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More Obama Ads in Pennsylvania

In addition to an ad starring his sister, grandmother, and wife, Barack Obama is airing several other messages in Pennsylvania.

"One Voice" is a rallying cry for supporters, emphasizing his "Change" message (notice the visual emphasis on young crowds):

"Quiet" first aired in New Hampshire. It's about the nation's use of foreign oil, and how he says he stands up to special interest groups:

"Mother" has also aired in Ohio and Texas. It's about Obama's health care proposals:

While Obama is airing four ads in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton is airing five.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 9, 2008; 10:55 AM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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Who is the next generation? JFK tapped into the younger generation to make America a better nation. "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". Sen. Dodd joined the Peace Core. Others finished their college degrees and supported his brother, RFK. Then we hit a brick wall in '68 and the youth have been chained up in the closet since then.

It is time the young come out and act on their future and hopefully what is left fore ours.

Posted by: jerry rubin | April 9, 2008 12:27 PM

Hillary should have ads that highlight the lies of Obama.


Obama said he was for a single payer health system, but now opposes plans that cover every American.

He promised to repeal the Patriot Act, but then voted to extend it.

He promised to normalize relations with Cuba, but flip-flopped when he started running for president.

He rails against NAFTA in Ohio while his top economic advisor assures the Canadians his rhetoric is just "political positioning."

He promises to opt in to public financing if the GOP nominee does, but then breaks that pledge in real time.

He promises to withdraw from Iraq within 16 months, and now his top foreign policy adviser says that he's not relying on the plan.

At first he knew of no controversial remarks from his pastor. Then he knew it. Then he knew some but not others.

At first the "union" that brought him into this world was caused by the bridge crossing/civil rights movement in Selma which, by the way, actually happened 5 years afterwards. Long after he was born.

He flattered Kennedys by crediting them for funding his father's arrival to US when the Kennedys had nothing to do with it.

Don't even get me going over the questionnaires he has filled indicating positions he has completely contradicted during this campaign cycle.

List keeps on growing.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:53 PM

Obama's stirring, inspirational and articulate speeches helped this disillusioned 83 year-old Demo to once again believe meaningful change in US domestic and international policies was possible.

His approach, youthful demeanor and intellectual mannerisms is made to order for young people today. I hope you too will believe that change is possible through Obama's candidacy and become proactive with support, and, above all, vote in the General Election in November when he heads our Demo ticket for Prez. Forrest Gerard

Posted by: Forrest Gerard | April 9, 2008 1:53 PM

The Obama activists, that is, the extreme left wing of the party (MoveOn, Democracy for America, DailyKos, Keith Olbermann etc) are threatening to do to the Democratic Party what they did to us in the Connecticut Senate race. They got Ned Lamont to beat Lieberman in the primaries only to see the former get wiped out in the real race. Now, since I don't care much for Lieberman I tought that was rather cute. Big mistake. I had no idea how malicious these guys are. Their sunny fronts like Politico and MSNBC are trying to shut Hillary down. I say to all those who have been penalized for fighting tough battles. To all those who have paid their dues only to see a cute, ambitious upstart stroll in and steal the show. To all those who favor substance over style. To all those who have had to work so hard only to see the tall and young and good-looking get the credit. To all those who are sick of seeing hard earned experience get wiped out by "charisma". To all of you: MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HILLARY RIGHT NOW.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:54 PM

Two questions for Obama and his supporters:

1. If a white minister preached sermons to his congregation and had used the "N" word and used rhetoric and words similar to members of the KKK, would you support a Democratic presidential candidate who decided to continue to be a member of that congregation?

2. Would you support that candidate if, after knowing of or hearing those sermons, he or she still appointed that minister to serve on his or her "Religious Advisory Committee" of his or her presidential campaign?

Obama will have to answer these questions now or in in fall.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:57 PM

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people."

Just Words?

"God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people ... God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

Just words?

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye."

Just words?

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."

Just words?

"We started the AIDS virus ... as a means of genocide against people of color."

Just words?

In a campaign appearance earlier last month, Sen. Obama said, "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial."

Yes, just words.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:58 PM

What kind of a person cuts a backroom deal with a Nuclear Plant company to get the money to run for Presidency? What kind of a person will risk exposure of men, women, and children to radioactivity because he must become a President? Just because the poor who live around these plants don't belong to your demography should not mean that you sell them out for cash. I have always understood that it takes a remarkably egocentric and ambitious person to want to jump straight from a state legislature to White House. But this is beneath contempt! You should be ashamed of yourself, Obama! You have become all you accused people like Clintons of and much, much more.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:59 PM

Yes We Can Vote Substance over Shine!

If Barack Obama is on the ticket, I will change my registration to Independent and vote Republican for the first time in my life.

I know what some people are thinking as they read this..."We don't want another Republican in the White House"..."The Republicans are far worse than an inexperienced Democrat"...
But if we get McCain as the Republican nominee then I cannot with clear conscience vote against him for someone with no experience. We see right now what happens when we get a President who has little experience and will depend on a great team of advisors around him to see him through. He will fall victim to the agenda of tens of advisors like Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld (in this case, Kennedy, Kerry etc.)

I find it stunning that a person should jump straight from being a random state senator to the President of United States!
I am awed that some people should forget all sense of perspective and forget that Bill Clinton wasn't just a good President compared to Bush, he was the BEST in recent history and with FAR LESS FLAWS. Look at the serial philandering of JFK and his Bay of Pigs mess when the world came to the brink of annihilation, LBJ perpetuated the Vietnam War, Nixon was a criminal, Carter was totally incompetent, Reagan doubled our national debt, gave us Iran Contra/S&L fiascos, Bush Sr. was a king of recession and in bed with the Saudis. Then we had Bill Clinton. Some of the best presidential years in recent history. Let us not buy into the Republican propaganda and think otherwise.

Let me be very clear with my view on this.
My vote will not be against Barack Obama.
My vote will not be against the Democratic Party.
My vote will not be for the Republican Party.
My vote is bigger than Barack Obama.
My vote is for objectivity, rationality and for the importance of substance over shine, prose over poetry, doing over only talking.

Too many times in the past as in Gore Vs Nader and Mondale and Dukakis the Democratic Party has fallen victim to the militancy of the fringe Left. So I say here today...
My vote is not going to be a Democratic vote.
My vote is not going to be a Republican vote.
My vote will be for an America that has depth to evaluate substance over superficiality. That won't, once more, as it did in case of George Bush, vote for the guy you can go to bar and have a beer with.

America, we have the chance to show that we can withstand the brainwashing by Media. Remember, when Howard Dean was threatening to emerge as the Democratic Candidate the Republicans immediately came out with Ads mocking him as a leftist scumbag. IF THEY ARE SO AFRAID OF BARACK OBAMA WHY HAVE THEY NOT ATTACKED HIM AS VICIOUSLY AS THEY ATTACKED HOWARD DEAN? They are setting us up like they set us up against Gore. Democrats, avoid the nuttiness of the MoveOn org/Daily Kos crowd that took out Gore by moving towards Nader. Every time these extreme Left liberals attack Hillary for the war, I say to them, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IRAQ WAR BECAUSE AL GORE WOULD BE THE PRESIDENT TODAY IF YOU HAD NOT GONE FOR NADER. Just like today, then too you wanted to turn the page on Clintons - what a fine job you did.

All those still stuck on Obama for his anti-war speech, ask yourself this, why does Obama have an IDENTICAL war voting record to Hillary since he has been in the Senate? If he is so anti-war - why then? If you say, well, he had to deny Republicans any trashing points - that's political expediency. If he has to be so politically expedient when the majority in America is against the war, how would he have voted on the Iraq war resolution in the senate of 2002/03, especially if his own state had been hit like Hillary's was? Those of us who are fed up of Obama grandstanding and his running on one anti-war speech that he made from the safe liberal bulwarks of Illinois state legislature, let us act now.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:05 PM

This election is about character and who do you trust to have the right judgment when the time comes to make difficult decision? Only one person stands out and that is Barack Obama!!!

Sorry, l will not support or donate any money to senator Clinton because she does not handle money well and besides, she has run a very terrible campaign.

Posted by: sandra | April 9, 2008 2:29 PM

It really amazes me that people think by voting against Obama when he is nominated that it will be helping the Democratic Party. My guess is that most middle class Americans are feeling the same financial pinch that I am right now. A so called "vote" against Obama will put McCain in the White House. Obama will continue to do good in whatever he desires, however, the middle class will continue to struggle because you "voted" against Obama. Four more years of this Economic mess - Gas prices sky high and food prices are ridiculous! Can middle class Americans handle 4 more years of that? Makes a lot of sense - huh!

Posted by: Brenda | April 9, 2008 4:04 PM

April 22nd... will have the same clot and/or "emphases" as JULY 4th... It will be Independence DAY...

Very Ironic that it will happen during the PA Elections...


Posted by: puddlescited | April 9, 2008 4:08 PM

What is Clinton`s intention of still running for presidency?

Answer: To make Obama weaker and finally loose against McCain. This would give her a better opprtunity in the next election.

Why can`t we Americans realise her strategy?
My opinion is to start opposing her campaign, now.

Posted by: Daniel | April 9, 2008 4:14 PM

All these "electability" arguments by Hillary's supporters look more and more delusional as she sinks further behind Obama in delegates, the national polls, and the money race, and as her negatives continue to soar and she falls farther behind in head-to-head match-ups against John McCain. At this point, her campaign is running on the last fumes of wishful thinking on the part of the Clintons themselves and their die-hard faithful. For all practical purposes, it's over. Time to bury the hatchet and move on to the next phase, Obama v. McCain.

Posted by: Brad K | April 9, 2008 4:29 PM

Obama thinks he can buy the Presidency. He basically owns all the major networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. WHY? Because he has made them MILLIONS on MILLIONS in advertising! Well Obama, our Presidency is not For Sale. Go back to Chicago, where people like Rezko do business this way! But in the majority of America, including Pennsylvania, you need Experience, Honesty, Integrity, and TRUE Loyalty and Concern for ALL Americans. To each of these, you have none. GO HOME!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:26 PM

Did anyone else notice that it is the same poster repeat-posting anti-Obama rants? Good luck with that friend.

Posted by: Melissa | April 9, 2008 6:39 PM

To all those who are sick of seeing hard earned experience get wiped out by "charisma". To all of you: MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HILLARY RIGHT NOW.


Posted by: | April 9, 2008 1:54 PM

America has been pretty consistent in saying it no longer wants the Clinton experience. But, contribute away so her staffers can get paid and the insurance coverage they need.

Posted by: ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead | April 9, 2008 9:17 PM

More Obama Ads in Pennsylvania = More Obama Lies in Pennsylvania! Don't vote for the pathological liar, Obama!

PA vote Hillary or give our country away to the anti-Americans!

Posted by: Stop The Koolaid! | April 9, 2008 10:46 PM


The Omarosa wanna-be First Lady! "For the first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of Godamn America of KKK!"

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:51 PM

Obama's stirring, inspirational and articulate speeches helped this disillusioned 83 year-old Demo to once again believe meaningful change in US domestic and international policies was possible.

His approach, youthful demeanor and intellectual mannerisms is made to order for young people today. I hope you too will believe that change is possible through Obama's candidacy and become proactive with support, and, above all, vote in the General Election in November when he heads our Demo ticket for Prez. Forrest Gerard

Damn, Forrest. Just last month, you were 62 years old. Is that what Obama does to you? No thanks, dude!

PS: Are you really Obama? you can't seem to keep up with your lies.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:56 PM

I am most concerned about the double talk that comes from both Clintons.

On National Security, I am really worried. In 1999 when Senator Clinton was running for her New York Senate Seat, Pres Clinton pardoned 11 terrorists of the FALN who were locked up in Federal prisions serving 30-90 year sentences for killiing 6 Americans (some were Law Enforcement Officers) and maiming countless others. This all happened on US Soil. While they were being pardoned (without giving the victims families any advance notice), Osama Bin Ladin was bombing the US Embassy in Africa and the USS Cole.

These pardons benefited Sen Clinton as New York has 16 percent Puerto Ricans. She won the Puerto Rican vote overwhelmingly over her opponent. Because these pardons were Presidential Pardons, congress could not stop him, 95 percent of congress voted on the record that they disagreed, along with police unions, the FBI, The Department of Justice, and countless other groups. The WSJ wrote and article in Feb 2008 to remind us of the boldness that these people had. I had forgotten that they held hostage the campaign workers of both the George HW Bush and Carter-Mondale Campaign offices while they valdalized the offices. They bombed the Main FBI Office in New York, the Main Police Station, and a historic Restaurant in Manhattan during the lunch rush.

By the way, these people did not apply for pardons, Pres Clinton issud them 2 days after a Puerto Rican community leader approached Sen Clinton. It was a mess, they needed to apply, they didn't want to admit to guilt and he had to set up 16 conference calls to coordinate thier statements to the Department of Justice.

Senator Clinton Certainly benefited from his actions, just as she is benefiting from her husband's lobbying activities. The best example is the $800,000 payment to speak about trade to the Columbian government while she tries to sell that she is not for CAFTA. Lots of Dangerous Double Talk.

Posted by: DemVoterinMichigan | April 10, 2008 9:29 AM


In the mid-west news media, I understand that race will play a major role in your individual decision when you go to vote on April 16, 2008. I don't believe the media is always accurate but I can sense the racial undercurrent in some of these statements.

If the good citizens of the great state of Pennsylvania were to vote, in an overwhelming way for Barack, consider that you will have been the citizens who, rightly, took advantage of an historical opportunity to give the Democratic party its next presidential candidate and, you would have exercised the "citizens power" to stop all of this ridiculus Democratic in-house fighting thats going on. Enough already!

Come on Pennsylvania, you can do this. Our party needs you and you have the most envious position of truely signaling the beginning of political change in 21st century American politics.

At the end of the day on April 16, in your state, and at your hands you can go ahead and set the Democratic nomination process in place. Or, you can all go to your polling places and emerge having performed little more than sending the decision "on down the road."

Iowans gave us Barack Obama. Pennsylvanians can, literally, be the catalyst that sets our nation on a course for CHANGE; a signal to the rest of the primary states and yes, a signal to the world that it was, again, in Pennsylvaina that an historical American event took place. An event, that surely would put your state on the 21st century world map and forever in the annals of American political history.

Think about it Pennsylvania. Yes! You can do this.

Posted by: Reggie Boykins | April 11, 2008 6:34 AM

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