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Obama Airs 30-Minute Program

Updated 8:23 p.m.
The Obama campaign tonight also released the pre-recorded portion of its much-anticipated 30-minute television program on YouTube, for online viewing. The 27-minute pre-recorded video is above.

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 29, 2008; 8:20 PM ET
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That was beautiful.

For my fellow citizens, for my country first, Obama/Biden for America '08 and the next four years minimum.

Come on Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the whole rest of the United States. Deliver a victory for all of us, for our fellow citizens. We can do it! We can rebuild our country together. Lets do it!

-Yes We Can
-Yes We Can
-Yes We Can

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 30, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

This is the Obama, the one for America!
I am not surprised Palestinians are going ga-ga over Barack Obama. It seems that when not engaged in orchestrating suicide bombings against Israel, they are busy working the phones on Obama's behalf.
Why do they do this? Maybe because he declared their mortal enemy, Israel to be a perpetrator of genocide against the Palestinian people…

On Oct. 28, 2008, a young Palestinian in a Gaza refugee camp is doing his part to get out the vote for Barack Obama. With a little help from the Internet, 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is cold calling random American families from his parent’s home imploring them to vote Obama.

So let me understand this, Barack Obama is outsourcing some of his campaign’s work abroad, to Palestine no less… I am sure that violates a few FEC rules, but doing things by the book has never been Obama’s way, has it?

The source? Major news websites around the world are carrying this story. The Third Movement has known this type thing for some time about Barry Soetoro Obama. He is the most un-American candidate to run for President or any other higher office in the history of America.

For once, I would like to see Obama's supporters address this post and other's like it without deflecting the issue to Bush, McCain and Palin. How can a man who wants to be the US President rub elbows with Palestinians to help him be elected in America? Israel is USA's number one friend. Now, Obama has clear ties to Hamas and to Hezbollah. The Third Movement has known this all along.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse


Very well done!

Of course, conservadrones will attack it like the wild pack of animals they are but this wasn't about them-- this was about us, this was about reality, this was about REAL AMERICA:

Economy not terrorism.
Healthcare not abortion.
Hope not hate.


Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 7:28 AM | Report abuse

HONESTLY, it kinda creeps me out that Barack Obama bought all that TV time on all those networks last night - too much like a Big Brother thing, in the controlling Orwellian sense.

I agree with John Baer at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Obama is showing his true self just in time for the voting to begin. If ALL the other RED FLAGS did not ding in, this one and the fact that he is outsourcing his campaign work in Palestine and in other foreign countries surely will.

Obama goes against the very fabric of everything that American was founded upon and everything America stands for.

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 5:11 AM | Report abuse

On Oct. 28, 2008, a young Palestinian in a Gaza refugee camp is doing his part to get out the vote for Barack Obama. With a little help from the Internet, 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is cold calling random American families from his parent’s home imploring them to vote Obama.

So let me understand this, Barack Obama is outsourcing some of his campaign’s work abroad, to Palestine no less… I am sure that violates a few FEC rules, but doing things by the book has never been Obama’s way, has it?

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

thecannula,

I don't have the gunpowder to blow up this argument. But I invite you to read on.

I think that that the world is about to change the economic game whether we stand in the way or not.

Europe and Asia are already blaming us for the market crash and are all ready to make changes to the global economic structure that will change the way American companies and the American government operate overseas - whether we lead the way or not.

I'm not an economist. I'm just a small business owner and a small farmer.
I manage 80 acres of woods. And I know that when the big trees fall, it creates more light and more growth for the 2nd growth. The hardwood. The trees that have real value. And I know the responsibility of managing my own resources.

Propping up the "big trees" of American business with tax breaks and incentives instead of investing in America doesn't help raise the small businesses that create jobs, provide incentives to work and investment in American cities and towns. It doesn't help raise the next generation of Americans.

The "big trees" don't need my help. And if they can't stand on their own, then they should fall and make room for the many new businesses that will take their place.

American Corporations have the legal status of individuals and we often believe we must work for "them" to support us.
It's just not so. If a corporation dies, it just isn't the same as a death in the family.

My 86 year old mother is in the hospital tonight and will start dialysis tomorrow.
We know her time is coming. She is cared for by family, supported by my father's pension and will return to the house where I was raised to spend her remaining time in this world in a house she and my father paid for. This big tree in my life is about to fall. And she'll leave my 2 sons a college education.

If there is anything I take from her tonight it is my renewed commitment to the basic principles she believes in. Live within your means. Give everything to your family and work for your neighbors when they need your help.

Last year I heard two old farmers greet each other at a plowing match. One asked loudly how the other was doing. The old fella said, "I'm in good health, I own my tools and I own my land."

In human terms, that's prosperity.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

thecannula,

I don't have the gunpowder to blow up this argument. But I invite you to read on.

I think that that the world is about to change the economic game whether we stand in the way or not.

Europe and Asia are already blaming us for the market crash and are all ready to make changes to the global economic structure that will change the way American companies and the American government operate overseas - whether we lead the way or not.

I'm not an economist. I'm just a small business owner and a small farmer.
I manage 80 acres of woods. And I know that when the big trees fall, it creates more light and more growth for the 2nd growth. The hardwood. The trees that have real value. And I know the responsibility of managing my own resources.

Propping up the "big trees" of American business with tax breaks and incentives instead of investing in America doesn't help raise the small businesses that create jobs, provide incentives to work and investment in American cities and towns. It doesn't help raise the next generation of Americans.

The "big trees" don't need my help. And if they can't stand on their own, then they should fall and make room for the many new businesses that will take their place.

American Corporations have the legal status of individuals and we often believe we must work for "them" to support us.
It's just not so. If a corporation dies, it just isn't the same as a death in the family.

My 86 year old mother is in the hospital tonight and will start dialysis tomorrow.
We know her time is coming. She is cared for by family, supported by my father's pension and will return to the house where I was raised to spend her remaining time in this world in a house she and my father paid for. This big tree in my life is about to fall. And she'll leave my 2 sons a college education.

If there is anything I take from her tonight it is my renewed commitment to the basic principles she believes in. Live within your means. Give everything to your family and work for your neighbors when they need your help.

Last year I heard two old farmers greet each other at a plowing match. One asked loudly how the other was doing. The old fella said, "I'm in good health, I own my tools and I own my land."

In human terms, that's prosperity.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 1:13 AM | Report abuse

thecannula,

I don't have the gunpowder to blow up this argument. But I invite you to read on.

I think that that the world is about to change the economic game whether we stand in the way or not.

Europe and Asia are already blaming us for the market crash and are all ready to make changes to the global economic structure that will change the way American companies and the American government operate overseas - whether we lead the way or not.

I'm not an economist. I'm just a small business owner and a small farmer.
I manage 80 acres of woods. And I know that when the big trees fall, it creates more light and more growth for the 2nd growth. The hardwood. The trees that have real value. And I know the responsibility of managing my own resources.

Propping up the "big trees" of American business with tax breaks and incentives instead of investing in America doesn't help raise the small businesses that create jobs, provide incentives to work and investment in American cities and towns. It doesn't help raise the next generation of Americans.

The "big trees" don't need my help. And if they can't stand on their own, then they should fall and make room for the many new businesses that will take their place.

American Corporations have the legal status of individuals and we often believe we must work for "them" to support us.
It's just not so. If a corporation dies, it just isn't the same as a death in the family.

My 86 year old mother is in the hospital tonight and will start dialysis tomorrow.
We know her time is coming. She is cared for by family, supported by my father's pension and will return to the house where I was raised to spend her remaining time in this world in a house she and my father paid for. This big tree in my life is about to fall. And she'll leave my 2 sons a college education.

If there is anything I take from her tonight it is my renewed commitment to the basic principles she believes in. Live within your means. Give everything to your family and work for your neighbors when they need your help.

Last year I heard two old farmers greet each other at a plowing match. One asked loudly how the other was doing. The old fella said, "I'm in good health, I own my tools and I own my land."

In human terms, that's prosperity.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

thecannula,

I don't have the gunpowder to blow up this argument. But I invite you to read on.

I think that that the world is about to change the economic game whether we stand in the way or not.

Europe and Asia are already blaming us for the market crash and are all ready to make changes to the global economic structure that will change the way American companies and the American government operate overseas - whether we lead the way or not.

I'm not an economist. I'm just a small business owner and a small farmer.
I manage 80 acres of woods. And I know that when the big trees fall, it creates more light and more growth for the 2nd growth. The hardwood. The trees that have real value. And I know the responsibility of managing my own resources.

Propping up the "big trees" of American business with tax breaks and incentives instead of investing in America doesn't help raise the small businesses that create jobs, provide incentives to work and investment in American cities and towns. It doesn't help raise the next generation of Americans.

The "big trees" don't need my help. And if they can't stand on their own, then they should fall and make room for the many new businesses that will take their place.

American Corporations have the legal status of individuals and we often believe we must work for "them" to support us.
It's just not so. If a corporation dies, it just isn't the same as a death in the family.

My 86 year old mother is in the hospital tonight and will start dialysis tomorrow.
We know her time is coming. She is cared for by family, supported by my father's pension and will return to the house where I was raised to spend her remaining time in this world in a house she and my father paid for. This big tree in my life is about to fall. And she'll leave my 2 sons a college education.

If there is anything I take from her tonight it is my renewed commitment to the basic principles she believes in. Live within your means. Give everything to your family and work for your neighbors when they need your help.

Last year I heard two old farmers greet each other at a plowing match. One asked loudly how the other was doing. The old fella said, "I'm in good health, I own my tools and I own my land."

In human terms, that's prosperity.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 1:08 AM | Report abuse

MASTERFUL AND COMPELLING...THE PINNACLE OF POLITICAL PROPAGANDA

And I mean that in a good way. Let me count the ways:

1) People first, with Obama as the "Our Town" narrator. The people, talking and surviving in their own habitats, reflected
their light onto Obama, not vice versa. He served as THEIR storyteller, giving voice to THEIR story, and so reinforcing his message of change and inspiration. Brilliant.

And a great voiceover, a silver-throated performance to rival James Earl Jones. Obama never needs to worry about work once his office-holding is done; he's a natural-born broadcaster, the personification of vox populi.

2. Top-drawer videography, dramatically lit, a moody color palate, perfectly framed, well edited, well-paced, tightly segmented so as to keep viewer attention focused on the content.

3. Great music that set the mood, complemented the words, and underscored the message.

4. Seamless integration between the pre-filmed, packaged segments and the live rally coverage.

One small point: The live portion should have carried a "live" on-screen super, just to add an in-the-moment cue. And the final shots should have been close-ups, not the long aerial view.

But that's nit-picking; this production was the best piece of political persuasion since Bill Clinton's "A Place Called Hope." Actually, even better, because of its skillful interweaving of real people into the narrative that told today's American story.

The follow-up joint appearance by Obama and Bill Clinton forged another memorable political moment. Both men lived up to their billing and the fidelity exhibited on stage seemed heartfelt.

But Obama should have congratulated the Philadelphia Phillies on their World Series win less than two hours earlier, along with a consolation shout-out to the Tampa Bay Rays. We're talking swing-state sports champions here... but that was the only missed opportunity on a transformational night of eleventh-hour politicking.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are engaging in "extrajudicial targeting" of American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens

OR members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 30, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

McCain is in more trouble than he knows.
Huckabee Hearts Obama?? Watch Video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

See the Sarah Palin Look Alike Contest and Vote on the Winner. http://www.veeppeek.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Herbert Hoover Raised Corporate Taxes Just Before The Great Depression- Obama wants to repeat THAT Experience!

Obama gives the middle class a $1200 tax cut and more unemployment, as American business will shift more jobs overseas- Even John Kerry Knew That in 2004- proposed a corp tax CUT, and Bill Clinton called removing the payroll tax cap REGRESSIVE- Obama wants to do that too!

McCain wants to give the Middle Class a $300 tax cut and a JOB ina a business friendly environment-


Kevin Hassett
Bloomberg.com
1-9-06

So what explains the advantage gained from locating production overseas?

The most powerful factor appears to be taxes. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate among the world's most developed economies. With a combined federal and state tax rate of 39.3 percent, the U.S. taxes corporations at a rate that is 10 percentage points higher than the average of other nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

In a world of tight margins, a 10-percentage-point disadvantage is humongous. And the U.S. rate is well above that of countries such as Ireland, which has enjoyed an economic boom that coincided with a reduction in corporate taxes to 12.5 percent.

Let's Do It

When companies locate offshore, they can transfer much of their profits to foreign subsidiaries. Thus they avoid U.S. taxes until that time in the distant future when they ship the money home. This helps U.S. companies stay competitive vis-a-vis those already located in low-tax countries. It doesn't create many jobs in the U.S.

This is hardly a partisan issue. Indeed, Democratic Senator John Kerry wisely included a reduction in corporate taxes in his 2004 presidential platform.

Posted by: thecannula | October 29, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

The Wingnuts are seeing their 90's power grap being yanked away from them because of their own incompetence and they're throwing a tantrum. After controlling the white house for the last eight years and controlling congress for ten of the last twelve years they've proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that conservatism is a failed ideology and now they're panicking because they're getting their arses kicked.


Here's some straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJThPjvscFs
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama's vision for this country is that of a protectionist. He is completely out of touch, there is a disconnection between his rhetoric and the reality that Americans are facing.

If you look closely at the poor performance of the public school system, you will find a teacher union sitting on it.

If you look closely at the trouble of the automotive industry, you will find a AW union sitting on it.

Hire more, pay more when the spending per student is already one of the highest in the entire world.

And 'retooling' the floor shop at the factories isn't going put innovation into the cars that will be competitively priced on the market.

Going around these unions is not the right thing to do, what it takes is to stand up to them.

One indivisible union of America is the best thing that happens to American workers and their children.

Posted by: peterdaol | October 29, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

In a twisted sort of way I almost want McCain to win this election because four more years worth of failed Bush/McCain policies would for all intents and purposes be the end of the Republican party as we know it today. They would become the 4th party gadflies that they deserve to be.


The only question is, would this country survive it?


You people out there who live in economic downtrodden states like Ohio, West Virgina and Pa etc, if you are stupid enough to vote for McCain you will deserve every single bit of economic hardship that a McCain presidency will give you.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Despite all predictions, this election is not, in fact, about Bush. He's a non-entity in it all.

That's fairly remarkable. And against the odds, the McCain/Palin campaign has managed to suck entirely on its own. Sure, the Democrats wanted to paint McCain (accurately, when it comes to nearly all actual policy positions) as the second coming of Bush. But McCain resisted the label, and instead found ways to suck that were completely independent of his ties to Bush.

McCain: He's terrible at giving speeches, yes. His policies are dismal, and more to the point are badly elucidated -- when he's willing to talk about them at all. We know he's for the Iraq War: we don't know anything he intends to do differently, except do more of it and presume it'll all work out this time around. His choice of Palin for the number two spot was, from the standpoint of anyone not a hardcore conservative, bizarre, and smacked of the erratic, shoot-from-the-hip nature of decision making that his past detractors had warned of. His campaign managers have been vitriolic towards the press, and dismissive of the public, and as erratic as their own candidate. His vaunted surrogates have played a round-robin game of publicly humiliating themselves and their candidate (attaching himself to Phil Gramm, noted hellspawn of all that is economically manipulative and devastating, was an inspired touch.) And his behavior during this economic crisis -- making a show of tooling down to Washington to "solve" things, and having his party dissolve into chaos around him, and then rejoining his campaign with nothing "solved" at all, and things in fact much, much worse, and looking for all the world like a man who has just been pied in the face by circumstance -- has been a complete and very public fiasco. He has done his very best to manage to convince everyone that he is, in fact, not anything like presidential material. He's never looked less presidential.

Oh -- and his more impromptu surrogates, people like "Joe the Plumber" and "Tape #254 Of Sarah Palin Saying Something Crazy" and "Campaign Supporter Not Really Attacked At ATM" have added a burnt-popcorn, sideshow quality to the campaign. That hasn't helped.

So... congratulations to McCain, I guess. He managed to do the seemingly impossible -- be trailing in the election not because people were deathly tired of George W. Bush and didn't want anything to do with his party, but because people are deathly tired of John McCain, as well. And I think the award needs to be shared communally, because at all levels of the Republican Party, candidates seem to be going out of their way to make themselves similarly dislikable, out of touch, or (and this is the favorite approach) be ranting with such gusto about the incipient socialism if any of you poor cretins out there dare get better healthcare or a more stable economy that they seem, to be blunt, f---ing nuts.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Very well done!

Of course, conservadrones will attack it like the wild pack of animals they are but this wasn't about them-- this was about us, this was about reality, this was about REAL AMERICA:

Economy not terrorism.
Healthcare not abortion.
Hope not hate.


Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 29, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

OMG McCain Is A Socialist!


Down in the polls, John McCain's new Divide & Flail™ strategy is to call Barack Obama's tax cut for 95% of Americans "socialism."


Well, McCain must have once been a socialist, because it turns out that for years he supported higher taxes on the wealthy to pay for lower taxes on the middle-class.


The YouTube don't lie:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8EyGpOU3qM
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OMG! Oh No, Palin Is A Socialist Too!


It's not just McCain -- Sarah Palin is a socialist too! Hendrik Hertzberg notes (emphasis added):


"A few weeks before Palin was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that "we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."


Here's the mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/11/03/081103taco_talk_hertzberg
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Is Palin a Whack Job?


YOU BETCHA!


Whack Job: noun - A crazy, possibly dangerous, person.
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http://www.allwords.com/word-whackjob.html
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Politico brings word that McCain advisors are upping the verbal leak campaign against Sarah Palin, who must long for the days when members of her campaign were calling her a hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack.


A top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless "diva" description, calling Palin "a whack job."
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/palin-a-whack-job-top-mcc_n_138523.html
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Whack job. It's a good charge, cause it's true! This is one of my favorite leaks from the anti-Palin forces working for McCain, right up with the claim that she's "going rogue." Like Iran?


I've never seen a breakdown in discipline like this on a presidential campaign. It testifies to McCain's lack of leadership and to the state of his campaign. Knowing they're going to lose, Mittens' kittens are angling for advantage against Palin going into the 2012 primary.


Ah, yes, the coming GOP primary. Fantasize, my friends, with me. It's 2011, Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed good progressive legislation to help bring us out of recession, institute universal health care, and end our dependence on foreign oil. Our troops are home from Iraq. Then we will all get to sit back and watch Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and whoever else fight for the right to lose to Obama.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES! McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxIYTEDARU

The $100 Million Man
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.

The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N38Ug_ugzXs

Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Germs!


I give you your 2008 Republican Party!


From Slate.com:

"This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman (PALIN) who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity."


Here's the rest of the mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.slate.com/id/2203120/
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

It was contrived and a little mushy, but I thought he nailed the message. The guy has been remarkably consistent throughout the campaign. He definitely caught a break by having the condition of the country be ideal for his vision of a new kind of leadership, but his voice has been almost pitch-perfect in appealing to the sentiment of so many people around the country.

I have a lot of respect for the fact that Obama stayed positive and upbeat during the 30 minutes - not just refraining from attacks on his opponent, but not even mentioning his opponent's name.

Posted by: tsawyer_mv | October 29, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

I thought this ad was very well done. Of course McCain's base isn't going to like it - they have been trained not to believe it - or not to watch it.
As to the next trick - the Bush/McCain Syria surprise - notice the latest McCain attack trying to tie Obama to the Palestinians and the Bush attack into Syria. As well as the announcement of the probable closing of our Syria Embassy due to threats. hmmm....

Posted by: cutespiral5 | October 29, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Our economy is structurally sound for the long term"
-George W Bush - Feb 11, 2008


"The American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system"
-Henry Paulson - Sept 15, 2008


"The economy is fundamentally sound"
-Herbert Hoover - October, 1931


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
-John McCain - Sept 15, 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcdLO3jKkPo
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McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Socialism? Is that all McCain's got left? Can someone PLEASE shout out to him at his next rally:

"Hey old man, it's 2008 - nobody under 45 even knows what that means"!


What's going on with his campaign? I mean it just reeks of obvious desperation.


Why is McCain STILL, 7 days before the election, trying to rally his base? Isn't that what Blunder Woman Palin is for?


Imagine how close this race could have been if the old, moderate, John McCain had popped up after the convention? Imagine the breaking of the tire swing rope as every journalist in sight would have jumped on in sheer exultory delight that the Mac-2000 was back. I want McCain to lose as bad as anyone, but it's almost getting painful, it's like watching a punch drunk fighter get mauled and the ref won't call it.


I wonder what the next McCain campaign stunt will be?


So far we've had:
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- Ashley the Fraud

- Joe the pretend Plumber

- OMG! Bill Ayers!

- Drill, baby, drill

- Sarah the Crazy VP pick

- Socialism!!!

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Here's the straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3AvZqYC4mw
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

This one draws you in to an extent the short spots can't. Maybe it has something to do with the longer exposure to particular individuals and families. The extended focus engages us in a community of the hurting.

Posted by: FirstMouse1 | October 29, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow! It was amazing. Heartwarming, moving and hope inspiring that America can be better.

I'm not surprised that Republicans like the first poster find the troubles of ordinary working Americans to be boring.

Posted by: Simon2 | October 29, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable info commercial, and not one word about McCain or Palin.

That pretty much wraps it up for Obama, he didn't bring up any dirt, he just laid the blame where it deserved to be laid. He had real people tell their real story's, no glitz, no glamour, no Joe's, no six packs. real people.

Honesty, common sense, Leadership.

Mr. President

Posted by: kentaylor1 | October 29, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

I must admit: I had more fun with Cher's infomercials.

This was boooooriiiiiiing.

Of course, the obamatrons will say it was perfect, but it was boring, lacking in substance, no news, no details about anything...

I find it amusing that obamatrons praise Hussein's only idea of help for the middle class facing foreclosure and homelessness: you've got 90 days to find a new home or he throws you out to the streets. Only 90 days, no re-negotiation of the foreclosure terms. No no. The banks want your home at face value. And Hussein is all in for bankers. And the blind zombies of the Hussein cult go crazy over the 'plan'.

Posted by: cintronlourdes | October 29, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

OMG Has Chris Matthews come down from his fantasy yet?

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 29, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I was pretty skeptical at first, but I think that's about that best you could do with a half hour infomercial. Very well done.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | October 29, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

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