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Archive: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

GOP Brings Back the 'Bitter'

By Ed O'Keefe in The Trail: A new 60-second radio ad paid for by the Republican Party of New Mexico cites Barack Obama's "bitter" comments from early April while attacking his energy proposals. "High gas prices. Pain at the pump. An energy economy in turmoil. What's Barack Obama's energy...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 15, 2008; 8:42 AM ET | Comments (11)

Obama Set to Air Second Olympic Ad

By Jonathan Weisman in The Trail: The Ad: Barack Obama's campaign will release a new, feel-good economic advertisement this afternoon extolling the senator from Illinois's economic plan and slated to begin a nationwide run on Monday during the Olympics. After two negative attack ads on John McCain, the latest ad...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 14, 2008; 5:02 PM ET | Comments (3)

New Obama Ad About Iraq and Economy

Barack Obama continues his Hawaii vacation today, but his campaign has released a new ad promoting his Iraq and economic proposals. "Economics ... by John McCain," the ad starts. "Support George Bush 95 percent of the time. Keep spending ten billion dollars a month for the war in Iraq....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 13, 2008; 5:06 PM ET | Comments (31)

Rain Dance

Some guy from Focus Action, the political arm of Focus on the Family (James C. Dobson's organization) does Old Testament shtick, asking folks to "pray for rain" during Barack Obama's acceptance speech on August 28 at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Why? Because "I'm still pro-life" and "I'm...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 13, 2008; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (6)

Who's The Celebrity Now?

Striking back a bit harder than before, Barack Obama starts airing "Embrace" on national cable today. It's a stronger response to John McCain's "Celeb" ad than the Obama campaign has offered previously, suggesting that it's the GOP candidate who has enjoyed the love of daytime and late night talk...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 11, 2008; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (164)

Democrats Hit McCain on Ohio Jobs

John McCain says he'll push for congressional hearings into the potential loss of 8,000 jobs at the Wilmington, Ohio DHL shipping operations center. This comes as Democrats have seized on the candidate's ties to efforts to bring DHL to Ohio in the first place, and the former work of his...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 11, 2008; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

New Spots from McCain and Obama

Three ads in one week from John McCain: one positive, and two negative. Both attack/contrast spots further cement a label Republicans have quickly pinned to Barack Obama: celebrity. The new 30-second "Painful" ad uses a collection of recent Obama magazine covers and the now-familiar "Obama, Obama" chant in the...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 10, 2008; 9:00 PM ET | Comments (26)


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