Obama buys half-hour of network primetime

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    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.

    The special is a smart move for the Obama campaign, said Larry Sabato, a political analyst and director of the Center of Politics at the University of Virginia.

    "Obama's theme is not just change but unity, so he's appealing to the whole nation rather than a handful of tossup states," Sabato said. "He wants to win the popular vote by a good margin, which will enable him to govern."

    And he's got the cash for it.

    Whether John McCain's campaign will do the same remains to be seen, though there's one big thing moving against it: money. Unlike Obama, who rejected public financing of the presidential campaign, McCain is accepting it. That means the McCain camp is limited in the amount of money that it can spend and raise, and in its TV buying has been limited mostly to ads in battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Florida.

    "There will be no second-guessing the Obama campaign on decisions involving resources," Tracey said. "He's not doing this and pulling down [ad] buys in Florida. This is not an either/or decision. They've got 25 days and unlimited amounts of money."

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    Watch McCain try and do the same thing if they have the money.

    Then he will claim it was his idea first.:cuckoo:
     
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    don't know they are pretty expensive.

    Maybe he shoul dhave a dinner at 30k a plate to pay for it
     
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    The article does say that McCain might not have the money to do this, but the networks do have to give him the opportunity to be fair.

    The Republicans hate it that Obama raised so much money from people like me. Grass roots baby!!! Everyone wants special interest and lobbyists out of our politics, well this is the way to do it. If Obama makes enough money from middle class Americans, he doesn't have to make promises to Corporations. Or not as many promises. I'm sure he has made some promises. But not the promises McCain is making to them. McCain promises to make us even poorer so their corporations can make even more money. That is if the company even cares about making money. So many of them seem to be run by executives who don't care about the company, only their million dollar paychecks.
     
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    lol yeah grass roots...millions of contributions of 200 bucks or less from people called mr. do good and mr. feelgood
     
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    I will do public financing......mr obama we can raise hundreds of millions more with his loophole....i will not use public financing
     
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    McCain will suspend his campaign to go to wall street and offer them moral support.
     
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    maybe he will just say call me if you need me
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Obama already has his own fucking channel on Dish Network.

    Obama has taken advantage of a new tool called viral marketing. He's everywhere, and so people buy into because they think it's the trendy thing to do.
     

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