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Archive: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

New Web Features to Help the 'Huckaboom'

The Mike Huckabee campaign has whipped up several new Web features to raise more awareness and money now that the former governor is surging in Iowa. There are three new "Switch to Huckabee" ads from Iowans changing sides and supporting Huckabee. The ads star a homeless shelter chaplain, two sisters,...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 6, 2007; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (3)

Looking Back on Kennedy's 'Houston Speech'

As Mitt Romney prepares to give a widely-anticipated speech about "Faith in America," here are clips of John F. Kennedy's address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, on Sept. 12, 1960 at the Rice Hotel. "I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jewish. Where no...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 6, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

AFSCME Takes to Airwaves for Clinton

Read the full analysis in The Fix The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will unveil a flight of ads in Iowa today designed to promote the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading edge of a seven-figure expenditure on behalf of the New York Senator by...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 6, 2007; 7:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wesley Clark On Air for Clinton

Retired general and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark appears in a new ad for Hillary Clinton "I see that Hillary's opponents have started attacking her. That's politics. What this country needs is leadership," Clark says. Clark adds: "I know she has what it takes to end the war in...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 7:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Ad: No Difference Between 'Corporate Republicans' and 'Corporate Democrats'

The third ad released by John Edwards this week steps up his populist rhetoric, and hits both Republicans and fellow Democrats. "Rigged" is the fifth Edwards ad to air in New Hampshire since last summer. Another ad, "Together" is also airing statewide this week. "This system is corrupt. And it's...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 2:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Chuck and Huck Part II

Chuck and Huck discuss immigration in their second "webisode." Actor/activist Chuck Norris asks Mike Huckabee about his immigration reform proposals. "One thing we ought to do is start to understand that everyday we ought to get on our knees and thank God we're still in a country that people are...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (4)

New Giuliani Ad in N.H. Ratchets Up Security Message

GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will begin airing a new television commercial Wednesday in New Hampshire featuring the release of the Iranian hostages in 1980 just as Ronald Reagan was being sworn into office. In the spot, called "One Hour," Giuliani argues that the best way to deal with tyrants...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Another Provocative Tancredo Ad

Tom Tancredo will air another TV ad in the Des Moines market. It's just as blunt and graphic as his previous ad. The ad starts with Tancredo once again stating he approves the message, "because someone needs to say it." "Mother killed. Children executed," the announcer says. "The tactics of...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 5, 2007; 8:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

Candidates Show Voters How to Caucus

It's no secret that the caucus process can be confusing. In an effort to help potential participants in Iowa and Nevada, the Democratic frontrunners have produced creative "how-to" videos to explain the process. Hillary Clinton's video -- "Caucusing is Easy" -- debuted two weeks ago. Husband Bill exercises and eats...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 4, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

Edwards: This Could Be First Generation to Fail

John Edwards is airing another direct-to-camera appeal in an ad called "Twenty Generations." "Twenty generations of Americans have left their children a better life. My dad worked in mills for 30 years to do it for us. Now corruption and corporate greed mean we could be the first generation to...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 4, 2007; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Firefighters' Road Trip for Dodd

The International Association of Firefighters endorsed Chris Dodd in late August. Now it's hitting the roads of Iowa to whip up support for the Connecticut senator. "If you haven't been inside a caucus in Iowa, you really won't understand what our members can do when a candidate fails to meet...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 3, 2007; 9:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Health Care Ad in New Hampshire

John Edwards is airing a new ad in New Hampshire about health care. "We don't have universal health care because of drug companies, and insurance companies, and their lobbyists in Washington, D.C." Edwards says. "What child in this country is not worthy of health care?" he asks as the ad...

By Ed O'Keefe | December 3, 2007; 9:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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