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Archive: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

The Ads of the Week

It's been a super-busy week for political ads on TV and online, so busy in fact that it's worth a quick review. After reading the recap, make sure to vote for your favorite ad of the week in the comments section below. MONDAY: McCain's 'Outrageous' Ad John McCain started airing...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 16, 2007; 3:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

And Still Champeen

In the last few weeks, pundits have been egging on Barack Obama and John Edwards to get tougher on Hillary Clinton, and they did. But it's a fine line and shifting between the good earth and the mud puddle and the danger of stepping into it is always that...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 16, 2007; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Discusses Father In New Ad

A new Barack Obama ad airing in New Hampshire draws out some personal comments about the senator's past. "Chances I Had" focuses on the senator's education policy proposals, but also manages to make mention of his childhood. "My parents weren't rich, my father left me when I was very young....

By Ed O'Keefe | November 16, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

VoterVid: Republican Debate Questions

Here are some recent voter questions for the upcoming CNN/YouTube Republican debate. David from St. Petersburg, Fla. asks the candidates if they support re-instituting the military draft. This California mom wants to hear from the candidates on federally sponsored childcare or preschool for working families. Jackie Broyles and Dunlap,...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 15, 2007; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Googling Obama

Sen. Barack Obama makes the obligatory pilgrimage to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. After a short address, he sits for an extrended Q&A. Sound Bite: "I will appoint the nation's first chief technology officer to coordinate and make certain that we are always at the forefront of technology...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 15, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rudy News Update

The Rudy Giuliani team updates supporters in its latest installment of "Running With Rudy." Campaign aide Dan Meyers hosts the most recent episode from the South Street Seaport area of Lower Manhattan. The video ticks off the campaign's big highlights: the campaign's first TV ad, the former mayor's growing support...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fred Thompson Wants 'No Amnesty'

It's a big day for political TV ads, and in the case of Fred Thompson, he's got great timing. On the same day Rudy Giuliani releases his first TV ad, and the day Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) decides to withdraw his plan to give illegal immigrants access to driver's licenses,...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 3:26 PM ET | Comments (15)

Giuliani's First TV Ad

Rudy Giuliani has aired some radio ads in early decision states, but never a TV ad -- until now. "Tested" is a 60-second spot that starts airing in New Hampshire on Thursday. It's pure biography. "They used to call it unmanageable, ungovernable," Giuliani says of his hometown. "A large majority...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 14, 2007; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (11)

Edwards Is First Dem to Go on TV in S.C.

On the same day that his campaign started airing a new TV ad in Iowa, John Edwards becomes the first Democratic presidential contender to unveil a TV ad targeting South Carolina primary voters. And he takes full advantage of his home field advantage. "America's Jobs and America's Workers" is a...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 13, 2007; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (3)

Edwards Threatens to Strip Health Care Benefits From Members of Congress

John Edwards is airing a new ad in Iowa. In it he repeats the threat to use presidential powers to take away health care coverage from his cabinet and from Congress if they cannot provide universal health care coverage by July 2009. "There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 13, 2007; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (6)

Is Tancredo Too 'Tough On Terror'?

Tom Tancredo starts a new TV ad in Iowa this week that is sure to raise eyebrows, and provoke conversations. "Tough on Terror" is Tancredo's attempt at the famous 'Daisy' ad, but will it have the same impact? Tancredo starts the ad by saying he approves the message, "because someone...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 13, 2007; 6:17 AM ET | Comments (37)

New McCain Ad: 'Outrageous'

The ad isn't outrageous, but the title is. The 30-second ad, "Outrageous," will air in New Hampshire and in the Boston media market, in order to reach Granite State residents who live in the southern reaches of the state. It ticks off a number of so-called "wasteful spending" projects, and...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 12, 2007; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (9)

Clinton Energy Ad, NH and Iowa Style

Television viewers in Iowa and New Hampshire today start seeing a new ad from Hillary Clinton that delivers the same message, tailored ever so slightly to each state. The 30-second spot called "Energy Independence" focuses on... you guessed it: her plan for American energy independence. In the New Hampshire ad,...

By Ed O'Keefe | November 12, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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