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Archive: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Craigslist Founder on Politics

Craigslist.org is considered by many one of the best places to find a new apartment, sell an old toaster, or even seek out love. Beyond rentals and purchases however, Craigslist is also popular with Web users looking to vent political thoughts. That's a good thing, according to the site's founder,...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 20, 2008; 5:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Minn. Senate Race: Franken, Coleman on TV

Incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and challenger Al Franken (D) have taken the Minnesota Senate campaign to the state airwaves in recent days. Both Coleman and Franken have active YouTube channels, but Coleman has just unleashed his first TV ads of the cycle. Franken has a new ad on TV too,...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2008; 1:50 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Launches Nationwide Ad Campaign

From Chris Cillizza in The Fix: Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) will launch an 18-state ad buy beginning tomorrow in which he speaks directly to voters in an attempt to get out in front of the misinformation likely to be spread about him as the general election campaign revs up. The...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2008; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Announces Financing Decision On Video

Barack Obama announced his decision to forgo public financing of his presidential campaign in a video e-mailed to supporters this morning: Here's the full script of the video: Hi, this is Barack Obama. I have an important announcement and I wanted all of you - the people who built this...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pimping The 'Straight Talk Express'

John McCain has several "Straight Talk Express" buses, the first of which was purchased on eBay in Aug. 2007. Learn this and several other details in a "McCain Cribs Exclusive" video: The video, complete with cheesy a rock-and-roll music track, is hosted by Davis White, the McCain director of advance,...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 19, 2008; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Goes 'Global' While Sierra Club Hits Back

John McCain has started airing an ad that outlines some of his environmental proposals. Meanwhile, a leading environmental group has begun slamming him over those same ideas. McCain's ad "Global" will air on national cable stations, and in key battleground states: John McCain stood up to the President and sounded...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 17, 2008; 1:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Michigan Republicans Blast Barack

The Michigan Republican Party on Monday posted a YouTube video asking Barack Obama "Why did you boycott Michigan for so long? They also charge that "You stiffed our voters" and "You insulted our way of life" (replaying the "bitter" Americans audio bite). What? None of Reverend Wright's greatest hits?...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 17, 2008; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Daisy' Co-Creator Passes Away

Tony Schwartz, who helped conceptualize and produce Lyndon Johnson's famous "Daisy" ad, died Saturday in New York at age 84. The infamous ad aired only once, is considered one of the most famous political TV ads of all time, and inspired future "fear" ads. Here's a look at it: The...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 16, 2008; 10:15 PM ET | Comments (0)


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