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Archive: July 29, 2007 - August 4, 2007

GOP YouTube Debate: Huckabee's In

Whenever the GOP's CNN/YouTube debate is held, Mike Huckabee says he'll be there: Our CNN contacts say there's nothing new to report on whether or not the debate will still be held Sept. 17, or moved to another date....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 3, 2007; 3:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brownback Girl

Our friends at the Wichita Eagle tipped us off to the latest "Candidate Girl" video -- which was produced by the Eagle's editorial page staff. "Brownback Girl" pokes fun at the both the Obama Girl and Giuliani Girl videos as well as the Kansas senator's conservative positions. Unlike the sultry...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | August 2, 2007; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Obama's "Take It Back"

The Obama camp is out with a new ad, touting the senator's financial independence from political lobbyists and PACs. (It follows last week's mysterious YouTube ad suggesting Obama has taken money from lobbyists.) "Take it Back" is a 30-second spot, using clips of Obama's formal announcement speech from last February....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 1, 2007; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Huckabee's Sermons

Our colleague Jeff Jarvis gets the hat tip for finding this video and tapping our interest: The Mike Huckabee presidential campaign has started posting videos of some sermons delivered by the former governor, and ordained Baptist pastor. You should expect to see more of them soon. Huckabee worked for a...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 31, 2007; 2:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ad Watch: Romney Immigration Ad

Mitt Romney is out with a new ad campaign on his immigration plan. It starts airing in Iowa today. "People that are here illegally are going to have to get in line with everybody else with no special pathway to becoming citizens," the former governor says. "Legal immigration is great,...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 31, 2007; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calling Out Rudy And Mitt

A voter calls out Giulliani and Romney for trying to find excuses to duck the YouTube debate. He calls them a variation on what I called them: fraidycat. And -- no surprise -- he comes around to say the real reason they're scared is because they don't want to...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 31, 2007; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

More On The Potential GOP YouTube Debate Dodge

(Strong reactions so far to the news that GOP presidential candidates may avoid the CNN/YouTube debate... keep it up). Michele Malkin breaks from the emerging party line on the YouTube/CNN debate and tells her Republicans to buck up and not slink away. Screen bite: "...don't run away from the...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 30, 2007; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Will the GOP YouTube Debate Be Postponed?

The GOP version of the CNN/YouTube debate is still scheduled for Sept. 17, but may be moved to a later date. CNN spokeswoman Mara Gassman says CNN's Washington bureau chief and debate executive producer David Bohrman is talking with the Republican presidential campaigns about scheduling issues. Gassman could not say...

By Ed O'Keefe | July 29, 2007; 11:17 PM ET | Comments (0)


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