2:54:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies · 70+ views
    The Times Online ^ | September 23, 2008 | Daniel Finkelstein
    YouTube video link: To Be or Not to Be: Ralph Nader Confides in Cardozo the Parrot
  • McCain camp gearing up to attack Obama on Wright/Ayers

    09/23/2008 2:50:15 PM PDT · by nobamanada · 44 replies · 199+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 09/23/08 | Eli Lake
    WASHINGTON — The McCain campaign is gearing up to criticize Senator Obama for his past associations with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a former Weather Underground operative, William Ayers, in the home stretch of the presidential race. Senator McCain appears with Governor Palin of Alaska in Media, Penn. yesterday. The McCain campaign, according to one aide, decided it would play the Wright and Ayers cards after Mr. Obama's campaign ran ads linking Senator McCain to a talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh. "Our position is we are no longer going to feel constrained to avoid his very real associations in contrast...
  • BEST ELECTION AD EVAH!!

    09/23/2008 1:44:02 PM PDT · by CWW · 81 replies · 198+ views
    catholicvote.com ^ | 09-22-08 | CWW
    A must view!! Enjoy http://www.catholicvote.com/
  • NRA Rolls Out Four Ads Against Obama-Biden

    09/23/2008 7:57:39 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 607+ views
    RCP ^ | 9/23/08
    The National Rifle Association has released four ads against Barack Obama and Joe Biden. "Way of Life" features a Michigan voter reminding viewers about Obama's "bitter" comments that he made in San Francisco. "Veteran" has an Iraq veteran talking about his freedoms. "Hunter" features a Virginia voter talking about Obama's record on ammunition taxes and shotguns. "Pennsylvania Values" tells voters about Joe Biden's record on gun issues.
  • October Surprises?

    09/23/2008 7:45:42 AM PDT · by molly_jack2007 · 38 replies · 125+ views
    9/23/08 | Jack
    October is almost here. Summer is over, the leaves have begun to change and as it is every four years America is in the final throws of a presidential election. In the past one side or the other has came up with "October Surprises", a term usually intended to mean that one campaign has found some type of "Nuclear" option against the other. The news media is on fire today discussing the soon to be played McCain/Palin ad's that detail Obama's associations to fanatical fringes of society. Is this the "October Surprise" or should we pay attention to what is...
  • (Vanity) Obama TV ads in Florida

    09/23/2008 7:30:46 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 7 replies · 124+ views
    9/23/08 | self
    I'm down in the Florida Keys, TV stations here are out of Miami. I rarely watch the network stations, but last night, I was watching Jeopardy on ABC with my wife. 7:30pm. In 30 minutes, every ad was an Obama ad, and I'd guess that was 8 of them at least. 90% of them were the same ad where Obama hits McCain on alternative energy. Just curious if the rest of Fl is like this or just in the southern part of the state. Thanks
  • Video: McCain Releases New Ad "Mum"

    09/23/2008 7:27:08 AM PDT · by Obamalujah · 11 replies · 94+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/23/2008 | Bear Nichols
    You mean a community organizer who preached radicalism in Chicago schools with his Bill Ayers doesn't understand the economy?
  • Biden says ad mocking McCain is 'terrible'

    09/23/2008 7:19:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies · 107+ views
    My Way ^ | Sept. 23, 2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama's running mate says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was "terrible" and would not have been done had he known about it. Obama, McCain's Democratic rival, launched the ad earlier this month, part of an aggressive push to slow McCain's rise in the polls after he chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. It included unflattering footage of Sen. McCain at a hearing in the early '80s, wearing giant glasses and an out-of-style suit, interspersed with shots of a disco ball, a...
  • Catholic 527 Ad Criticizing McCain

    09/23/2008 5:59:10 AM PDT · by killer_rat · 28 replies · 249+ views
    A pro-life Catholic group called Catholics United will begin running a cable television ad in Catholic sections of Cleveland, Youngstown and Dayton on Friday that criticizes Sen. John McCain's support for the Iraq war and his August 2007 vote against a bill to provide health care for uninsured children. "Senator McCain, when will you start defending all human life, without exception?" asks the woman in the ad, who identifies herself as a pro-life mother of three children. The Cleveland-area ads will run for a week on the CNN, Fox News, Headline News, Home & Garden and AMC networks. The ads...
  • McCain To Go Negative in Stretch (Time to go nuclear, yeah baby)

    09/23/2008 5:15:18 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 58 replies · 111+ views
    NY SUN ^ | 9/23/08 | ELI LAKE
    WASHINGTON — The McCain campaign is gearing up to criticize Senator Obama for his past associations with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a former Weather Underground operative, William Ayers, in the home stretch of the presidential race. The McCain campaign, according to one aide, decided it would play the Wright and Ayers cards after Mr. Obama's campaign ran ads linking Senator McCain to a talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh. "Our position is we are no longer going to feel constrained to avoid his very real associations in contrast to the very fictional associations he has imputed to John McCain in...
  • Anti-McCain ad 'terrible' : Obama's VP pick Biden

    09/23/2008 3:34:31 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies · 243+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 Sep 08 | Some AFP Communist
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Joseph Biden said in an interview aired Monday that a campaign ad which mocked Republican John McCain's inability to use a computer was "terrible." The veteran Delaware senator, who adds foreign policy heft to the ticket of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, was asked about the controversial political commercial in a CBS news interview. "I thought that was terrible by the way," said Biden, when asked about a campaign ad which made fun of McCain's admitted lack of ease with computers. "I didn't know we did it, and if I'd had anything to do...
  • Dukakis: McCain using same race tactics as ‘Willie Horton’ ad

    09/22/2008 9:23:38 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 74 replies · 287+ views
    PolitickerMA.com ^ | 9-22-08 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis said Monday that John McCain's presidential campaign is using the same race-based tactics that were used against him in his 1988 presidential run. The Brookline Democrat was referring to a recent McCain ad that claimed Democratic nominee Barack Obama received economic advice from Franklin Raines, the former CEO of the recently bailed out mortgage lender Fannie Mae. The ad features images of Raines and Obama, two African Americans, and then an image of an elderly white woman.
  • Biden Walks Back Comment on 'Terrible' Obama Ad

    09/22/2008 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 62 replies · 179+ views
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden issued a statement late Tuesday attempting to clarify his comments that an ad the Obama campaign ran earlier this month was "terrible." Biden, in an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS Evening News, had criticized an ad the Obama campaign released earlier this month that highlighted McCain's inability to use a computer, saying, "I thought that was terrible by the way" and "if I'd have had anything to do with it, we never would have done it." The McCain campaign immediately attacked Obama, invoking Biden's words. "Barack Obama has brought the sleazy gutter politics...
  • The Commercial McCain SHOULD Run

    09/22/2008 6:44:51 PM PDT · by MHT · 18 replies · 123+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-22-08 | self
    This commercial was made by a veteran of the Iraqi War. It is the commercial that McCain SHOULD run--and don't forget to watch it to the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8
  • Biden on Obama’s e-mail ad: “I thought that was terrible”

    09/22/2008 6:27:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 174+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 22, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Skip ahead to 4:05. For the second time in three days, Greasy Joe proves himself one of America’s most effective anti-Obama advocates. I hope you appreciate his nuance, at least, in hinting that Obama didn’t approve an ad that ended with “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.” Exit question: Who’s surprised that Couric didn’t challenge him when he claimed that Obama never okayed sex education for kindergarteners?
  • Biden says mocking McCain was "terrible"

    09/22/2008 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 103+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama's running mate says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was "terrible" and would not have been done had he known about it.
  • Biden criticizes Obama ad hitting McCain as technologically inept

    09/22/2008 5:47:42 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 38 replies · 146+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Joe Biden offered perhaps his most off-message statement yet since being tapped as Barack Obama's running mate, saying in an interview that he thought one of his campaign's own ads was "terrible" and hadn't know about it in advance. Asked by CBS's Katie Couric about an ad Obama released earlier this month mocking John McCain for not being able to use a computer, Biden criticized the commercial and suggested it had been aired without his knowledge. "I thought that was terrible by the way," Biden said of the computer ad in an interview broadcast tonight on the CBS Evening News...
  • We're not on the schoolyard anymore

    09/22/2008 5:42:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 177+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/22/2008 | Eve Pearlman
    I know, I can't believe it either: Karl Rove, the legendary Republican strategist whose name has become synonymous with hard-ball campaign tactics, has asserted that both presidential campaigns have wandered too far from truth. "McCain has gone in his ads ... one step too far," Rove said on Fox News Sept. 14. "Sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent-truth test." In recent weeks the McCain campaign has accused Barack Obama of advocating sex education in kindergarten. (In reality, Obama voted for a bill that called for warning young children about sexual predators.) The McCain...
  • Video: Biden Disagrees with Obama-Biden Dirty Ad Strategy

    09/22/2008 5:02:32 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 11 replies · 113+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/22/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Oh, say it ain't so, Joe is at it again:
  • Ethan Winner Responds(He opts to double down)

    09/22/2008 4:11:34 PM PDT · by Dog · 49 replies · 379+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | Sept 22 2008 | Rusty Shackleford
    Ethan Winner Responds: Claims He Produced Video Ethan Winner responds. Written like a VP in a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management and grassroots organization. I'll post the whole thing below. He produced the video? He paid for the voice-over narration which he found through a talent agency? The voice-over artist has never done any work for the Obama campaign? Uh, yeah, right.He then goes on to sidestep the question of the lie he puts forth in the video: that Palin was a member of the Alaskan Indepence Party -- which she wasn't. That is empirical fact. Instead,...
  • Out of Context on Health Care: Obama ad twists McCain's words on health care deregulation

    09/22/2008 3:39:45 PM PDT · by daivid · 10 replies · 162+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sep 22 2008
    An Obama-Biden ad falsely claims McCain says he wants to "do the same to our health care" that "Wall Street deregulation" has done to the banking industry. [snip]the full context reveals that McCain was referring narrowly to his proposal to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines.
  • Erin Brockovich for Strickland (She also likes Palin)

    09/22/2008 3:35:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 1,014+ views
    September 22, 2008 Erin Brockovich for Strickland 19th Senate District Republican candidate Tony Strickland today unveiled a new TV ad that features a testimonial from Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk whose research uncovered evidence that led to a major class-action settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric over the poisoning of drinking water and whose story was dramatically told in the 2000 film "Eric Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts. "I'm a consumer advocate and a Democrat, but I'm also an independent thinker. And so is Tony Strickland," Brockovich says in the ad. Strickland consultant Joe Justin described Brockovich as "a bigger than...
  • Smear videos against Palin linked to Obama campaign

    09/22/2008 3:12:21 PM PDT · by mathprof · 19 replies · 200+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | 9/22/08 | Ray Robison
    A series of videos designed to spread lies about the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin has been connected to a professional Public Relations firm. Those videos also share production qualities used in pro-Obama videos produced by Obama media campaign strategist David Axelrod. Axelrod is considered by many to be a master of planting campaign messages on the internet to look like they did not originate from an organized campaign, a practice know as “astroturfing” (because of the fake grass-roots nature of the message). The smear videos have been connected to a professional PR firm, the kind of firm...
  • NRA Empties The Magazine on Obama

    09/22/2008 2:48:11 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 24 replies · 67+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 22, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Holy crap, these are great ads. Talk about shoving the “bitter clingers” comment down his throat. He’s gonna need a surgeon to get those out. All four are great.
  • Videos: NRA Releases "Bitter, Gun-Clinging" Anti-Obama Ads

    09/22/2008 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 8 replies · 99+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/22/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Here are the videos:
  • NRA Firing Away at Obama-Biden on TV and Radio (Great Ads!)

    09/22/2008 2:07:55 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 34 replies · 293+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jake Tapper
    "Defend freedom," urges the National Rifle Association's new TV and radio ad campaign. "Defeat Obama." -snip- The ad called "Hunter" features a Virginia hunter named Karl Rusch asking about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., "Where is this guy from? He's probably never been hunting a day in his life." "Hunter" claims Obama supports a "huge" new tax on guns and ammo, a claim based on a 1999 story in the Chicago Defender. It says Obama "voted to ban virtually all deer hunting ammunition" (a charge based on a 2005 Senate vote for a failed amendment from Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., which...
  • Deconstructing Obama in Wisconsin: Rhetoric vs. Record

    09/22/2008 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 1 replies · 114+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/22/2008 | Bear Nichols
    The McCain camp has just released the following: DECONSTRUCTING OBAMA: Barack Obama's Rhetoric Vs. His Record ARLINGTON,VA -- At today's speech in Green Bay, WI, Barack Obama offered a speechlong on rhetoric but out of step with the reality of his record. See below for a deconstruction of Barack Obama's speech: DECONSTRUCTING#1: Barack Obama Decried The Same Special Interests That Have Given HimMore Money In Four Years Than Any Member Of Congress In The Past TwoDecades Save For One Barack Obama: "We'rehere because for too long, the doors of Washington have been thrownopen to an army of lobbyists and special...
  • Video: NRA drops four new ads on Obama

    09/22/2008 1:30:31 PM PDT · by flyfree · 18 replies · 189+ views
    Currently airing in Pennsylvania and coming soon to a swing state near you. They’re all worth watching but here’s the one that should get the most attention. I eagerly await the media’s decoding of these very conservative, very anti-Obama, and therefore per se very racist spots.
  • Criticizing Obama, Iraq Vet Helps McCain Online [VIRAL]

    09/22/2008 12:17:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 100+ views
    newsweek.com ^ | September 22, 2008 | David Botti
    A young Iraq veteran's unofficial video letter to Barack Obama criticizing the candidate for his Iraq policy now ranks fourth in the number of online videos watched in the past 30 days, as compiled by Viral Video Chart. The message of 23-year-old Joe Cook's two minute address is simple: he repeatedly states that the invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, and to call it such dishonors the memories of those who've died. Cook says:
  • McCain ad links Obama to Rezko, Chicago Machine

    09/22/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies · 138+ views
    dailyherald.com ^ | September 22,2008 | Joseph Ryan
    John McCain is portraying Barack Obama as the product of Chicago's corrupt political machine in a new TV ad that showcases Illinois' scandalous side. In the 30-second ad, voters are introduced to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's "legacy of state and federal investigations," Senate President Emil Jones Jr.'s "ethical cloud," William Daley as a "lobbyist" and "money man" Tony Rezko as an Obama's "patron" turned "convicted felon." Rezko was a major force in the early days of Obama's career and he helped him buy his Hyde Park mansion a few years ago. Rezko was convicted this year as the architect of a...
  • New McCain Video: Chicago Machine

    09/22/2008 10:08:28 AM PDT · by flyfree · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Video at link
  • Hard-Hitting McCain Ad Links Obama to Chicago Political ‘Machine’ (latest McCain ad)

    09/22/2008 9:11:16 AM PDT · by nmh · 30 replies · 177+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/08 | Fox News
    Hard-Hitting McCain Ad Links Obama to Chicago Political ‘Machine’ by FOXNews.com Monday, September 22, 2008 John McCain’s campaign released one of its hardest hitting ads in this election on Monday, aiming to ratchet up the guilt-by-association game by linking Barack Obama to convicted felon Tony Rezko. The new spot, “Chicago Machine” also connects the Democratic presidential nominee to three prominent Illinois politicians– former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, Illinois state Senate President Emil Jones and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich — all of whom have faced criticism for questionable ties to businessmen and political power brokers. The ad claims Obama is...
  • Deep secrets of campaign 2008, part 2

    09/22/2008 6:47:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies · 167+ views
    Power Line ^ | September 22, 2008 | SOTT JOHNSTON
    Rusty Shackleford has posted the results of his and his Jawa team's investigation to determine the source of smears directed toward Sarah Palin. The smears include false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views. Shackleford's research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated the rumors, that the rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure and that the firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, Shakleford's evidence suggests a...
  • Closing the Whopper Gap

    09/22/2008 7:28:24 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 9 replies · 101+ views
    Washington Post ^ | -9/22/08 | Ruth Marcus
    The symmetry of sin is suddenly looking more equal. Last week, I flayed John McCain for dishonesty -- flagrant and repeated dishonesty -- about Barack Obama's proposals. Obama was by no means blameless, I argued, but his lapses were nowhere near as egregious as his opponent's. I stand by everything I wrote. But a series of new Obama attacks requires a re balancing of the scales: Obama has descended to similarly scurrilous tactics on the stump and on the air. On immigration, Obama is running a Spanish-language ad that unfairly lumps McCain together with Rush Limbaugh -- and quotes Limbaugh...
  • Anti Palin Smear Campaign Exposed! Possible Obama-Biden Involvement

    09/22/2008 5:52:24 AM PDT · by Quaker · 24 replies · 147+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 22, 2008 | Quaker
    A pro Obama PR firm has produced anti Sarah Palin videos disguised as home made videos. The Videos raised false allegations that Palin belonged to an Alaskan secessionist political party along with alleging she has radical anti-American views.
  • Obama ad goes to war with abortion survivor

    09/22/2008 7:42:00 AM PDT · by DaveyB · 25 replies · 560+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 20, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    In the increasing flurry of this election season's negative political ads, the Barack Obama campaign produced a TV commercial that not only attacks Republican rival John McCain, but also takes aim at an unusual target: a 31-year-old woman who was born alive after her mother's botched abortion. Obama's commercial predictably takes shots at the GOP campaign, calling McCain's ads "the sleaziest ever, truly vile." But when the screen shows clips of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen and the ad she made asking Obama to reverse his stance on born alive infant protection legislation, the Obama ad calls Jessen's appeal "a despicable...
  • McCain’s New Ad: The Chicago Machine And Barack Obama (video)

    09/22/2008 5:17:46 AM PDT · by Quaker · 7 replies · 184+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept, 22, 2008 | Quaker
    Campaign video. The McCain Campaign attacks Barack Hussein Obama’s Chicago connection to Illinois’ criminal element.
  • Closing the Whopper Gap (WaPo columnist actually defends McCain, Limbaugh)

    09/21/2008 6:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 216+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2008 | Ruth Marcus
    The symmetry of sin is suddenly looking more equal. Last week, I flayed John McCain for dishonesty -- flagrant and repeated dishonesty -- about Barack Obama's proposals. Obama was by no means blameless, I argued, but his lapses were nowhere near as egregious as his opponent's. I stand by everything I wrote. But a series of new Obama attacks requires a rebalancing of the scales: Obama has descended to similarly scurrilous tactics on the stump and on the air. On immigration, Obama is running a Spanish-language ad that unfairly lumps McCain together with Rush Limbaugh -- and quotes Limbaugh out...
  • Immigration issue alive -- but only in Spanish

    09/21/2008 6:48:43 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 23 replies · 154+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 18, 2008 | EUNICE MOSCOSO
    WASHINGTON — Immigration has emerged as an issue in the presidential election — but only in Spanish. In dueling ads airing in Florida and other swing states with large number of Latino voters, the campaigns of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and GOP rival John McCain are casting each other in an anti-immigrant light. Meanwhile, spokespersons for both candidates on Wednesday denounced their opponent's ads as false, misleading and "desperate." McCain's ad, the first to appear, accused Obama of trying to block a major bill supported by the Arizona senator last year that would have given illegal immigrants a path...
  • Big Scoop Coming Down Tonight

    09/21/2008 5:56:53 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 46 replies · 302+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ and Mypetjawa ^ | 09/21/2008 | Ace of Spades and Mypetjawa
    From Ace's site: Probably at about midnight or just before. It's Rusty's story. It'll be posted later. Midnight ET or maybe a bit after. The basics? Axelrod's astroturfing. An attempt to get a blatantly dishonest anti-Palin ad to go "viral" on YouTube. Gross deception in pumping out fake "amateur grassroots" ads which are really cooked up by a big PR firm strongly connected to David Axelrod and Obama's officially-acknowledged ads. And likely bright-line violations of electioneering laws, which require those putting out "electioneering communications" to disclose the true creator and sponsor of such ads. Oh, Yeah: I forgot to say:...
  • Holding McCain to a higher standard?

    09/21/2008 2:47:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 173+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/21/2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Steve Hayes, writing in the new Weekly Standard, complains of a media double standard on how the assertions and ads by each candidate are being fact-checked. Whether it's guilt or the truth-stretching of some of Obama's new assertions (the Limbaugh immigration ad, his Social Security rhetoric), I think this sentiment is shifting. But Hayes's shaming is still worth reading, and his take on McCain's Franklin Raines spot especially valuable.Then there are the absurd lengths to which some reporters are willing to go to protect Obama and attack McCain. Last week, the McCain campaign released an ad accusing Obama of being...
  • Campaign Says Anti-Abortion Ad Should Have Been Aborted

    09/21/2008 10:04:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies · 132+ views
    The Obama campaign lashed out at a McCain ad featuring abortion survivor Gianna Jessen. In the ad, Jessen credited the medical aid she received for saving her life after she survived an abortion attempt 31 years ago. She went on to point out that similar aid is now routinely denied and excoriated presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) for his opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act when he was in the Illinois Senate. The Obama campaign called Jessen’s testimony “biased and invalid.” “If it weren’t for the incompetence of her mother’s doctor she wouldn’t be making these comments...
  • McCain Camp Says Rev. WRIGHT NOW FAIR GAME

    McCain Camp Says Rev. WRIGHT NOW FAIR GAME The McCain camp has had enough with the dirty campaign that Senator Obama has been running, and like the old Kennedy family adage, he isn't getting mad he is getting even, and to be honest, ITS ABOUT TIME ! After countless false attacks about McCain and lobbyists, the straw that broke the camel's back was the Spanish ads taking Rush Limbaugh and implying that Rush and McCain agreed on immigration. Now McCain is allowing his staff to put everything on the table, all of Obama's very dubious associations: Attack by Association’ Viewed...
  • Obama in the mud: So much for honesty

    09/21/2008 1:06:09 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 24 replies · 351+ views
    UnionLeader.com ^ | September 21, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    When Barack Obama first began campaigning in New Hampshire in early 2007, many voters swooned. We watched him speak to retirees in Claremont one snowy February day that year. Not a single voter we talked with before he spoke planned to vote for him. Afterwards, many said they would. The word that spontaneously came from the lips of multiple attendees: sincere. They couldn't remember a politician who spoke with such sincerity, they said. And many of them had been voting since World War II. We wonder what those same voters think of Obama's sincerity now. In the past few weeks,...
  • Right to Smear (expose Obama)

    09/20/2008 7:48:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 260+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2008
    The wholesale descent into Swift Boat campaigning has been blocked — for now — by a federal judge in Virginia. But voters should not rest easy. A group calling itself The Real Truth About Obama is appealing the ruling. The group aims to block federal regulations so it can spend unlimited money on a commercial smearing the Democratic nominee as a zealous proponent of any and all abortion on demand — “at any time during pregnancy, as many times as a woman wants one.” If the group were to win on appeal, it would signal open season for countless stealth...
  • Obama ad goes to war with abortion survivor

    09/20/2008 6:52:41 PM PDT · by daylilly · 67 replies · 379+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 20, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    In the increasing flurry of this election's negative political ads, the Barack Obama campaign produced a TV commercial that not only attacks Republican rival John McCain, but also takes aim at an unusual target: a 31-year-old woman who was born alive after her mother's botched abortion. Obama's commercial predictably takes shots at the GOP campaign, calling John McCain's ads "the sleaziest ever, truly vile." But when the screen shows clips of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen and the ad she made asking Obama to reverse his stance on born alive infant protection legislation, the Obama ad calls Jessen's appeal "a despicable...
  • Attack by Association’ Viewed as Fair Game by McCain Camp

    09/20/2008 4:28:01 PM PDT · by tiniyo · 38 replies · 257+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 20 2008 | Laura Meckler
    Don’t be shocked if you see the McCain campaign pull the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright out of mothballs in new attacks against one-time parishioner, Barack Obama. McCain advisers say that they see “attack by association” as fair game now, arguing that Obama’s campaign has been using that technique to go after McCain. In particular, the Obama campaign has hammered McCain on the stump and in TV ads on the number of one-time lobbyists working for his campaign. (The McCain campaign is also angry about a Spanish-language TV ad that ties McCain to Rush Limbaugh on immigration, without ever saying that...
  • Linking Obama to Ex-Fannie Mae Chief Is a Stretch

    09/20/2008 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Onelife Onecountry · 82 replies · 359+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September, 20, 2008 | Washington POst Editorial Board
    The McCain campaign is clearly exaggerating wildly in attempting to depict Raines as a close adviser to Obama on "housing and mortgage policy." If we are to believe Raines, he did have a couple of telephone conversations with someone in the Obama campaign. But that hardly makes him an adviser to the candidate himself -- and certainly not in the way depicted in the McCain video release.