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Archive: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Another McCain Energy Ad

John McCain's latest TV ad once again highlights his energy proposals, and features yet another new campaign slogan. "Purpose" will be cycled into the campaign's current ad buys on national cable stations, and in Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa, according to...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 27, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

If Obama is 'Dr. No,' Does That Make McCain 007?

In a presidential campaign that has seen its fair share of bad songs, bad parodies, and the return of Chuck Norris, we can now add a tribute to James Bond. Exploiting a cute campaign soundbite first used earlier this week, John McCain has released a Web-only ad that compares Barack...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 26, 2008; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gordon Smith Suggests Obama Supports Him

Oregon Democrats have no fear: Barack Obama supports your candidate for U.S. Senate, even if incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith's latest ad leads viewers to think otherwise: "Who says Gordon Smith helped lead the fight for better gas mileage and a cleaner environment? Barack Obama!" the ad's announcer declares. "Truth" is...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 24, 2008; 8:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clinton Made Comments Similar to Charlie Black's

John McCain's top adviser Charlie Black is not the first or the only political veteran to suggest that another major terrorist attack would be a political benefit to the Republican Party. Last summer it was Hillary Clinton who made a similar remark during a town hall meeting in Concord, N.H....

By Ed O'Keefe | June 24, 2008; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Ad Attacks Obama's Funding Decision

John McCain has released the first attack ad of the general election cycle, a Web-only video critical of Barack Obama's decision to forego public financing. "Words" features clips of Obama's past statements about public financing, and quotes from several critical newspaper editorials critical of his decision. The video ends with,...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 24, 2008; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (11)

McCain Web Ad: 'Energy Security'

John McCain says that as president he's going "break with the energy policies" of the past and "achieve energy security for America." How? He rounds up the usual suspects: wind, solar, biofuel, clean coal, nuclear and, oh yeah, drilling for more of that stuff that's going for $138 a...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 23, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Not as if He Needs The Money

So here's a "behind-the-scenes look" at (read: commercial for) an Obama poster, ending with a link to the Obama store, where it's for sale at $70. Title of the video: Artists for Obama. Next: T-shirt sweat shops for Obama?...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 23, 2008; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Minnesota Green Screen Debate

The campaigns of Sen. Norm Coleman (R) and Al Franken (D) have launched an ad war that has morphed into an unusual argument about production techniques used in ads. The battle started last week when Coleman started airing "Got It," an ad that features the senator and his wife, Laurie,...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 23, 2008; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (6)


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