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Obama's 30-Minute Program Will Also Air on Univision

Updated 5:33 p.m.
By Ed O'Keefe
The Barack Obama campaign will air a Spanish-language version of its 30-minute infomercial on Wednesday night on Univision, the highest-rated Spanish language television network.

"Barack Obama: Historias Americanas," or "Barack Obama: American Stories," will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time (7 p.m. Central and Mountain time), the same time the English-language version airs on CBS, Fox and NBC. Democratic Miami Mayor Manny Diaz announced the arrangement during a conference call with reporters.

"The ad is going to highlight real American stories from across the nation," Diaz said. "This ad buy is historical. The fact that it will air on Univision is testament that to the campaign's outreach to the Hispanic community."

Univision is the highest-rated Spanish-language national television network and occasionally performs better during certain time periods with the advertiser-friendly 18-49 year-old demographic than its English-language competitors.

The campaign also announced that it will continue to air three Spanish-language ads through Election Day: An ad about the senator's education proposals called "Oportunidad" that is already on the air, another ad called "Por Encima," which delivers Obama's "closing arguments" and desire to "rise above" attacks made by Republicans and the McCain campaign, and a two-minute direct-to-camera message delivered by Obama in Spanish only, a first for any presidential candidate.

That ad, "Sueno Americano" or "American Dream," will air in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia, the first time the campaign will air Spanish-language television advertising aimed at Old Dominion Latinos. The ads will air in the Washington, D.C. market, which includes Northern Virginia.

In response to the direct-to-camera ad, the McCain campaign issued a statement by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.): "This election is about more than beautiful words, it's about who decides how your money is spent, who chooses your doctor, and our standing around the world." Earlier in the day on Fox News, Martinez suggested that McCain continues to have strong support among Latinos in Florida. "The recent polls that I've seen show a majority of Florida Hispanics voting for McCain, which I think is a good sign," he said.

This item has been corrected. It originally reported that Obama's half-hour infomercial would air on Univision half an hour before airing on English-language stations.

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If you missed the Barrack Obama Infomercial, you can watch it at rogriff's blog here:

The four part series loads faster than the full 30 minute stream because it is getting hit hard now on youtube.

Posted by: rogriff | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

If you missed the Barrack Obama Infomercial, you can watch it at rogriff's blog here:

The four part series loads faster than the full 30 minute stream because it is getting hit hard now on youtube.

Posted by: rogriff | October 30, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Keep business in America? America is still the world's market. We can do a better job with trade agreements, making them more advantageous for Americans. Free trade? What free trade? Our trading partners like China subsidize their industries to make them more competitive.
What do we do for our companies? Make it easier for them to offshore their work force. By changing trade agreements to make our products more attractive to Americans like the Chinese do to make their products more attractive to their people, we will gradually stop the bleeding of our jobs overseas.

Posted by: seemstome | October 27, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

There you go again, against redistributin'.

McCain isn't a redistributor he's a hoarder. He likes to hoard wealth and he admires people who hoard wealth. He likes to say it will then trickle down like rain on the rest of us. Can you feel it trickling? I felt it but it felt kinda warm and yellow.
I think we need Obama to open that wealth spigot a little. Kick it up a notch.

Bring back that Old Clinton Socialism!

Posted by: seemstome | October 27, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

To the Cannula,

Your post doesn't show much thought. First, listen to what Obama said in that years old tape. It's not at all what you claim. He said essentially that because the focus was on the court, not as much was done in the community and private sector as should have been regarding the redistributive function. In that context, redisributive means power to have more control over one's own destiny-- which black people hadn't enjoyed in this country. He said nothing about elisting the court for that purpose.

Secondly, and I don't understand why so many Republicans have trouble understanding this. Every economic transaction is actually a redistribution of wealth. When you buy a car, you are redistributing some of your wealth to the seller of that car. Since the beginnning of the country, our economy has been a dance in which the pure capitalism and pure
socialism temper each other. Perhaps you should try to overcome your ignorance and, for instance, study Peter Drucker's commmentary on the GI Bill. With economic advisers like Paul Volker, Warren Buffet,
and Robert Rubin, Obama is hardly advocating socialist policies. It's just a word that stupid, greedy, people with no understanding of the economy love to throw around. Next time please learn what you're talking about before you shoot off your mouth. ODUG

Posted by: odug | October 27, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for the opportunity to discuss our differing positions.

Sorry, I was at work.
You have a problem with Jack Welch. I see him as a money magnet: wherever he goes, money follows. He pulled GE out of Rhode Island and thousands of middle class workers lost their jobs and are still suffering. So, the officials of Rhode Island are reconsidering their 9% state corporate tax rate- what do you think they should do? Isn't it the same thing WE should do on Nov 4th? Let's cut US corporate tax rates so Jack's successors running multinational corporations don't see the US the way Jack saw Rhode Island...But Rooster, It's Not Personal- It's Just Business...

Obama is now on tape from 2001 confirming that he wants to redistribute wealth and change the supreme court to assist in this task-

John Mccain wants to keep business in America by cutting corporate taxes-

Socialism (Redistributive economy) has failed EVERYWHERE it's been tried- according to the World Health Org., countries with the highest rate of suicide are all socialist- take away incentive and employment goes down, suicide goes up- is that the country for which you will vote?

Posted by: thecannula | October 27, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I hear "Tank" Tancredo will offer the GOP rebuttal:
"Escuchen Hispanos vagos. No pueden votar. Immigracion estara en los lugares de votar con pruebas de la idioma ingles. Necesitan pagar un impuesto de $100 para votar y traer sus visas, pasaportes, y prueba de cuidadania. Antes de votar les tomamos su foto y huellas digitales. Si fallan algun requirimiento, regresan a sus paises. Eso es todo."

Posted by: Smoke_Jaguar4 | October 27, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

The GOP Rats are Deserting the USS McCain in Titanic Proportions

The Republican rats are all jumping the ship. The USS McCain/Titanic is in full sink mode and all the traditional Republicans, strategists and party faithful are running away as fast as they can.

All of these Republican water-carriers who faithfully parroted every lunacy and vicious Bush/Cheney lie of the last eight years are seeing their Propaganda Factory shut down and put out of business. They can't control the national conversation anymore, so they're all angling to be considered "one of the good ones" in the post-conservative era. I also look for a lot of these guys to start avoiding Fixed News Channel like the plague the next few years as they seek to rehab their reputations.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 27, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I've been concerned with Obama's committment to Israel after he changed his stance on Jerusalem immediately following Palestinian complaint 1 day after AIPAC-

Gateway Pundit
Friday, October 24, 2008
Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative... Refuse to Release the Video!

LA Times writer Peter Wallsten wrote about Barack Obama's close association with former Palestinian operative Rashid Khalidi back in April.
Wallsten discussed a dinner held back in 2003 in honor of Khalidi, a critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights.
Barack Obama has denied his close association with Khalidi, too.
According to Wallsten the evening not surprisingly turned into a classic Jew-bash:
"During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."
One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."
Barack Obama also praised the former PLO operative during the event.
And, Obama confessed that his family often shared dinner with the Khalidis:
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases... It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."
...The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The (LA)Times.
Khalidi and the Obamas were great friends in Chicago and often shared meals together.
By the way, Khalidi was also best friends with Bill Ayers.
Wallston was one of the few mainstream media reporters to report on this radical Obama associate.

Wallston said that the article was written after he watched video taken at the Khalidi going away party. When I asked him about the video he said that as far as he was concerned he was through with the story.

I asked him if he was planning on releasing this video of Obama toasting the radical Khalidi at this Jew-bash. He told me he was not releasing the video. He also would not comment on his source for the video. So, there you have it.
The LA Times has video of Obama toasting a former PLO operative at a Jew-bash but will not release the video.
This is outrageous.
Obviously, this video would do great damage to Obama who struggles with Jewish voters due to his circle of close anti-Semitic friends.
Maybe this is the reason it is not being released?
Barack Obama funnelled thousands of dollars of cash to Rashidi's anti-Israel Foundation through his work on the Woods Fund.

Posted by: thecannula | October 27, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse



Instead of arguing what Obama is really about LET'S JUST HEAR OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS:

Old Tape of Obama Revealing His Real Thinking:



Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 27, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

The WaPo will never tell you this, but a couple months back BHO made some of his most shocking comments yet, sounding like a 'reconquista':

What he said is straight out of MEChA 101.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | October 27, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Fox News Flash!
"Barack Obama to air his infomercial special to no-good, lazy, Spanish-speaking immigrants."

Immediately following with live discussion and immigrant-bashing session with Hannity and Kilmeade

Posted by: hayden1 | October 27, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

They should air a 30 minute documentary about how the Republicans and US big business have systematically pillaged Latin America.

When latinos finally learn the truth about how Bush, Lindner et al have continued the sorry, exploitative American imperial tradition in latin america they are going to be very, very, very upset.

And they'll vote democrat 90%, like the blacks do. And latinos are growing, the fastest growing segment. Say adios to Texas and Arizona, RepublicOnjobbers.

In the new world, with the new moral, progressive (and enduring) democracy, we will do the right thing- and live great lives.

How you conservatives can live with yourselves is beyond me. Your tombstones, in a just world, would read: Here Lies The Corporate Dick Who Only Cared About His Own Damned Greedy Self

Posted by: jrob822 | October 27, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 27, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Ted Stevens guilty on all counts.


Posted by: toritto | October 27, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"We'd llike to thank you Herbert Hoover!"


One more week...

Posted by: toritto | October 27, 2008 3:32 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

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 last week by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable 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.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 27, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

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