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Obama's Post-Debate TV Ad

By Ed O'Keefe
Folks watching cable channels nationwide today may find a new ad from the Obama campaign that repeats an often-used line of attack on John McCain -- that he's in lockstep with the Bush Administration -- and seeks to undermine his protestation to the contrary at last night's final presidential debate.

"Senator Obama, I'm not President Bush," McCain says in a clip inserted into the ad straight from last night's debate.

"But you did vote with President Bush 90 percent of the time," the Obama spot's announcer then says. "Tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthy. But almost nothing for the middle class -- same as Bush. Keep spending ten billion a month in Iraq while our own economy struggles -- same as Bush."

The ad ends with a McCain statement that has frequently been thrown back at him this election cycle: "I voted with the President over 90 percent of the time, higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues."

Both campaigns have released similar "day after" ads in the past.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  October 16, 2008; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  Channel 08  
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Comments

There should be a show, "The Hoist", where there are video compilations of candidates directly contradicting themselves. hard to argue that one of them was lying.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 16, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama is very cleaver in twisting situations and information to his benefit. This could be a powerful ad, but in all fairness where is a link to Mr. McCain's ad? I am tired of the media not reporting truthfully. I am tired of seeing negative reports against McCain while Obama gets a free pass for the hate his group spills. When discussing negative and hateful things how about reporting the entire situation, not just one sided twisted "news".

Posted by: Seree | October 16, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

McNASTY LOSES SKIRMISH, BUT WAR ON THE COOL ONE SLOGS ON

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/mcnasty-loses-debate-skirmish-war-cool-one-slogs


ARE THE McCAIN-PALIN CROWD AGITATORS THE SAME STORMTROOPERS WHO DO THIS:

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


WHAT IF McCAIN-PALIN'S STRATEGY IS AIMED NOT AT VOTERS, BUT AT THE APPARACHIK?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/mccain-palins-fellow-traveler-insinuations-what-if-u-s-security-forces-agree

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 16, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Amazing... very hard hitting
There is another one of this on Youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlrf32JI708 Very funny

Posted by: chill45 | October 16, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

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