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Archive: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Will the Real Rev. Pfleger Please Stand Up?

It wasn't long ago that the Rev. Michael L. Pfleger of Chicago was preaching the virtues of racial harmony and the need for society to address racism in a direct manner. Here's what the Chicago-area Catholic priest told The Post's Hamil Harris in late April, following the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 30, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (11)

New Ads Thank Democratic Lawmakers for Stimulus Package

Starting Monday, Americans United for Change (AUC) will start airing ads thanking four Democratic members of Congress for supporting the recent economic stimulus package. It's a "low six-figure" ad campaign that will air on local broadcast channels and during local cable ad breaks through next week, according to the group....

By Ed O'Keefe | May 30, 2008; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (2)

More Obama Ads in Puerto Rico

Barack Obama is airing even more ads in Puerto Rico, in English and Spanish. The campaign started airing a direct-to-camera Spanish appeal earlier this week. Here's the English-only version: The campaign is also airing English and Spanish version of "He Understands Us," or "Nos Entiende." The English version: The Spanish...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 30, 2008; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

Clinton Getting Ad Help in Montana and Puerto Rico

The American Leadership Project is airing ads for Hillary Clinton in Montana and Puerto Rico. Different production elements, announcers, and characters, but basically the same message: Clinton's plan is best for middle class Americans, and she should continue her campaign. The Montana spot: The Puerto Rico spot: -- Ed O'Keefe...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (43)

'Only One' (More?) Ad From Clinton

It's not clear what Hillary Clinton will do following the Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and Montana primaries. For now, she's still spending money on ads. "Only One" is airing in Big Sky Country. Here's part of the script: She's the only one in this campaign who voted against the Bush...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (5)

McClellan Hits the Talk Show Circuit

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan spoke with NPR and appeared on NBC's "Today" show this morning to talk about his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." Here's the entire "Today" interview, conducted by NBC's Meredith Vieira: Listen to the NPR...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 29, 2008; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Speaks Spanish in New Ad

Making use of relatively simple Spanish, but a very good accent, Barack Obama addresses the Democratic voters of Puerto Rico. "Mensaje a Puerto Rico," or "Message to Puerto Rico" is a direct-to-camera appeal by Obama. "Naci en una isla," he says, meaning "I was born on an island." "Entiendo que...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 28, 2008; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (77)

YouTube Viewers Can Now Donate Directly to Obama

Anyone who watches a Barack Obama video on YouTube now has the option of donating directly to his campaign. The campaign activated the Google Checkout option on all of its YouTube videos on Tuesday, meaning viewers can make donations from $15 to $1,000. Checkout allows online shoppers (or in this...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 28, 2008; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (23)

MoveOn Says Bush and McCain Are the Same

As President Bush and John McCain raise campaign coin together today in Arizona, MoveOn.org is buying ad time to once again tie the GOP nominee-to-be to the commander in chief. The MoveOn ad will air in the Phoenix market, as well as nationwide on CNN, according to group spokesman Doug...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 27, 2008; 6:45 PM ET | Comments (3)

Clinton Stresses 'Responsibility' in S.D. Ad

While Barack Obama airs an ad touting the support of South Dakota's current and former Democratic members of Congress, Hillary Clinton is airing an economic message in The Mount Rushmore State. "Responsibility" outlines Clinton's stance on fiscal responsibility. "Hillary Clinton will stop spending money America doesn't have. She'll end fifty...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 27, 2008; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (5)

McCain Airing New Ad in Michigan and Pennsylvania

John McCain is airing a new TV ad in Pennsylvania called "Accountable." The 30-second message is similar to a Web-only ad his campaign released roughly two weeks ago. Here's part of the script: "As president, John McCain will make taxes simpler, fairer; energy cleaner, cheaper; health care portable and affordable;...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 27, 2008; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Daschle Stars in New Ad for Obama

Former senator Tom Daschle has emerged as a leading surrogate and spokesman for Barack Obama. The latest proof: The former Senate Democratic leader is starring in a 30-second spot called "Straight" that's airing in Daschle's home state of South Dakota. Daschle has been mentioned as a potential Obama running-mate or...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 26, 2008; 9:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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