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The Obama Informercial: Good, Bad or Indifferent?

For those of you who missed the 30-minute infomercial paid for by Barack Obama's presidential campaign, which ran across nearly every television network between 8 and 8:30 pm eastern tonight, here it is:

What did you think of it? It was obviously (and expectedly) well produced and nice to look at. But will it change minds? Why or why not?

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 29, 2008; 9:15 PM ET
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Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two
The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

The Candy Man makes everything he bakes satisfying and delicious
Now you talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes

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Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
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Talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes

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Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
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Posted by: leapin | October 31, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Like most Americans, and being sick of seeing Barack Hussain's commercials everywher, I don't even know when his infomercials are aired, let alone watching them.:-)

He didn't need to spend millions on infomercials, only to help him get less votes, for being so insistant at pushing himself onto Americans.

He could have saved the money and donated it to Acorn or needy kids after he loses in these elections.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 31, 2008 7:48 AM | Report abuse

!!!!!____WAKE UP AMERICA____!!!!

We are engaged in 2 war fronts. We need a President and a worthy Commander-In-Chief.

To all “Bush Hating” democrats, who cried for about a half year when Gore lost;

!!!!_____GET OVER IT.____!!!!

Bush did what he HAD to do, given the circumstances that he faced, including an attack on our mainland, when innocent lives were lost, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I am not sure what Al Gore would have done.

He would have probably argued the negative effects of Bombing American mainland, and it’s impact on the environment, believing that the terrorists would understand and not do it again.:-)

Do you really think Preacher Barack Hussain will have the guts to do the same.?

Or will he be “talking” down on us for the next 4 years, with his long sentences no one cares to remember?

Vote with your head, but you will need it out of you’re a..s first.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 31, 2008 7:09 AM | Report abuse

oldgirl11 wrote:
"1. Bush was handed a 295 billion dollar surplus

2. Bush was warned about al-queda when he took over and decided he shouldnt lift a finger against them.

3. Under Bush the country has done a backslide the likes that havent been seen since his dad was president."

ALL THAT I CAN SAY TO YOU MY FRIEND IS THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN SPEWING HATE AGAINST BUSH AND THE REPUBLICANS FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS,COMPLAINING AND DIVIDING US, WHILST OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH IT'S WORST ENEMY ATTACKS SINCE THE PEARL HARBOUR.

GET OVER YOUR HATE, VOTE WITH YOUR HEAD.

I TELL YOU THIS TOO:

TO VOTE WITH YOUR HEAD, YOU NEED TO TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR A...S FIRST.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 31, 2008 6:48 AM | Report abuse

rharring,
Bush was given an overpriced economy that was on its way down when Bush took over. BTW, the current financial institution problems are caused by Barney Franks, Chris Dodd, Democrats, and Acorn.

Pres. Clinton was given Bin Laden and he refused to take him.

Sen. McCain was probably wrong about Somalia but he was correct on many other issues. He is not perfect -- he made one mistake. On the other hand, Obama has no foreign affairs experience and was wrong about surge in Iraq.

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Saminnewjersey,

I didnt dig myself out of a hole, i just switched parties. I guess you havent lived in the good ole usa since 2001, so let me remind you of a few things.

1. Bush was handed a 295 billion dollar surplus

2. Bush was warned about al-queda when he took over and decided he shouldnt lift a finger against them.

3. Under Bush the country has done a backslide the likes that havent been seen since his dad was president.

So far nothing you have said makes any sense. In 1997 the country was doing great but the GOP thought sexual scandals were more pressing than what was happening in our country. And they will pay the price next Tuesday. The GOP have long been the party of BSers that is why i left them. Remember Somalia in 93? When we first engaged in contact with Al-queda, guess who wanted us out of Somalia? John McCain, so dont give me this crap about how he will be better for America when his record shows the complete opposite.......

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: oldgirl1 | October 31, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

I paid for it (well a small part of it) and I loved it. Gives me great hope for the future. Really liked the end part, showed a great deal of humility. I hope he comes through on it.

Posted by: pwhpowen | October 30, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

It is sobering to sit here and read the many hateful, racist and twisted comments about Obama from the republican diehards whom obviously believe everything the GOP smear machine spews without researching the facts for themselves. Anyone who has researched all of the allegations perpetuated by McSame and the GOP concerning Obama's alleged terrorist, Muslim, anti-American, anti-Semetic ties and beliefs would know that that they are simply not true and are simply tactics used to scare voters. It is truly scary to see all the ignorance that is out there. I am an independent who has voted for both republican, democratic and independent candidates over my many years based on who I thought was most qualified and not on party loyalty or by race. I think that many of those posting hateful comments here regarding Obama would vote for him if he were white, with the exact same platform he is running on.
And for many republican diehards, they would still vote for Bush if he could run again. Some people never learn. By the way, I am an independent voter and feel both parties are overrun with corruption. Wake up people!

Posted by: guylo | October 30, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

There are rumours in circulation that support Barack Hussain, to be a "manufactured" character, and seeing that his 1.5 years of Congressional service, adds some weight to this rumour, a new "Halloween Special" has also been circulating the net. A little freaky but suitable for the season, nevertheless;

The literal translation of "Barack" is blessed (Arabic/ Luo), of "Hussein" is handsome (Arabic) and of "Obama" is leaning (Luo).

If you apply decimal numerology to the English alphabet (which is the way gematria, Hebrew numerology works) you get the following keycode:

Units: A1 B2 C3 D4 E5 F6 G7 H8 I9
Tens: J10 K20 L30 M40 N50 O60 P70 Q80 R90
Hundreds: S100 T200 U300 V400 W500 X600 Y700 Z800
Blessed: 2+30+5+100+100+5+4= 246
Handsome: 8+1+50+4+100+60+40+5= 268
Leaning: 30+5+1+50+9+50+7= 152
246 + 268 + 152 = 666

In addition, in Hebrew Barack means "lightning", O is a link letter, and Bama means "heights".

Luke 10:18 "And I said to them: ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven"

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Barry hides his past AGAIN!

confidential source at the L.A. Times:

"Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because
statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast.
He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying 'Israel has no God-given
right to occupy Palestine' plus there’s been 'genocide against the
Palestinian people by Israelis.'

"It would be really controversial if it got out. That’s why they will not
even let a transcript get out."

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | October 30, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

amycup;
"For me, I'm carving Obama's face into a Pumpkin tonight. Happy Halloween Sam! :)"

Good luck with that, around here in Jersey, you couldn't find one big enough to match his head.

As for "keeping our own opinions in this country", , let's hope we will maintain this (rapidly diminishing privilege), in the nightmarish event of a Barack Hussain win.

Happy Halloween, and keep off the Candies:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Barry hides his past AGAIN!

confidential source at the L.A. Times:

"Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because
statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast.
He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying 'Israel has no God-given
right to occupy Palestine' plus there’s been 'genocide against the
Palestinian people by Israelis.'

"It would be really controversial if it got out. That’s why they will not
even let a transcript get out."

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | October 30, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Barry hides his past AGAIN!

confidential source at the L.A. Times:

"Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because
statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast.
He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying 'Israel has no God-given
right to occupy Palestine' plus there’s been 'genocide against the
Palestinian people by Israelis.'

"It would be really controversial if it got out. That’s why they will not
even let a transcript get out."

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | October 30, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

By the way, regarding my previous post on the mass email sent out by Republican party chairman in Tampa, it is being suggested by many that he resign.

His e-mail is blatantly racist and obviously trying to implore racism and other scare tactics to get out the vote in these last days.

How can that ignorant man claim to know how well-read on the issues or informed of a voter these people are (the blacks, students, and professors complained about in the e-mail who apparently shouldn't be allowed to vote.) To judge or make the assumptions on why they are voting is elitist and insulting to Democrats, and hypocritical. Republicans have been trying to appeal to women to vote for the Republican ticket because Palin is a woman.

Posted by: nat48123 | October 30, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

McCain and the "VICTORY" shame game

McCain and the Republicans bring dishonor to our troops by applying the "Victory/Defeat" label to Iraq.

Our troops have followed their orders and have served with honor and dignity in Iraq. To add this polarizing label is to add the burden of shame to the backs of troops that already have suffered enough. As a Vietnam vet, McCain should know what the vets of that era went through when they came home and were labeled losers.

General Patraeus himself said he'd "Never Declare Victory" in this interview on 9/11/08 of all days!

McCain is wrong and just doesn't get it-- he should be ashamed.


Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

This is the text of an email by the Tampa Republican party Chairman David Storck (as reported by Tampa Tribune tonight on tbo.com.) Difficult to believe and ALARMING. Read below:

From: Chairman David Storck
To: ‘Storck David’
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:09 AM
Subject: VOTE

This e-mail was sent to me from one of our Volunteers in the Temple Terrace office. If you think it can help us win this election please pass it on. This election is now in our hands everyone can make a difference.

Thanks

Dave

THE THREAT:
HERE IN TEMPLE TERRACE, FL OUR REPUBLICAN HQ IS ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM OUR LIBRARY, WHICH IS AN EARLY VOTING SITE.

I SEE CARLOADS OF BLACK OBAMA SUPPORTERS COMING FROM THE INNER CITY TO CAST THEIR VOTES FOR OBAMA. THIS IS THEIR CHANCE TO GET A BLACK PRESIDENT AND THEY SEEM TO CARE LITTLE THAT HE IS AT MINIMUM, SOCIALIST, AND PROBABLY MARXIST IN HIS CORE BELIEFS. AFTER ALL, HE IS BLACK--NO EXPERIENCE OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS--BUT HE IS BLACK.
I ALSO SEE YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THEIR PROFESSORS FROM USF PARKING THEIR CARS WITH THE PROMINENT ‘OBAMA’ BUMPER STICKERS. THE STUDENTS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC TO BE VOTING IN A HISTORIC ELECTION WHERE THERE MAY BE THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.

THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS, PARTICULARLY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, FOR THE MOST PART HAVE LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE IN THE WORK-A-DAY WORLD. THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN MOSTLY ACADEMIC UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF LIBERAL COLLEGE PROFESSORS. FOR THEM, A LITTLE SOCIALISM AND ANTI-AMERICANISM IS A GOOD THING. AFTER ALL, IF TERRORISTS ATTACK US, WE MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO PROVOKE THEM.

YOU AND I UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS THE POTENTIAL OBAMA PRESIDENCY PRESENTS TO OUR WAY OF LIFE. THE SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH, INTRODUCING UNION INTIMIDATION IN THE WORKPLACE, INCREASED DANGERS TO OUR NATION BY TERRORISTS, CUTTING OUR DEFENSE BUDGET BY 25%, TURNING OUR TAX SYSTEM INTO A NATIONAL WELFARE SYSTEM AND ECONOMIC POLICIES THAT COULD DRIVE US INTO A DEPRESSION.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP OBAMA: VOTE !!!-------
(AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO VOTE)
ONLY YOU AND I CAN STOP OBAMA NOW ! !
SEVEN DAYS TO GO AND WE MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY..

A PLAN OF ACTION FOR YOU AND I:

VOTE. OBAMA IS ADVERTISING ON TV ASKING ALL HIS SUPPORTERS TO TAKE A DAY OFF WORK OR CLASS TO VOTE.
CONTACT PERSONALLY EVERYONE YOU KNOW REMINDING THEM TO VOTE AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. PARENTS, VOTING-AGE CHILDREN, IN-LAWS, CO-WORKERS, CHURCH CONTACTS, SCHOOL CONTACTS, BUSINESS CONTACTS. MAKE A LIST AND CONTACT THEM.
SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST THAT WANTS TO DEFEAT OBAMA.

YOUR EMAIL IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IF YOU USE IT WISELY AND PROMPTLY. YOU CAN REACH 10,000,000 PEOPLE IN THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS IF AS FEW AS TEN PEOPLE ON YOUR LIST TAKE PROMPT ACTION AND TEN PEOPLE ON THEIR LIST AND TEN PEOPLE ON THEIR LIST...YOU GET THE IDEA.

LET’S ALL PRAY AND WORK AND WE WILL SURELY CELEBRATE OUR VICTORY ON 11/5/08.

David A. Storck Chairman

Hillsborough County

Republican Party

Posted by: nat48123 | October 30, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Saminnewjersey,

I didnt dig myself out of a hole, i just switched parties. I guess you havent lived in the good ole usa since 2001, so let me remind you of a few things.

1. Bush was handed a 295 billion dollar surplus

2. Bush was warned about al-queda when he took over and decided he shouldnt lift a finger against them.

3. Under Bush the country has done a backslide the likes that havent been seen since his dad was president.

So far nothing you have said makes any sense. In 1997 the country was doing great but the GOP thought sexual scandals were more pressing than what was happening in our country. And they will pay the price next Tuesday. The GOP have long been the party of BSers that is why i left them. Remember Somalia in 93? When we first engaged in contact with Al-queda, guess who wanted us out of Somalia? John McCain, so dont give me this crap about how he will be better for America when his record shows the complete opposite.......

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

One excellent aspect of this election -- Americans are fully engaged in the democratic process -- that has not happened for a while!

IF OBAMA WINS A GENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT THERE IS A GLASS CEILING IN THE WORLD, IN ALL COUNTRIES, WILL GAIN CONFIDENCE. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS ALIVE AGAIN.

The significance of this election in terms of world development is awesome.

Posted by: benbecula77 | October 30, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama‘s infomercial = FREE CANDY AND MORE FREE CANDY ECONOMICS.

* He is offering free money to small businesses and more free money to small business for hiring and more free money to middle class and more free money to non federal tax payers , etc, etc. THE POOR, OUR CHILDREN AND REST OF AMERICANS WILL BE DOOMED IF WE ELECT SEN. OBAMA because he is spending us into bankruptcy --oops, we are $10 trillion in the hole already. I think it is time our Government cut back on spending and start spending more efficiently.

*BTW, folks the rich is not made of money, and they will not wait around to be tax penalized into poverty. They will go abroad, then the middle class will bear a bigger burden, then middle class will eventually become poor, then all Americans will be in hole.

Posted by: lazerboy | October 30, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

* BTW, Mr. Frank Luntz, of Fox News, was interviewing undecided voters (UV). These UV seem to cry out for details about Sen. McCain economic policies and HOW THESE POLICIES WILL AFFECT THEM. I wish that Sen. McCain and rest of Rep. (like Shawn Hannity) would pay attention to these UV wishes. The Rep. have limited TV time and viewer’s attention . Within this limited time, Rep. should discuss main issues that are important to UV rather than wear out their credibility by name calling about Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, etc.. REPUBLICANS, WHAT DOES REV. WRIGHT AND BILL AYERS HAVE TO DO WITH PEOPLE GETTING KICKET OUT OF THEIR HOMES, NO JOBS, PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY THEIR BILLS, IRAQ AND OTHER THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO UV? (Pres. Clinton was right, when the Reps get into trouble they whip out a bigger shovel and start digging.)

* Rep. don’t know how to be subtle with their propaganda. They should make Joe the Plumber their mascot not the star of their show. Don’t insult people and their intelligence, focus on issues that matters to Americans the most.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Sam, I didn't leave the forum - I stepped away from the computer for a while.

"An enemy of the united states"...that's sounds very inflammatory. I don't know what source you are citing, but it doesn't sound very balanced to me.

"Typical Democrat fear mongering. If it is not the fear of global warming, or reacism, anyone raising an issue against them must be a terrorist, right?"

I never said a word about global warming or racism. My comment about terrorists was a pun on Sarah Palin's speech accusing Obama of being a friend of terrorists.

Look Sam - let's just agree to disagree. If Obama becomes president and you are right, you can tell me you told me so. We all have a right to our own opinions in this country and we will have our voices heard come election day.

For me, I'm carving Obama's face into a Pumpkin tonight. Happy Halloween Sam! :)

Posted by: amycup | October 30, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Rharing writes;
"Everything you stated has happened and it happened under George W. Bush."

And this is the scariest part about this election. Bush haters voting for Barack Hussain.

Don't let you hate for one, dig you deeper than you are already in.

Societies that have fallen for this mistake, are found everywhere in the history.

Dictators have been raised this way. So called "Saviours", who come out of nowhere, only to use people's discontent to drive their own agenda.

In this case the "Obama Agenda". Don't fall further if you are already down.

Getup and move forward. Most today's economic problems, would have occurred with or without Bush and besides "BUSH IS NOT RUNNING":-)


The republicans have had 8 years of dealing with a brutal attack on our mainland, as well as terrorism of middle east, Iran, and the economy.. Too bad things have not been better, but you can say one thing with confidence about them and that is that THEY HAVE LEARNT 8 YEARS OF VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, WHICH THE DEMOCRATS LACK.

Get your head cleared and vote with it my friend.

Don't drag yourself out of a hole, only to find yourself in a much deeper one.

It should be rudimentary for someone who can read the W.Post:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

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I ENCOUNTERED A NEW REPUBLICAN DIRTY TRICK THAT (I THINK) NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT.

Mr. Cillizza:

moveon.org put a pro-obama video on their site. It has text you can copy and use to put the video on your own site or blog.

However, MySpace blocks presentation of that video, without stating a reason.

Embedding other videos from like, YouTube (using similar HTML code) works fine.

Myspace is owned by the same guy that owns Fox News.

I think someone should publicize this latest evil that the horrible republicans are doing to steal the election again.

To see for yourself:

1) create a myspace page (or borrow one)

2)then go to:
http://www.cnnbcvideo.com/index.html?nid=fBqFB.hrW11Jgm9xdX3q6zk1MDEz

3) copy the text in the box that says "embed

4) create a new myspace blog item

5) type some brief text into the blog (you must have at least one visible character with a video clip)

6) click "view source

7) paste the "embed" data into the blog source code.

8)save the blog

You'll notice that instead of a video, you get two "dots", indicating that myspace censored it.

It does not censor direct links to moveon.org pages, just to videos.

thanks for your attention, and I hope this helps.

--faye kane
http://blog.myspace.com/fayekane

Posted by: FayeKane_HomelessSmartypants | October 30, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

This commercial proves the same thing about Obama that Republicans and conservatives still don't get: he's not the best candidate in terms of being experienced, proving he's up to the job, etc.

But Barack Obama is much, much more effective than John McCain. I was totally shocked when it became apparent after the Wall Street meltdown that not only was John McCain not prepared on economics (when he's been running for 2 years for president and the economy has been teetering for at least 1 year), but he didn't even have a decent bench of economic advisors lined up. By his own standards, John McCain was incompetent as he had not even a strategy for preparing himself on economic issues.

There is no way for John McCain to recover real credibility with me after that. (If there were a way for him to regain credibility, he's not using it as he's still not convincing and compelling on economic policy). John McCain might win still, as the numbers seem to resume drifting toward him when there aren't any notable events to push voters toward Obama. But I can't vote for him.

I see the arguments for John McCain on this page and against Obama's inexperience and lack of achievement to balance against his negatives (bad associates, etc), and I relate to them. But John McCain has been arguing that all these things imply that Obama won't be up to the job or will be untrustworthy. For me, John McCain has already proven that he -- John McCain -- isn't up to the economic problem solving that has to be done.

The arguments on this page are meaningful. But in my mind, John McCain has thrown the contest by falling down on economics. Judging by the polling switches, other people may have made up their minds about the same time in the same way, too.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

This commercial proves the same thing about Obama that Republicans and conservatives still don't get: he's not the best candidate in terms of being experienced, proving he's up to the job, etc.

But Barack Obama is much, much more effective than John McCain. I was totally shocked when it became apparent after the Wall Street meltdown that not only was John McCain not prepared on economics (when he's been running for 2 years for president and the economy has been teetering for at least 1 year), but he didn't even have a decent bench of economic advisors lined up. By his own standards, John McCain was incompetent as he had not even a strategy for preparing himself on economic issues.

There is no way for John McCain to recover real credibility with me after that. (If there were a way for him to regain credibility, he's not using it as he's still not convincing and compelling on economic policy). John McCain might win still, as the numbers seem to resume drifting toward him when there aren't any notable events to push voters toward Obama. But I can't vote for him.

I see the arguments for John McCain on this page and against Obama's inexperience and lack of achievement to balance against his negatives (bad associates, etc), and I relate to them. But John McCain has been arguing that all these things imply that Obama won't be up to the job or will be untrustworthy. For me, John McCain has already proven that he -- John McCain -- isn't up to the economic problem solving that has to be done.

The arguments on this page are meaningful. But in my mind, John McCain has thrown the contest by falling down on economics. Judging by the polling switches, other people may have made up their minds about the same time in the same way, too.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Saminnewjersey,

I find it amusing that you think you know how America will be with Barack at the helm. Everything you stated has happened and it happened under George W. Bush. I can tell you what wont happen under Obama, no listening in on your calls, no trampling of the constitution, gas prices will fall, your stock will go up. So if you love a constitution trashing signing statement loving pres then the GOP is your party. If you truly love American then the Dems are it...........

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

leapin wrote:
“A new video by Al Qaeda calls for Republican humiliation in the upcoming U.S. presidential election”

If you actually read the translation it doesn't say anything at all about the US election, McCain, or Obama. It's just your standard ending asking for God's help to humiliate Bush. It's the same exact thing they've been saying for years. Sorry, but that's hardly even news.

Posted by: FellowTraveler | October 30, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Rhandi-

Obama did not graduate #1. By the way he has a thing about not releasing academic records. You would think someone so arrogant would want people to know his ranking. Also people of any color can be racist.

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

When the Democrat wanabees here take their heads out of their A...s and Wikipedia, and think "work" for a living for a second or two, they will see the future that Barack Hussain is offering them;

-A Welfare State
-Sitting across the table with the enemy, begging them for Oil and Gas and not attacking us.

And guess what we get in return;

A first African American President:-)

You guys gone mad? He only has 1.5 years running around the Congress trying to find his office and his real role.

He is not FIT to be a President and a Commander-In-Chief, no matter how you cut it in your "American Idol" world.

Come to earth and smell the roses (or the Hummus as Al-Queida calls it).

Our enemies will NOT like us, no matter what our President's middle name or colour is.

Stop acting like idiots.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Rhandi -

"THE GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED HIM - WERE WHITE, STUPID"

If BO's grandparents were so stupid couldn't he be too?

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm very dissapointed with your blog. I want to know what YOUR opinion is of the infomercial. Why should I come to your site and need to filter through 60% racist/garbage etc to find a few interesting opinions. It's sad that you gave up your job so riff raff like us can write your column. When you come back to work, let me know.

Posted by: powerlines123 | October 30, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

amycup -

They came out of the cave...

A new video by Al Qaeda calls for Republican humiliation in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, revealing perhaps that the terrorist organization senses an easier time with Barack Obama in the White House.

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

My goodness, the McCain extremists are all starting to hyperventilate and foam at the mouth. Yet, they really needn't worry so much as there is an easy solution. In the event of a McCain loss they can protect themselves by wearing a TIN FOIL HAT. Research has proven these hats to be effective protection against mind control, alien interference, and Democrats. Here's an example of how to properly wear them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:TinFoilHat002.jpg

Posted by: FellowTraveler | October 30, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

amycup;
Seeing that you've regrettabely left this foroum, here is my stance on the election;

Neithr candidate is good enough to lead as the President of my country for the next four years, but between Barack Hussain Obama and John McCain, McCain wins hands down.

You know it, I know it and so do millions of other Americans who are simply too scared of being labled as 'racists' if they speak out.

Thank god for the quiet of the voting booth on November 4th.

Can't wait

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama's a racist?? He is 1/2 WHITE, STUPID!! THE GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED HIM - WERE WHITE, STUPID. And correction Sir.. We’ve messed up by letting just anyone in the White House. You rather have a guy who graduated 5th from the BOTTOM of his class than one who graduated #1 in his class. This clearly points out who the racist is!!

Posted by: Rhandi | October 30, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama's a racist?? He is 1/2 WHITE, STUPID!! THE GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED HIM - WERE WHITE, STUPID. And correction Sir.. We’ve messed up by letting just anyone in the White House. You rather have a guy who graduated 5th from the BOTTOM of his class than one who graduated #1 in his class. This clearly points out who the racist is!!

Posted by: Rhandi | October 30, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

amycup wrote:
""Sounds like someone has been pal-ing around with terrorists! "

And? Still awaiting a come back...Please tell us all that we are having a bad dream....

Oh...I didn't get what you said...This is when I should have shut the f...k up, right?

Typical Democrat fear mongering. If it is not the fear of global warming, or reacism, anyone raising an issue against them must be a terrorist, right?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

McCain's online donation checks for address per standard credit card procedure. Obama's site does not so that the same party can donate using multiple addresses."

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 3:28 PM

Wow. That's wild. Didn't know that.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain's online donation checks for address per standard credit card procedure. Obama's site does not so that the same party can donate using multiple addresses."

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 3:28 PM

Wow. That's wild. Didn't know that.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

amycup writes;
"Sounds like someone has been pal-ing around with terrorists! "

It does indeed:-)(see Barack's report below)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

amycup writes:
"I have yet to see Bin Laden come out of his cave to express his glee about this "Barak Hussain" you speak of. "

I guess because He is not an energy supplier:-)

Here is only one endorsment of many that should excite you.;(Published by many news outlets, including FreeRepublic earlier this month);

""Last week an enemy of the United States spoke out and endorsed an American presidential candidate – Senator Barack Obama. Taken with other recent developments, voters should be deeply disturbed with this embrace of Mr. Obama’s campaign to become the U.S. commander- in-chief.

Ali Larijani is the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, and was Iran’s representative to the United Nations who kept that international body from taking action regarding Iran’s program to expand its nuclear capabilities. On October 22, Speaker Larijani said that the regime in Iran would like to see Mr. Obama elected president.

Mr. Larijani is not the first hostile foreign leader to endorse or be aligned with Mr. Obama. In April, top Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef also endorsed Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama’s long-time associate and self-described Marxist, Bill Ayers, actively backs him. Mr. Obama’s mentor and two-decade long spiritual leader, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, traveled to Libya to meet with the controversial Moammar Gadhafi. His church published a pro-Hamas piece on Rev. Wright’s “Pastor’s Page.” The article defended terrorism against Israel and denied Israel’s right to exist.

Mr. Obama’s political alignments are alarming. """.......

Happy?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

amycup writes:
"I have yet to see Bin Laden come out of his cave to express his glee about this "Barak Hussain" you speak of. "

I guess because He is not an energy supplier:-)

Here is only one endorsment of many that should excite you.;(Published by many news outlets, including FreeRepublic earlier this month);

""Last week an enemy of the United States spoke out and endorsed an American presidential candidate – Senator Barack Obama. Taken with other recent developments, voters should be deeply disturbed with this embrace of Mr. Obama’s campaign to become the U.S. commander- in-chief.

Ali Larijani is the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, and was Iran’s representative to the United Nations who kept that international body from taking action regarding Iran’s program to expand its nuclear capabilities. On October 22, Speaker Larijani said that the regime in Iran would like to see Mr. Obama elected president.

Mr. Larijani is not the first hostile foreign leader to endorse or be aligned with Mr. Obama. In April, top Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef also endorsed Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama’s long-time associate and self-described Marxist, Bill Ayers, actively backs him. Mr. Obama’s mentor and two-decade long spiritual leader, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, traveled to Libya to meet with the controversial Moammar Gadhafi. His church published a pro-Hamas piece on Rev. Wright’s “Pastor’s Page.” The article defended terrorism against Israel and denied Israel’s right to exist.

Mr. Obama’s political alignments are alarming. """.......

Happy?


Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

In his ad, Obama explained exactly where he stands on the issues confronting us and his proposed solutions. Obama explained more in 30 minutes than John McCain has in 21 months.

It's over. Republicans are going to be out of power for a generation. It will take that long to regain the trust of the middle class.

E.J. Dionne wrote last week, "For years, many of the elite conservatives were happy to harvest the votes of devout Christians and gun owners by waging a phony class war against 'liberal elitists' and 'leftist intellectuals.' Suddenly, the conservative writers are discovering that the very anti-intellectualism their side courted and encouraged has begun to consume their movement."

Posted by: dastubbs | October 30, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Sam, have you talked to some of America's enemies? Have they told you they are excited about Barack Obama's energy policies? I have yet to see Bin Laden come out of his cave to express his glee about this "Barak Hussain" you speak of.

Sounds like someone has been pal-ing around with terrorists!

Please check out factcheck.org and learn about the actual issues and policies of each candidate. Fear mongering doesn't work with me.

Posted by: amycup | October 30, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"How in the world can you think that a person with no economic experience, no business experience, except for buying cocaine, is even qualified to run the nation, much less be the best to lead the economy?"

He has as much economic and business experience as John McCain, and has demonstrated a far superior understanding of the issues.

"It is about choosing the best person to lead the country and the economy."

Exactly: Barack Obama.

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 30, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

A massive government to spend a Trillion dollars worth of his proposed taxes, skimmed out of businesses, and a nation slaved by his socialist ideas.

An Energy policy that has had all America's enemies superexcited.

Can you honestly recite a full sentence that he has used in any of his speeches, right out of your memory and without reference?

HE DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH SERVICE BEHIND HIM TO DO ANY GOOD, EVEN IF THAT IS HIS INTENTION.

VOTE WITH YOUR HEADS...DON'T LISTEN TO HIS SMOOTH TALK...BARAK HUSSAIN IS TRAINED TO TALK, NOT TO DELIVER....BEWARE...

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I have already voted (for Obama) but I watched it out of curiosity. I figured it would be hokey, but I was very surprised that I was so drawn into the stories of people. I ended up watching all 30 min, which I didn't expect to do. Overall I gave it an A+.

Will it convince undecideds? I wouldn't know, but I did personally feel a little inspired and hopeful. If Obama is elected, I don't think milk and honey is going to rain from the sky but I do believe the Democrats are more likely to do something about the health insurance crisis and are more likely to pursue diplomacy over guns. Those are the two things that are critical to me. I don't understand all the whining and hoopla about taxes by the McCain camp. Taxes feel like a relatively minor part of my expenses -- but getting an individual health insurance plan would eat up 25% of our income if I weren't able to get insurance through my job. And my tax percentage was higher 10 years ago with Clinton, but my family was much, much more financially secure then. So I just don't see the correlation between lower taxes and the good life.

Posted by: e2holmes | October 30, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow.

I rarely post on articles or forums like this, but I have to comment.

To everyone who has drunk the kool-aid and is convinced that Obama is some sort of terrorist/muslim/pagan/socialist heathen, I'm just sort of...awestruck. Are you even listening to the words coming out of his mouth? Where on earth are you getting this from? A family-given name? Because he read a book? Because some people in suits on a podium or on a tv told you he was dangerous and you should be scared?

Please please PLEASE...step back for a second, take a deep breath, let your fears and anxieties quiet for a second and THINK. What needs changing in YOUR LIFE? Did the past 8 years benefit you? Are you better off now? What is the other side really offering you practically? Can you even list anything out?

You should be critical and suspicious, but don't just save it for people or ideas you are unfamiliar with. Be critical of those who promise you things without actually telling you HOW they will do it. Be critical of those who prey on your weaknesses and fears and powerlessness in this world. Be critical of those who encourage you to make choices based on hate.

Look. Bad things are happening in the world. It's true. But I can guarentee you that someone saying they can make all the bad go away because they are awesome is either completely misguided or knowingly pulling your chain. Merely saying you will do something is NOT doing it. No one can control everything, no matter how much they want to or how well-intentioned they are.

I think Obama is a good person and I think he will do an amazing job. I can't wait to see him elected the next president of the United States. And to those of you who have something negative to say - I hope you eat your words when he helps you. Because I believe he will, whether or not you like him. He will make your daily life better and, I hope, make us all happier, healthier and more tolerant of one another in the future.

Posted by: amycup | October 30, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

As a British person, I am slightly amazed by some of the comments that you see here. Do Americans have any idea how much damage George Bush has done to the image of USA in the world, and the image of Americans? Do you want to be perceived as gung-ho, trigger happy racist morons who can't open their mouths without tripping over?

If America votes in Barack Obama, that will change fast for the better, because it will be seen that ordinary Americans want to choose an exceptionally gifted individual as president, whatever his origins. You do need a bright cookie right now, and Barack Obama is all that. He has also shown in his campaign that he can organise and motivate towards a common goal, and that is what we all need.

America is respected for the American dream, the idea that anyone can make it big, and if Obama wins that dream will be refreshed like never before.

We don't mind America leading the world,just as long as the person who does it has integrity and brains -- I can tell you that confidence world-wide in Barack Obama is a lot higher than confidence in McCain. His choice of running mate alone should disqualify him. How would you feel about Russia being run by an equivalent babushka to Palin -- frightening, isn't it?

And what about all this garbage about socialism? I live in country that is far from socialist, but I know that if I fall sick, whether I have a job or not, I will be looked after. Seems to me to be a basic requirement of a civilised country ...

Posted by: benbecula77 | October 30, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Asper-
"How can they understand and regulate markets, if they don't understand online donations well enough to compete in campaign financing?"

There was not a chance after the BO lie about public campaign financing to compete in financing. Fairness in financing was a big lib cause in the past when they felt they were at a disadvantage. Fairness should apply to all sides and situations. This disparity has nothing to do with online transactions. McCain's online donation checks for address per standard credit card procedure. Obama's site does not so that the same party can donate using multiple addresses. Understanding and regulating markets. That knowledge has nothing to do with technology. You don't need a computer to do calculus. Being educated has little to do with computers.


Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain has alot to be worried about because now even Huckabee Hearts Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI


See the latest Lies the GOP is trying to spread about Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I thought I would hate it - I thought I would watch for a few minutes and then go do something else. Instead I watched the entire 30 minutes and was impressed. Would this change the mind of those who have already decided Obama is a dangerous man to have in the White House - no. But for those who support him it was a reassurance before voting and for those who are undecided, it might be a little push to vote for him. I came away thinking two things: 1. I want this person representing the US to foreign governments. He speaks well, clearly thinks about his positions and can articulate not only his beliefs but why he believes as he does. 2. It would be a joy to watch the State of the Union or a press conference with someone like Mr. Obama. A drastic change after the last eight years.

Is he perfect? No. Do I think he can do everything he wants? No. Is there a danger that the Democrats will over reach as the Republicans did a few years ago? Yes. But I believe at this point we need to try something else. Try a president who thinks first and acts second, who is willing to listen to criticism and alternate ideas and who believes that when we work together (be it Americans working together or the world working together) we are better for it and can accomplish more. If he is as bad a Bush we can change in four years; if he is better (and I believe he will be far better) than we are better off than we are now and can reassess in four years and decide if we like the direction the country has taken or if we want to change for the sake of change. For this election, he has my vote - and my hopes that he will do as he says and lead this country to a better day.

Posted by: puppiesandkitties | October 30, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Aspergirl,

Truth hurts doesnt it?

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Those who think people talking about "Hell" are nut cases, think again.

Think about a society where there is no motivation for the masses to work, produce and be innovative.

Think about a social order where gaps are masked by stimulus pay checks, except they become a regular income for households to depend on.

Think about your children, grandchildren and our future generations, growing up in such order.

Think HELL ON EARTH. IT IS REAL. BARAK HUSSAIN IS PROMISING TO TAKE US THERE.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Those who think people talking about "Hell" are nut cases, think again.

Think about a society where there is no motivation for the masses to work, produce and be innovative.

Think about a social order where gaps are masked by stimulus pay checks, except they become a regular income for households to depend on.

Think about your children, grandchildren and our future generations, growing up in such order.

Think HELL ON EARTH. IT IS REAL. BARAK HUSSAIN IS PROMISING TO TAKE US THERE.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

asper -
"If the Republicans are at a disadvantage due to the use of online donations and up-to-date technologies"

Do you realize that on-line credit card transaction asked you for an address for security purposes. Online merchants and MCCain have this. Obama removed the address check. Would you want that check in place if your credit card was stolen?
Removing the credit card address check from the credit card transaction. Would you want

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

While it may have been pleasant to look at from a production standpoint, Senator Obama did a good job of selecting representative citizens not doing so well under today's Republican leadership.

Who do you think John McCain is going to staff his administration with - inventory from the Maverick Warehouse?

If you hunger for and want substantial change, McCain does not hold out much hope for us in that regard. He sucked out to the Karl Rove cadre of advisors after he brought them on board and their strategy of attack instead of "present ideas" didn't work out so well.

Gee, that's too bad, huh?

I find myself in a position where I no longer hold much respect for hardly any members of the GOP. When I look around at our nation today, it's like they abandoned us and forgot what our experience might be.

On Tuesday, I hope the Republicans learn one of the hardest lessons in their history. Perhaps it will serve to prevent them from allowing their Party to be hijacked by a lunatic fringe element ever again.

Posted by: MT_Guy | October 30, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

“It was a calm, thoughtful, and patriotic filled exposé of what Obama believes and why he believes it. Obviously, it was meant to reassure (white) voters with any lingering doubts about him, and combat any impressions left by the smears against him that he's some kind of secret communist Islamic agent bent on destroying America.”

Oh Yeah, An infomercial, produced and paid for by BO, is completely reassuring, kind of like "the check is in the mail".

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

While it may have been pleasant to look at from a production standpoint, Senator Obama did a good job of selecting representative citizens not doing so well under today's Republican leadership.

Who do you think John McCain is going to staff his administration with - inventory from the Maverick Warehouse?

If you hunger for and want substantial change, McCain does not hold out much hope for us in that regard. He sucked out to the Karl Rove cadre of advisors after he brought them on board and their strategy of attack instead of "present ideas" didn't work out so well.

Gee, that's too bad, huh?

I find myself in a position where I no longer hold much respect for hardly any members of the GOP. When I look around at our nation today, it's like they abandoned us and forgot what our experience might be.

On Tuesday, I hope the Republicans learn one of the hardest lessons in their history. Perhaps it will serve to prevent them from allowing their Party to be hijacked by a lunatic fringe element ever again.

Posted by: MT_Guy | October 30, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Wake up Chirstian America! Obama admits he reads Harry Potter to his daughter. He's a pagan and teaches his daughter witchcraft. Well I guess that proves he is not a Muslim. Watch out GOP or he'll turn you to a Newt. (Oh, I guess the GOP already did that in the nineties.)

Posted by: MisterWu | October 30, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

A welfare socialist state, and an economy as desolate as a desert is in the horizons.

It shout take Barak Hussain, about 2.5 years to take us there with his extremist ideas.

Neve rmind how much endorsements he is receiving from dictators across the globe, our national security will also be as desolate as his mad economic ideas.

Hummm, admittedly, he DOES talk well, except like most "feel good" dictators, no one can ever recite a full sentence by him right out of memory.

You want a socialist country?, then go visit parts of Europe, and Russia, where his heroes like Marx, turned into hell.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"This was absolutely the best spot his fradulent credit card contibution money could buy!"

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:17 PM

That's pretty funny. But those donations won't be deemed fraudulent if the FEC can't get the votes to approve an investigation of it.

If the Republicans are at a disadvantage due to the use of online donations and up-to-date technologies, that's a pretty clear example of the Republicans not keeping up with the evolution of our culture and technology. How can they understand and regulate markets, if they don't understand online donations well enough to compete in campaign financing?

This is yet another way in which McCain has shown that he's unable to compete in a shifting environment, a picture that has become increasingly clearer since the Wall Street meltdown last month.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

To leapin

You should be glad to have a middleclass candidate work himself up from the bottom up, showing that not only is the seat open to the wealthy whom have no doubt played a grand part in the financial crisis that our country has inherited as a result of their own greed in which they wants the middle class to continue to suffer. Thank about your children and grand children going through the same crisis in the future. Come on get real Leapin. |

Posted by: Nisey01 | October 30, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

They should have showed the bus loads of supporters from IL that BO bussed in to participate in the Iowa caucuses.

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"Ah yes uninformed Asper Girl is back. She must have flunked history. Lets see in 2000 George W. Bush stated he would bring integrity back to the White House and was a uniter not a divider. Oh how wrong he was, but it wasnt because of the Dems, it was because the GOP suddenly thought they owned Washington. Wouldnt let Dems into key meetings, extended voting rules so they could strong arm their opponents. So Dubya did it himself with help from Rove and Cheney. And lets talk about palling around with terrorists. I guess your attention span is that same as your IQ, what family is the Bush's friends with? The BIN LADENS, yep real terrorists. Or did you forget that part Asper Girl? And what president with taxpayer money secretly flew the BIN LADEN family out of the country after their brother had killed over 3000 Americans, that would be GEORGE W. BUSH..........."

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 1:51 PM

Your rant is not disturbing for how rambling, incoherent and sweeping it is. It's disturbing for now uninteresting and stupid your lame theories and vision of history is. If I am "uninformed" of your half-wit conspiracy-theory view of modern history, I'm glad.

Now get back into your sandwich board and continue your one-man-loonie protest in front of the White House.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

P.T. Barnum was right.

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

The Obama Informercial: Good, Bad or Indifferent?

The reality of it all in my honest opinion is that Obama preferably wanted to reveal his true identity to the world of people whom actually don't know him. Retrospectively speaking his supporters already knew him in this aspect and I really felt that it was a great gesture on his part to have shown it. In these last six or five days, whichever, the average voter already have a made up mind for their candidate, including myself. There's nothing that can be said, did or shown that will alter my vote for Obama at this point and time. I sincerely appreciates his gesture to relax me even more with such a laid out 30 minute episode which shows me and probably so many more that he is no doubt the best elect without a shadow of a doubt for the presidential seat. A dream come true, President Barack Obama of the United States of America! God Bless America!

Posted by: Nisey01 | October 30, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

This was absolutely the best spot his fradulent credit card contibution money could buy!

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

He's like a middle school kid running for student senate. I'll buy you an ice cream cone and try to get you a longer lunch period if you vote for me.

Posted by: leapin | October 30, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

37thandOSt, I am looking at the comments you have made, particularly stating that Obama is not the best person who should be in the White House. Do you seriously believe that we have had the best people so far and that he is far worse than all of them. I want you to come out with evidence for this. You are very negative and not convincing in your comments against Obama. You never bring out McCain in your comments, why so? Please be rational, if you wish to blow of steam, fine. However, if your goal is to convince people against voting for Obama, please do a better job in future.

Posted by: parunach | October 30, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Jeez! You'd think this were an Obama lovefest or something (oh wait, it's the Post, it IS!). There's an old adage, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it." I realize he probably bought the time a while ago, but maybe he would have been better off showing a M*A*S*H* rerun or something. This plays right into the right's attack that he is a self-aggrandizing blow hard! It was dangerous.

The good news is, While Obama was talking about Obama, so was McCain-- harping on his next in a series of bizarre guilt-by-association charges that defy political logic in a one-on-one interview with CNN. If these things even had the power to influence the American electorate, the time to use them would have been before and immediately following the conventions, not after the debates!

I personally feel like the polls are showing this race as less competitive than it is, but the way McCain is mishandling his campaign, it might actually look as bad as it does now by election day.

I DO give Obama credit for keeping the message pure and positive (if not a little hokey, IMHO). I give Obama a B+ in the creation of the piece, but a D for deciding to run it. Of course, McCain gets an F for squandering a chance to turn the spot into a rallying point for his people.

Posted by: jnthonf | October 30, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes uninformed Asper Girl is back. She must have flunked history. Lets see in 2000 George W. Bush stated he would bring integrity back to the White House and was a uniter not a divider. Oh how wrong he was, but it wasnt because of the Dems, it was because the GOP suddenly thought they owned Washington. Wouldnt let Dems into key meetings, extended voting rules so they could strong arm their opponents. So Dubya did it himself with help from Rove and Cheney. And lets talk about palling around with terrorists. I guess your attention span is that same as your IQ, what family is the Bush's friends with? The BIN LADENS, yep real terrorists. Or did you forget that part Asper Girl? And what president with taxpayer money secretly flew the BIN LADEN family out of the country after their brother had killed over 3000 Americans, that would be GEORGE W. BUSH...........

Posted by: rharring | October 30, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was an effective closing argument. At moments it was touching and I liked the focus on real American people.

Posted by: joely_lee | October 30, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

It provided the ultimate contrast to the two different premises of this election: Obama speaks to the American heart and McCain speaks to its hate.

Posted by: miraclestudies | October 30, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was great. Very inspirational. I already voted for Obama, but it just showed the stark contrast to the hate and division that the McPalin team
have been spreading. Obama gives us hope, while McCain/Palin only promote hate.

Posted by: trisha4 | October 30, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

If all the McCain supporters really like a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, they are backing the right candidate. For those who want a government for we the people, Obama is their man. For too many years we have lived in a country where the emphasis is on crony capitalism, not the common good. Tuesday we will have the opportunity to elect Barack Obama, a man who cares about the welfare of all Americans, not just the wealthy and well connected. I often wish that someone would ask McCain how much he and his wife have benefitted and would benefit from the Bush tax cuts which he wants to continue. We read about the wealthy buying safes inwhich to stuff their cash because they don't trust the economic system. That is hardly a stimulus to the economy. When the problem is gargantuan, only the government has the resources to combat it. Obama will focus on attacking the problems and helping the middle class to survive. We have gone through a second gilded age. Now is the time for a second New Deal. A vote for Obama is a vote for our own self interest and survival.

Posted by: marlenerose1 | October 30, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

If all the McCain supporters really like a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, they are backing the right candidate. For those who want a government for we the people, Obama is their man. For too many years we have lived in a country where the emphasis is on crony capitalism, not the common good. Tuesday we will have the opportunity to elect Barack Obama, a man who cares about the welfare of all Americans, not just the wealthy and well connected. I often wish that someone would ask McCain how much he and his wife have benefitted and would benefit from the Bush tax cuts which he wants to continue. We read about the wealthy buying safes inwhich to stuff their cash because they don't trust the economic system. That is hardly a stimulus to the economy. When the problem is gargantuan, only the government has the resources to combat it. Obama will focus on attacking the problems and helping the middle class to survive. We have gone through a second gilded age. Now is the time for a second New Deal. A vote for Obama is a vote for our own self interest and survival.

Posted by: marlenerose1 | October 30, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

If all the McCain supporters really like a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich, they are backing the right candidate. For those who want a government for we the people, Obama is their man. For too many years we have lived in a country where the emphasis is on crony capitalism, not the common good. Tuesday we will have the opportunity to elect Barack Obama, a man who cares about the welfare of all Americans, not just the wealthy and well connected. I often wish that someone would ask McCain how much he and his wife have benefitted and would benefit from the Bush tax cuts which he wants to continue. We read about the wealthy buying safes inwhich to stuff their cash because they don't trust the economic system. That is hardly a stimulus to the economy. When the problem is gargantuan, only the government has the resources to combat it. Obama will focus on attacking the problems and helping the middle class to survive. We have gone through a second gilded age. Now is the time for a second New Deal. A vote for Obama is a vote for our own self interest and survival.

Posted by: marlenerose1 | October 30, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Great job. Hit all his marks. Wonderful contrasts to Brand X. A winner. I give it 4 stars.

Posted by: soonerthought | October 30, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know the ratings for the infomercial?

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Great job. Hit all his marks. Wonderful contrasts to Brand X. A winner. I give it 4 stars.

Posted by: soonerthought | October 30, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

So....when is the October surprise coming?

Tomorrow is Halloween!!!

Maybe its a November surprise?

Around Thanksgiving?

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 30, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I thought Obama was clear, concise and inspirational. And yes, I'm voting for him. But, I was disappointed he didn't go after the McShame/Phalin urban legend lies that have been spewed by these two nasty people. I wanted him to expose his opponents. I realize that my opinion is not widely shared and most viewers applaud Obama's constraints last night.

Posted by: dollylama | October 30, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I thought Obama was clear, concise and inspirational. And yes, I'm voting for him. But, I was disappointed he didn't go after the McShame/Phalin urban legend lies that have been spewed by these two nasty people. I wanted him to expose his opponents. I realize that my opinion is not widely shared and most viewers applaud Obama's constraints last night.

Posted by: dollylama | October 30, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

For those republicans old enough to remember the good old days of Monday Night Football, here is a blast from the past.... "Turn out the lights, the parties over!"

Posted by: emant2 | October 30, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

This was a wonderful, smart move. It allowed Obama to speak (without interruptions) and reach out to some of the doubtful Americans. Interspersing personally narrated stories from average citizens w/ news footage, & direct Obama "from me to you" segments, it had a very inspiring message -one of hope & teamwork. It had nothing to do with negative campaigning, displayed humility and some of his personal driving forces - a great introduction and very human. Good Job :)

Posted by: WrenRen | October 30, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

The beauty of this is that the next time Sen. Obama addresses the nation for 30 minutes it will be free.

Posted by: emant2 | October 30, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

This was a wonderful, smart move. It allowed Obama to speak (without interruptions) and reach out to some of the doubtful Americans. Interspersing personally narrated stories from average citizens w/ news footage, & direct Obama "from me to you" segments, it had a very inspiring message -one of hope & teamwork. It had nothing to do with negative campaigning, displayed humility and some of his personal driving forces - a great introduction and very human. Good Job :)

Posted by: WrenRen | October 30, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

There is no question that they did an excellent job in producing the infomercial. Beyond that, the infomercial was able to put real stories to the American people (and there is no doubt that almost any American could see themselves a little bit in one of them). Also, I just want to say that this infomercial shows just how different Obama has been from many other politicians. So many times there were opportunities for him to go negative in response to the comments from the McCain campaign. Instead of responding in kind, Obama has done the exact opposite; he has risen above politics as usual, showing it is more than rhetoric. This is the change America desperately needs and wants and Obama is just the person to bring it. He has succeeded in making this campaign about the working class rather than lobbyists, special interest groups, or the insanely rich.

Posted by: ed6900a | October 30, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

There is no question that they did an excellent job in producing the infomercial. Beyond that, the infomercial was able to put real stories to the American people (and there is no doubt that almost any American could see themselves a little bit in one of them). Also, I just want to say that this infomercial shows just how different Obama has been from many other politicians. So many times there were opportunities for him to go negative in response to the comments from the McCain campaign. Instead of responding in kind, Obama has done the exact opposite; he has risen above politics as usual, showing it is more than rhetoric. This is the change America desperately needs and wants and Obama is just the person to bring it. He has succeeded in making this campaign about the working class rather than lobbyists, special interest groups, or the insanely rich.

Posted by: ed6900a | October 30, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

This was a wonderful, smart move. It allowed Obama to speak (without interruptions) and reach out to some of the doubtful Americans. Interspersing personally narrated stories from average citizens w/ news footage, & direct Obama "from me to you" segments, it had a very inspiring mesage -one of hope & teamwork. It had nothing to do with negative campaigning, displayed humility and some of his personal driving forces - a great introduction and very human. Good Job :)

Posted by: WrenRen | October 30, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Amazing! Awesome! It's no wonder Obama is running the best political campaign in history.

Posted by: miknugget | October 30, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Amazing! Awesome! It's no wonder Obama is running the best political campaign in history.

Posted by: miknugget | October 30, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

For any McCain supporters who are griping that Obama is "buying the election" with this expensive infomercial, well, just what do you think McCain's camp would do if they were the ones with all the money?

"Money? Oh, no, we mustn't spend this money on our advertising. No, no, let's just put it in our pillows in case we need it someday."

Obama has received a lot in donations. It's use-it-or-lose-it time.

Makes me want to see Ross Perot's '92 infomericals again. (I guess only presidential candidates with protruding ears get to do infomercials.)

Posted by: dognabbit | October 30, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I watched it on WSJ's 'Washington Wire' website. To be brief, it did what it was meant to do.

Posted by: elldre3 | October 30, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

There I was watching Barack Obama's infomercial as if I were a detached political analyst ("Oh, look at that room, the desk, the American flag - very presidential... Ah, American stories with a cross-section of American citizens... Ah, yes, Americana music.") when I, along with my wife, found myself getting pulled into the stories. "That could be us, if I lost my job... He's 72 and he still has to work..."

And then to see Obama laying out his plans for the country step by step? Very straightforward and effective. For all of those people who've been saying they're not hearing enough details from the candidates, I don't know what more you want. Perhaps you'd like Obama to single you out and say, "Here, John Smith, let me write out my tax cut plan for you here in this notebook. Step 1: Take our national debt, divide by x, carry the 1, blah, blah, blah..."

I think this infomerical provided the kind of stuff people want to see.

Posted by: dognabbit | October 30, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

$3 million was for the air-time, right? How much did it cost to produce, does anyone outside the Obama campaign have any idea? There was obviously some SERIOUS amount of film-crew time and money involved in crisscrossing the country, etc., for all those real-people interviews--could that have cost even more than $3 million?

Posted by: Dan4 | October 30, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

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A Stroke of Genius...not only was the ad not about Obama--it wasn't about McCain.

By focusing on the American people, Obama made the "cause" about us...and in the process completely marginalized McCain and Palin.

Posted by: jandcgall1 | October 30, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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A Stroke of Genius...not only was the ad not about Obama--it wasn't about McCain.

By focusing on the American people, Obama make the cause about us...and in the process completely marginalized McCain and Palin.

Posted by: jandcgall1 | October 30, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

SO OBAMA LOOKS LIKE A EUROPEAN STYLE SOCIALIST? SO WHAT?

Today in the Wall Street Journal there is a op-ed piece called "The True Meaning of 'Historic Vote" in which the editors argue that Obama will move us away from the pro-growth, risk-taking economic culture it calls "Cowboy Capitalism". The op-ed piece alleges that, with universal health care, progressive taxation and increased emphasis on safety nets, "The goal of Sen. Obama and the modern, "progressive" Democratic Party is to move the U.S. in the direction of Western Europe, the so-called German model and its "social market economy."

My question is, didn't the era of so-called "Cowboy Capitalism" of America's industrialization era arise when (1) we were energy independent and our growth was sustainable with the resource costs feeding back into our economy's growth and (2) before we were immersed in a globalizing world with instantenous markets and vast flows of goods and liquidity across borders. The "Cowboy Capitalism" era was when we were alone on our own continent surrounded by oceans and had all the energy we needed, but globalization and foreign oil dependence has erased those buffers and resource independence we enjoyed.

It seems to me that the European model of "social market economy", arising as it did in the middle of a continent packed with competing economies and cultures, provides more social and cultural stability in that environment. In other words, the European economic-political models may be better for us, if we are to adapt to the new globalization of world economies and be a more stable society in the face of the intersocietal competition and global economic upheavals. our economy clearly has to adapt to globalization. Does the European social market economy, if that is where Obama looks for a model, not a good example of what we might have to move toward?

The bottom line is, for those of us who have pondered globalization and Wall Street's unstable bubble-greed-corruption trend in the past few decades, America's economy does have to change because our business and regulatory culture is so vulnerable to abuses, bubbles and pointlessness. In fact, the pressures of globalization has made these economic policy and business culture changes something we need to do now.

So the Republicans are attacking Obama for his European-style social market economies. What vision or plan do Republicans have? None at all, in fact.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I didn't get my shirt either!

Maxwell_Smart
(formerly 'Youcrew', winner of the New Hampshire Primary prediction!)

Posted by: Maxwell_Smart | October 30, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

SO OBAMA LOOKS LIKE A EUROPEAN STYLE SOCIALIST? SO WHAT?

Today in the Wall Street Journal there is a op-ed piece called "The True Meaning of 'Historic Vote" in which the editors argue that Obama will move us away from the pro-growth, risk-taking economic culture it calls "Cowboy Capitalism". The op-ed piece alleges that, with universal health care, progressive taxation and increased emphasis on safety nets, "The goal of Sen. Obama and the modern, "progressive" Democratic Party is to move the U.S. in the direction of Western Europe, the so-called German model and its "social market economy."

My question is, didn't the era of so-called "Cowboy Capitalism" of America's industrialization era arise when (1) we were energy independent and our growth was sustainable with the resource costs feeding back into our economy's growth and (2) before we were immersed in a globalizing world with instantenous markets and vast flows of goods and liquidity across borders. The "Cowboy Capitalism" era was when we were alone on our own continent surrounded by oceans and had all the energy we needed, but globalization and foreign oil dependence has erased those buffers and resource independence we enjoyed.

It seems to me that the European model of "social market economy", arising as it did in the middle of a continent packed with competing economies and cultures, provides more social and cultural stability in that environment. In other words, the European economic-political models may be better for us, if we are to adapt to the new globalization of world economies and be a more stable society in the face of the intersocietal competition and global economic upheavals. our economy clearly has to adapt to globalization. Does the European social market economy, if that is where Obama looks for a model, not a good example of what we might have to move toward?

The bottom line is, for those of us who have pondered globalization and Wall Street's unstable bubble-greed-corruption trend in the past few decades, America's economy does have to change because our business and regulatory culture is so vulnerable to abuses, bubbles and pointlessness. In fact, the pressures of globalization has made these economic policy and business culture changes something we need to do now.

So the Republicans are attacking Obama for his European-style social market economies. What vision or plan do Republicans have? None at all, in fact.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I loved it. It was great to see Obama get his message through crisp, and clean of the distortions of the media filter. The clear plan that Obama offers for America is inspiring, and his initiatives are well thought out, and easily implemented. I look forward to the next eight years of prosperity with the Obama Administration at the healm.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 30, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

HEY CHRIS, I NEVER GOT MY T-SHIRT.

You know what I'm talking about... been waiting for it since January!

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I think that it was a smart move for Obama and a good use of the millions of dollars he has raised.

It was a calm, thoughtful, and patriotic filled exposé of what Obama believes and why he believes it. Obviously, it was meant to reassure (white) voters with any lingering doubts about him, and combat any impressions left by the smears against him that he's some kind of secret communist Islamic agent bent on destroying America.

I also like it as a tactical move. I like the fact he is not just simply sitting back on his lead and trying to wait out the clock until Election Day. Instead he is staying on the offensive and using his monetary advantage to continue making his case to the American public.

And of course the production value was stellar. Notice the absence of any charts or graphs. Somewhere Ross Perot is wondering what could have been.

Posted by: Irish_Bruin | October 30, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Paraphrasing James Carville, "It's the visuals, stupid". Dust off your Marshall McLuhan. Visuals shape 80% of human perception. Obama's half-hour was coda for a campaign of masterful, political stagecraft. St. Louis' rally was the largest mass event in politics of modern democracies. July 4, 1980, Gov.Reagan took off his jacket, rolled up the sleeves, with the Statue of Liberty over his shoulder. Her exact size came from precise camera platform placement and its distance from the podium so telephoto lens must make her the right size to frame Reagan. It began eight years of stories we remember mostly by extraordinary images. What consultant, off the record, could not admire Obama's use of visual imagery. Seeming effortless, his team knows and creates mass events. Images of mass events convey overwhelming, unstoppable power. Human visual perception is politically agnostic. The still or video camera creates an illusion of one-on-one conversation if the subject grasps the subtlety. Last night's program was just part of a campaign using proven and new tools in a democracy's toolkit. Lincoln, TR, Wilson, FDR, Kennedy and Reagan would admire the skill.

Posted by: MaggieSC | October 30, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

At a time when the world is in despair Senator Obama offers hope. We owe him a big thank you - perhaps an open letter. ..............


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/29/senator-obama-to-sir-with-love-2/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 30, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I watched a previously recorded episode of Knight Rider. I has as much grounding in reality as the Obama infomercial. The thought of spending 30 minutes watching the glorification of the messiah made me gag.

Posted by: RobT1 | October 30, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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How can you criticize what you haven't actually seen?

Why not at least try watching it, and then make up your mind?

Posted by: owl1 | October 30, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I think that it was a smart move for Obama and a good use of the millions of dollars he has raised.

It was a calm, thoughtful, and patriotic filled exposé of what Obama believes and why he believes it. Obviously, it was meant to reassure (white) voters with any lingering doubts about him, and combat any impressions left by the smears against him that he's some kind of secret communist Islamic agent bent on destroying America.

I also like it as a tactical move. I like the fact he is not just simply sitting back on his lead and trying to wait out the clock until Election Day. Instead he is staying on the offensive and using his monetary advantage to continue making his case to the American public.

And of course the production value was stellar. Notice the absence of any charts or graphs. Somewhere Ross Perot is wondering what could have been.

Posted by: Irish_Bruin | October 30, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

I watched a previously recorded episode of Knight Rider. I has as much grounding in reality as the Obama infomercial. The thought of spending 30 minutes watching the glorification of the messiah made me gag.

Posted by: RobT1 | October 30, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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How can you criticize what you haven't actually seen?

Why not try watching it, and then make up your mind?

Posted by: owl1 | October 30, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

The best thing McCain could do for his supporters is launch a federal initiative to develop A REALLY R E A L L Y BIG FONT SIZE FOR COMMENTING ON THE INTERNETS!!!!!!

But seriously, the Obama ad was cinematically riveting--think of the close-ups, like the camera lingering on the supermarket coupon circular and the wheels of the shopping cart. Or the early vignette of the older black couple that started with the blues guitar background music. The music was haunting, but then I thought, "how cliched", and then it turned out to be the old black guy himself playing the electric guitar in his living room! That kind of stuff was very fresh and powerful and actually bears watching again.

Obama's message was typically optimistic and a bit wonky--I'm tired of hearing the laundry list of sources of renewable energy, for example, even though I support them.

Posted by: rooney2 | October 30, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I loved it. It was great to see Obama get his message through crisp, and clean of the distortions of the media filter. The clear plan that Obama offers for America is inspiring, and his initiatives are well thought out, and easily implemented. I look forward to the next eight years of prosperity with the Obama Administration at the healm.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 30, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Good infomercial. Did the job, he cares about the middle class, has the intelligence and the temperment to be president and his first important choice, who would replace him if needed, Joe Biden is sensible and reassuring. Compared to McCain the senior who cares about the wealthy, hasn't shown knowlege on anything and his first important choice of who would replace him if needed, Sarah Palin is insane, she is a airhead bimbo. For independents there isn't really a choice it is Obama or the angry old man with the strange woman.

Posted by: info4 | October 30, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

America is ready and eager for the change of a Pres. Obama. the VILE hate and venom spewed by types such as "37thandOst" is finally seen as what it is - desperation and bitterness that their antediluvian era of Reaganomics is over. Someone check that guy for rabies please.

Posted by: mykulw | October 30, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

The best thing McCain could do for his supporters is launch a federal initiative to develop A REALLY R E A L L Y BIG FONT SIZE FOR COMMENTING ON THE INTERNETS!!!!!!

But seriously, the Obama ad was cinematically riveting--think of the close-ups, like the camera lingering on the supermarket coupon circular and the wheels of the shopping cart. Or the early vignette of the older black couple that started with the blues guitar background music. The music was haunting, but then I thought, "how cliched", and then it turned out to be the old black guy himself playing the electric guitar in his living room! That kind of stuff was very fresh and powerful and actually bears watching again.

Obama's message itself was typically optimistic and bit wonky--I'm tired of hearing about all the types of renewable energy sources, even though I support them.

Changing minds? Not the ad directly, but it reinforces Obama's appeal to the already converted, who will then pass their passion along to others who might, inexplicably, still be on the fence.

Posted by: rooney2 | October 30, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

I loved it. It was great to see Obama get his message through crisp, and clean of the distortions of the media filter. The clear plan that Obama offers for America is inspiring, and his initiatives are well thought out, and easily implemented. I look forward to the next eight years of prosperity with the Obama Administration at the healm.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 30, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Obama did not graduate from Harvard Law and go back to the Chicago streets to do cocaine. Not only is that unbelievably inflammatory, but it makes 37thandOSt seem extraordinarily ignorant. Obama was a professor of Constitutional Law at University of Chicago. His background is not unknown. It really isn't. It is as bad to make the claim above as to suggest that McCain was a bad pilot and was thus shot down and imprisoned due to his own inadequacies. Both are absurd. Isn't it possible for there to be two patriotic, smart, Christian men running for President who happen to disagree on the direction our country should go in? Couldn't we all just vote for the person with whom we most agree rather than against the candidate who we think is "racist" or "evil," etc.(and let's be clear, Democrats and Republicans are guilty alike)? We live in a civil society; this can, and should, be a civil election based on civil discourse.

Posted by: emk1567 | October 30, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

37thandOSt who are you "talking" to exactly? You do realize that most rational people tuned you out long ago...

As for the Obama commercial, I thought it was beautifully done, and it convinced me once again that Obama is the sort of FDR visionary that we need for our country at this time in history.

BTW, the wilder the McCain accusations become the more convinced I, and many other Americans judging by the Polls, become that Obama, and Obama only, is the sensible Presidential choice in this election.

Posted by: Hold_that_tiger | October 30, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

"How in the world can you think that a person with no economic experience, no business experience, except for buying cocaine, is even qualified to run the nation, much less be the best to lead the economy?"

An interesting question. With the exception of the parenthetical comment, it's one that could be applied to Sen. McCain as well. Will you be writing in Mitt Romney?

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | October 30, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

the rush amongst republicans to pooh-pooh this is amusing. i thought it had an interesting dichotomy of somberness and hopefulness. i was reminded of the feeling of my parents comforting me on a stormy night. but i think that the goal of the spot was not only achieved it was (to use le nom du jour) "transcendent".

Posted by: mykulw | October 30, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

37thandOSt who are you "talking" to exactly? You do realize that most rational people tuned you out long ago...

As for the Obama commercial, I thought it was beautifully done, and it convinced me once again that Obama is the sort of FDR visionary that we need for our country at this time in history.

BTW, the wilder the McCain accusations become the more convinced I, and many other Americans judging by the Polls, become that Obama, and Obama only, is the sensible Presidential choice in this election.

Posted by: Hold_that_tiger | October 30, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I watched a pre-recorded episode of Knight Rider instead. I figured it had as much grounding in reality as the Obama infomerical. The thought of sitting through 30 minutes of glorification of the messiah was enough to make me sick.

Posted by: RobT1 | October 30, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse
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Are you going to pretend you didn't see it? Now there is an intellectual argument. "I only watch what I agree with lest I may learn something even if it only to confirm what I believe". You can't even provide a response without a ting of hate. I dare say it was not meant for you anyway, you have no open mind, just consumed by your own hate.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 30, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

37thandOSt who are you "talking" to exactly? You do realize that most rational people tuned you out long ago...

As for the Obama commercial, I thought it was beautifully done, and it convinced me once again that Obama is the sort of FDR visionary that we need for our country at this time in history.

BTW, the wilder the McCain accusations become the more convinced I, and many other Americans judging by the Polls, become that Obama, and Obama only, is the sensible Presidential choice in this election.

Posted by: Hold_that_tiger | October 30, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I watched a previously recorded episode of Knight Rider. I has as much grounding in reality as the Obama infomercial. The thought of spending 30 minutes watching the glorification of the messiah made me gag.

Posted by: RobT1 | October 30, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

"I think folks need to lighten up. The intense partisanship is a big part of the reason why we're in this mess in the first place. Bush said he wanted to unite the country after the election mess in Florida in 2000. Didn't happen, not by a longshot. And not because he tried and failed, but because he lied about wanting to govern from the middle. ..."

Posted by: mdmtnbiker69 | October 30, 2008 9:23 AM

Well, many people would say that this is exactly what Barack Obama is/will be doing. That is implied in the "extreme liberal" campaigning of the McCain campaign lately. This obvious and shallow campaign tack is why I opposed Obama's candidacy for so long -- we were being falsely marketed to and, so, what was going to be really happening after he gets elected? So your complaints about Bush were actually my problem with Barack Obama's ambiguous and mysterious campaign shifts that appear to me to hide his radical set of left-wing agendas.

What really changed the game for me, and I suspect for a lot of people, was when the economic crisis that has been unfolding all year erupted in the Wall Street meltdown last month and John McCain was not only incoherent and inconsistent, but was still unprepared to think about the economic problems after running for president for almost 2 years. The steps taken by Bush and his appointees since then have only deepened my misgivings about the economic leadership and vision of the Republicans right now and McCain showed he was definitely one of them in this regard.

If McCain hadn't shown that he was incoherent, without a thought and totally unprepared to think about the economic problems that have been percolating all year, he wouldn't have proved he's just like Bush, et al, when it comes to economics. But he did, and has still not come forth with a coherent economic plan or is unable to communicate a clear message about his economic vision.

So now, if Obama is a stealth radical left-wing progressive-taxation socialist, and he reveals his lack of preparation and militant agendas after he is elected (if he wins the election) that doesn't really bother me. He can't be worse than the alternative.

But yes, the things that you say about Bush's Administration are true in terms of his false marketing of himself as a bipartisan unity candidate when he was a stealth ideological neocon and would fill the federal service with incompetent partisan hacks. I did think that Obama was a left-wing version of that. Now, it doesn't matter to me, so long as Obama isn't as stupid, empty of vision and unprepared as the Republicans.

I'd rather have a thoughtful socialist in the White House than a "pro business" conservative who thinks "free markets" means "I never have to think about economics".

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse


Did anyone see Larry King with Mccain last night? I guess Mccain thought he could counter Obama by going on King right after Obama thing. Man was he wrong. The interview was taped and they showed it broken up in segments. In between segments King did a critique of what Mccain said. At One point King refereed to the CNN fact checker and pretty much called Mccain a liar. Mccain even goes on Larry King and gets ambushed. At some point even a soft ball artist like Larry King gets tired of all the lies.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 30, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I watched a pre-recorded episode of Knight Rider instead. I figured it had as much grounding in reality as the Obama infomerical. The thought of sitting through 30 minutes of glorification of the messiah was enough to make me sick.

Posted by: RobT1 | October 30, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I was at a bar/restaurant where they had it on, couldn't hear everything that was said. Everyone there was riveted though. It was good to see something positive and uplifting, after all the hysterical mud-slinging that is coming from the other side every day. It was reassuring and made you want to look forward to a better day. I can't wait for this horrible negative campaign season to be over - and for this 8 year nightmare to be in the past. Please, McCain and Palin, please just go away!!!

Posted by: catherine3 | October 30, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Of course it was a good thing Chris! LOL In what world would it NOT be? Oh that's right! Matt Frudge's world! or Sean Hannity's or Rush's! In the REAL world world? the one where people want answer's? It was FANTASTIC because instead of spittle screaming cries of terror and be afraid it answered the questions that real people are asking.
This question? is one of the worst I have read in this long 2 year election. It also shows your bias but as I have said before, I'm sure Matty will buy you a lunch for asking it! This is a reputable publication whereas his? Not so much.

Posted by: Grissom1001 | October 30, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I think folks need to lighten up. The intense partisanship is a big part of the reason why we're in this mess in the first place. Bush said he wanted to unite the country after the election mess in Florida in 2000. Didn't happen, not by a longshot. And not because he tried and failed, but because he lied about wanting to govern from the middle. He went way way to the right, and the Republican-led congress ruled with an iron fist and excluded the Democrats from the vast majority of legislation. We went from a huge budget surplus to the largest deficits in history, the economy is in the toilet and Bush's approval ratings are close to the lowest in history. No surprise then, now that the Democrats control Congress, Obama says he wants to govern from the middle (and I for one believe him) but Bush supporters don't trust him.

Whoever is elected president next week (and I do hope we have a president-elect this time next week) we will need to live with for the next four years.

And the infomercials last night only cost $3 million. Actually a pretty good deal for 30 minutes of prime time on multiple channels.

Posted by: mdmtnbiker69 | October 30, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was a terrific presentation! It was a good pull together end game of who he is, the people and things he cares about and what he plans to do about it. But, it was some feel good time and he came off looking really good, especially in comparison to John McCain. Obama never mentioned McCain's name. He talked about Americans, their problems and his ideas for solutions.

McCain also got his TV time last night as Larry King's guest. McCain used most of his time, not to tell us how he could help us, but to tell us to be afraid of his evil opponent.

McCain came off looking like a grouchy, old sourpuss with no ideas and Obama came off looking like a kind, mature and wise President who loves the American people.

Posted by: karela | October 30, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Sam in New Jersey scribbles:

I hear that the hottest girls in the world go to hell.

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Yes, indeed. This is a McCain supporter.

Nuf said.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 30, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Of course it was a good thing Chris! LOL In what world would it NOT be? Oh that's right! Matt Frudge's world! or Sean Hannity's or Rush's! In the REAL world world? the one where people want answer's? It was FANTASTIC because instead of spittle screaming cries of terror and be afraid it answered the questions that real people are asking.
This question? is one of the worst I have read in this long 2 year election. It also shows your bias but as I have said before, I'm sure Matty will buy you a lunch for asking it! This is a reputable publication whereas his? Not so much.

Posted by: Grissom1001 | October 30, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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Obama is not a uniter Obama is a divider


Obama gave $20,000.00 in one year to a RACIST church which believes there are separate value systems - one value system for "whites" and one value system for "blacks."


The worst is that Obama brought his children to this Church and exposed them to these HATE TEACHINGS - probably psychologically damaging his own children -


All so Obama could have the "poltical opportunity" of belonging to that Church?
How can you not be concerned about that?


How can anyone believe that Obama never heard any of these hate filled ideas when a 15 second visit to the Church's website revealed how RACIST it was?


BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY IS OUT THERE - JUST BECAUSE YOU IGNORE IT OR JUST BECAUSE YOU DECIDE TO OVERLOOK IT - THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT THAT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY DOES NOT EXIST.


Remember that William Ayers in his manifesto for the Weather Underground in the 60s sought to create an alliance with the forces of BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY in order to disrupt America as we know it.


Do your research before you are so "proud" of some affirmative action guy.


You guys are sounding more and more like Joe Biden everyday.


If a white man said he was "proud" of Obama he would be called up for being condescending.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

To answer your question, I think it was a very good, traditional political infomercial but nothing special. But it didn't need to be. Will it change any votes? Probably not. But I think it was good enough to remind supporters one more time why we're supporting Obama and to feel good, no - great, about it. And it might have moved a few people who were still genuinely undecided.

And no, Senator McCain, it was not a victory speech; he didn't run a victory lap. He implored peolpe to get out and vote.

Posted by: kjff | October 30, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

What is interesting about Obama's infomercial, Jon Stewart show appearance and Bill Clinton togetherness rally, is not the substance of those marketing events but the fact that Obama has a coordinated plan to "roll in" the final days leading up to the election.

Barack Obama's campaign's proactive planning has become a sophisticated public leadership message machine. This is exactly the kind of final-stage charm offensive that is needed to shore up softening poll numbers and push up turnout.

If he translates his campaign's marketing strengths into a set of public leadership tools for a presidency, Obama should be able to carry through with his promises to unite the country and move it forward into a new era of public policy and domestic health.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I'm of two minds on the wisdom of this but after watching it (my first time ever turning on the TV to watch an infomercial) I have to say its a net plus. It probably doesn't change any minds, which is a good thing since Obama is already well ahead, it will reinforce his message to any soft Obama supporters, and for at least a day the TV news networks won't have much else to talk about, so its one day less for the McCain camp to make up any ground. My only drawback to this whole thing, and here I may be completely wrong, is that I think the 30 million or so paid for this ad would have been better spent on the 6 closest senate race states. It is in these states where just a few thousand votes may decide if we can or cannot end the gridlock in Congress for at least long enough to start solving some of our problems. And for me its more about that than about Obama or McCain.

Posted by: jpsbr2002 | October 30, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse
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I think it cost 3 million they said. It was prime time but not like buying ad's on the super bowl.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 30, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

SaminNewJersey, you say Obama has only served our country 1.5 years? What about his 8 yrs in the Illinois Senate and his dozen years of Chicago community service? Or is Illinois not real America by YOUR standards.

By your standards, Sarah Palin has NO years of serving our country. Only state experience, where she hired city managers and state staff to perform executive work. Wasilla doesn't even have fire dept. All it has is a library, no small thing, but she cut its funds to build a hockey rink so far from Wasilla residential areas it's hardly used. She also stupidly fired its librarian only to reinstate her after an outraged citizenry started a recall petition.

You think she's ready to be POTUS but not Obama/Biden???!!!

Posted by: jhbyer | October 30, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

On one level, the infomercial was a beautifully produced ad.

On another level, the infomercial was crass and cheesy, simply because it WAS an infomercial and bought-time.

On yet another level, the infomercial was a success because it demonstrated yet again how Obama's communications skills outclass the simple-minded, lowbrow, slow to react, and ineffective communications wing of the McCain campaign since McCain picked up Bush aides to run his message.

On an uber level, the infomercial was successful because the media and Obama fan club of talking heads found reason enough to like it that they can talk it up and sing his praises for days and days, and this echo chamber has more effect on public opinion than the underlying ad.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 30, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm of two minds on the wisdom of this but after watching it (my first time ever turning on the TV to watch an infomercial) I have to say its a net plus. It probably doesn't change any minds, which is a good thing since Obama is already well ahead, it will reinforce his message to any soft Obama supporters, and for at least a day the TV news networks won't have much else to talk about, so its one day less for the McCain camp to make up any ground. My only drawback to this whole thing, and here I may be completely wrong, is that I think the 30 million or so paid for this ad would have been better spent on the 6 closest senate race states. It is in these states where just a few thousand votes may decide if we can or cannot end the gridlock in Congress for at least long enough to start solving some of our problems. And for me its more about that than about Obama or McCain.

Posted by: jpsbr2002 | October 30, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Not voting for Obama Hussain, DOES NOT MAKE ANYONE "HATFILLED" OR "RACIST".

IT JUST MEANS YOU ARE A SANE AMERICAN.

A Lunatic who spends $230 million on commercials and INFOMERCIALS ABOUT HIMSELF, when he has only had 1.5 years (barely) in the Congress, will not make a great President for the most powerfull nation on the face of this planet.

I don't care if dude's white, black, brown, yellow or blue, he/she needs to have serviced our country FOR MUCH LONGER than 1.5 years to be our president.
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no, it doesnt make you racist. but highlighting someones differnt sounding name for no other reason than to try and convince people that he's something he's not IS racist. you dont care if he's black, brown, etc, but you do care if his name sounds funny...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | October 30, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

OOOOPPPS Somebody needs to replace his aluminum hat, or take more meds.....

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I hear that the hottest girls in the world go to hell.
There is at least one glimer of hope, when Barak Hussain takes us all there with him:-)
Dude is a socialist lunatic.

Posted by: atidwell | October 30, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

OOOOPPPS Somebody needs to replace his aluminum hat, or take more meds.....

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I hear that the hottest girls in the world go to hell.
There is at least one glimer of hope, when Barak Hussain takes us all there with him:-)
Dude is a socialist lunatic.

Posted by: atidwell | October 30, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

dcsportsfan1,

Thanks for the common sense and rational approach. Well written.

Posted by: hobbes9 | October 30, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

P.s.
"disproven" is not an English word (at least not one that normal dudes use):-)

These guys (the Obamamaniacs) even speak differently.

Don't vote for Barak Hussain. Don't turn America into a SOCIALIST STATE.

God Bless us all

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone see Larry King with Mccain last night? I guess Mccain thought he could counter Obama by going on King right after Obama thing. Man was he wrong. The interview was taped and they showed it broken up in segments. In between segments King did a critique of what Mccain said. At One point King refereed to the CNN fact checker and pretty much called Mccain a liar. Mccain even goes on Larry King and gets ambushed. At some point even a soft ball artist like Larry King gets tired of all the lies.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 30, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

37thandOst,
me thinks thou doest protest too much.

your despiration is obvious, and the more you try the more you fail at trying to convince others that your views are correct.

many of the arguments you make against obama have been disproven as false. (where are his SAT scores, really? is that an issue. do you want to really know what mccain or palin's scores were). your other "arguments" are just regurgitated from the GOP.

i find it funny that you dont make the case FOR mccain, just the case AGAINST obama.

relax, if obama wins, the world wont come to an end. this country will not become a marxist state and there wont be abortion kiosks in every mall. the man may be lacking in national experience, but he's long on intellect and knows how to surround himself with good people. he also seems to have the admiration of folks outside the us, which, despite what others may wish to think, is important.

besides, if form holds true and the dems have a majority in the house and senate, you can be that pelosi and reid will somehow screw it up. they will think its a mandate for them and not a revolt against the republicans. happens everytime one party takes control from the others. if the repubs can keep themselves from totally self destructing in the next two years, they be back in '10. until then, step away from the computer and get some fresh air.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | October 30, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

It's a small thing. It shouldn't be important or maybe it should.

Anyway, in addition to all the vital causes of my vote for Obama, I'm so looking forward to having a president, whose speeches I can listen to without feeling like I'm being molested.

I haven't been able to sit through a televised Bush speech since 2006, when his lying finally got to me, yada, yada, yeech, stop!

Posted by: jhbyer | October 30, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Not voting for Obama Hussain, DOES NOT MAKE ANYONE "HATFILLED" OR "RACIST".

IT JUST MEANS YOU ARE A SANE AMERICAN.

A Lunatic who spends $230 million on commercials and INFOMERCIALS ABOUT HIMSELF, when he has only had 1.5 years (barely) in the Congress, will not make a great President for the most powerfull nation on the face of this planet.

I don't care if dude's white, black, brown, yellow or blue, he/she needs to have serviced our country FOR MUCH LONGER than 1.5 years to be our president.

PLEASE, use your heads when you vote.
When you are in the voting booth, try and remember one full sentence that he may have said. If you don't remember, don't votye.

God Bless America and Americans everywhere.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

It's a small thing, it shouldn't be important or maybe it should. Anyway, in addition to all the vital causes of my vote for Obama, I'm so looking forward to having a president whose speeches I can listen to without feeling like I'm being molested.

I haven't been able to sit through a televised Bush speech since 2006 when his lying finally got to me, yada, yada, yeech, stop!

Posted by: jhbyer | October 30, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Response to rhaskell at 7:34am


Crazy - I'll tell you what is crazy: supporting a guy who has no economic experience and no business experience to lead the World's Largest Economy - AND BEING SO FULL OF YOURSELVES YOU REFUSE TO ADMIT IT.


THAT IS COMPLETELY INSANE.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse
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I could not agree more.
People don't change, Since they were married Mccain has just lived off his wife like he did his family when he was young. Even his political career was bought for him. He has "NEVER" in his life personally created, built, or accomplished anything on his own. If Mccain had been born into the circumstances of Obama he would have just lived a life on welfare and died of drugs and alcohol. Hell, he has already spent most of his life as an alcoholic as it is. Please, tell me what business he has built or anything he has ever accomplished on his own? Even with no responsibilities, no pressures and everything being paid for, the best he could do in school was to finish 894 out of a class of 899. We just had one stupid man in the presidency, do we want another. This is not even a close call, thank you for bringing it to our attention

Posted by: popasmoke | October 30, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

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Obama is not a uniter Obama is a divider


Obama gave $20,000.00 in one year to a RACIST church which believes there are separate value systems - one value system for "whites" and one value system for "blacks."


The worst is that Obama brought his children to this Church and exposed them to these HATE TEACHINGS - probably psychologically damaging his own children -


All so Obama could have the "poltical opportunity" of belonging to that Church?
How can you not be concerned about that?


How can anyone believe that Obama never heard any of these hate filled ideas when a 15 second visit to the Church's website revealed how RACIST it was?


BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY IS OUT THERE - JUST BECAUSE YOU IGNORE IT OR JUST BECAUSE YOU DECIDE TO OVERLOOK IT - THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT THAT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY DOES NOT EXIST.


Remember that William Ayers in his manifesto for the Weather Underground in the 60s sought to create an alliance with the forces of BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY in order to disrupt America as we know it.


Do your research before you are so "proud" of some affirmative action guy.


You guys are sounding more and more like Joe Biden everyday.


If a white man said he was "proud" of Obama he would be called up for being condescending.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

I hear that the hottest girls in the world go to hell.
There is at least one glimer of hope, when Barak Hussain takes us all there with him:-)
Dude is a socialist lunatic.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

xSamplex at 7:52, I think I love you.

Thank you for saying everything I wanted to say, but still haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to actually articulate.

Obama, Obama, Obama and my man Joey too!
Love to all from a hardworking democratic mama (e-handle notwithstanding).

Posted by: drama_king | October 30, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

It was a master piece! I don't know if it will change any minds but it doesn't have to since Obama is leading by a significant margin anyway. What it does is remind those of us who understand we need a change in direction that Obama is capable of providing the new leadership that we need so badly. For those who are beating the experience drum, neither candidate has experience as president. The best measure of their ability to lead and manage is their campaigns. Obama has outperformed McCain by orders of magnitude. He won the debates and he has stayed cool and focused in the face of relentless attacks and lies about his professional and personal lives. He is by far the best qualified candidate and the infomercial only reaffirmed that for those who might vote for him.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | October 30, 2008 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Will it "change" minds? Probably not: Republican supporters won't change because of watching it. (What would change their minds is a better question.)

Will it help undecided "choose" how to vote? Probably: the video had a mix of calmness, maturity and policy ideas likely enough to reassure on-the-fence voters.

Posted by: sookabilly | October 30, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

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Obama is not a uniter Obama is a divider

Obama gave $20,000.00 in one year to a RACIST church which believes there are separate value systems - one value system for "whites" and one value system for "blacks."


The worst is that Obama brought his children to this Church and exposed them to these HATE TEACHINGS - probably psychologically damaging his own children -


All so Obama could have the "poltical opportunity" of belonging to that Church?
How can you not be concerned about that?

How can anyone believe that Obama never heard any of these hate filled ideas when a 15 second visit to the Church's website revealed how RACIST it was?

BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY IS OUT THERE - JUST BECAUSE YOU IGNORE IT OR JUST BECAUSE YOU DECIDE TO OVERLOOK IT - THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT THAT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY DOES NOT EXIST.

Remember that William Ayers in his manifesto for the Weather Underground in the 60s sought to create an alliance with the forces of BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY in order to disrupt America as we know it.

Do your research before you are so "proud" of some affirmative action guy.


You guys are sounding more and more like Joe Biden everyday.


If a white man said he was "proud" of Obama he would be called up for being condescending.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

(as a person who in the past has done quite a bit of Demo imaging, from working for Bob Squier in the 1980's to being credited on Inconvenient Truth) I found it very effective.

I think it again ups the ante in modern campaigning, and predict that in the next cycle it changes from being an unusual gesture to becoming a standard device. It'll be widely imitated on the state level as a way for unfamiliar challengers to mop up late undecided's.

I'll say it again - if Obama governs with the same skill with which he campaigns, he'll eventually get a pile of marble somewhere among the cherry blossoms. Regardless of the outcome, many books will be written just on this campaign.

Posted by: chimpunk | October 30, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse

can8tiv - Please note that if you are not 65 yet or considered legally disabled (very hard to do as my brother who was blinded by cataracts couldn't qualify), there is no Medicare part D for you. It is quite likely that the woman we saw in the montage was not yet 65 but hadn't been working due to her conditions. Her husband retired and boom, no health insurance coverage for her.

Posted by: Wiggs1 | October 30, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse


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Response to goldbear85 at 7:51am


Your comment appears to be Racist against Whites - would you please go to a political correctness course so you can LEARN how to get along with people who may not agree with you all time.

You should learn to love Rednecks.


You should learn to love those who cling to their guns.


You should learn to love those to cling to their religion, even if that religion believes in ONE value system for all people, instead of one set of values for "whites" and one set of values for "blacks."


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

OMG! if anyone still wonders if there is still HATE, FEAR, DISTRUST, RACISM, etc. displayed by a great deal of americans. Still to this day it continues. Why can't a man such as Obama be judged on what you judge a white man on. Where is the equality in some of your minds?! There is none. This is the same thinking as of your ancestors, who vowed to keep blacks down at whatever cost. Slavery, Lychings, Rape, Poverty, Lack of social opportunities, and education. WAKE UP! Yes if you tell yourself something enough times you will start to believe it. This is exactly what John McCain has done. Told so many mistruths that you actually believe them. This man is not a TERRORIST...he is not a RACIST. Many still will not admit that they will not vote for this man based on his race. He is not a MUSLIM, he was raised by white catholics! Clearly this cycle of hate has been created in the past as it has been today with no real merrit. Never have I've seen so much hate in ANY election. How do you think the rest of the world is viewing all of this?! How do you think our children will feel when they look back on this election? GOD BLESS AMERICA!! WE NEED IT

Posted by: rrobinson60 | October 30, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Response to rhaskell at 7:34am


Crazy - I'll tell you what is crazy: supporting a guy who has no economic experience and no business experience to lead the World's Largest Economy - AND BEING SO FULL OF YOURSELVES YOU REFUSE TO ADMIT IT.


THAT IS COMPLETELY INSANE.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Why do right wing ideologues get so angry and fired up over Obama's winning? Much like religion, the acceptance of republicanism is largely a "received" wisdom that is maintained without the need for supporting evidence. Indeed, it is even maintained in the face of contradictory evidence.

When republican ideology comes obviously in conflict with empirical evidence, the only sane reactions are abdication of the ideology (and acceptance of the evidence), or angry denial - supported generally by unsubstantiated assertion.

In this sense, the angry reaction is much like the fundamentalist reaction to modernity. Because religion cannot trump modernity on the fact that our growing mastery of our world, our lifestyle and our very fate is attributable to the empirical study of life.

Am I asserting that the angry right wing ideologues do not weigh evidence and make technically rational arguments? That their political beliefs literally are "beliefs" that are poorly - if at all - substantiated by facts in the world?

Damn right I am. The perverse "intellectual relativism" employed by the right - where assertion is conflated with fact-based argument - is a blot on the political process, and a cancer on the average American's ability to discern honest debate from propaganda from our political leaders.

Hopefully the children of the angry right will somehow learn the methodological thinking of the enlightenment. Maybe they'll even learn it in the "elite" institutions like MIT, Harvard, Sanford and Cal Tech.

The rantings of the angry right are the rantings of the uniformed and unsophisticated. They can be pitied or ignored, but they are not in any sense the basis for engagement.

Posted by: xSamplex | October 30, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

37thandOSt:

All I can say to YOU is, instead of worrying about Black Liberation Theology, you should focus on WHITE MIND LIBERATION. Stop thinking like Bull Connor (look it up if you don't know who he was).

Posted by: goldbear85 | October 30, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Barack's Ad, A Report from a Philly Bar...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/29/211031/71/572/646258

I think it will change minds due to the fact that I have read some other blogs on this subject wherein people who said they were not going to vote or were not sure, decided to vote Obama!

Posted by: dsoulplane | October 30, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

gogreenback


Touche !


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:46 AM | Report abuse

I was PROUD to be a supporter of obama last night... He made a great case for himself.

On that note I doubt it will change minds all that much. I suspect that those who just repeat the fox news/McCain talking points aren't going to buy into it because quite frankly many of them are idiots. They still shockingly believe he is a Muslim and some creepy guy.

The other point is there is racism out there. ALOT of IT!! I attended a rally in my home state of Michigan a couple months ago and was cursed out in the street by some "Farm fraternity" brothers because I was "White veteran who should be ashamed of my service in Iraq because I was voting for that terrorist uppity N1GGER"

In Manassas park I was verbally assaulted at a 711 gas station by some people in a truck yelling "you're white, why vote for a N1GGER" I don't know where that would have went if they didn't see me in my FD uniform and take off like the cowards they are.

The list goes on and on... the old man at giant in Alexandria who was yelling at some Indians telling them they are "probably illegal Obama people" and "go back on your boat or something"

I love this area because of its diversity. I love this country because of its diversity. But, sometimes it crushes me that when I fought for my country in Iraq I was fighting for people like these that still haven't gotten over old stereotypes and still think freedom of speech includes oppression that our country thankfully stopped condoning

Great job Barack!!! I just hope these loser whack jobs don't do anything crazy

Posted by: rhaskell | October 30, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

goldbear85


All I can say to you is go to the Rev. Wright's Church on 95th Street - Rev. Wright has retired - but educate yourself on what that church is all about - educate yourself on BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY - then get back to me, OK ?


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Richard J Schneider/Denver, the man who had to go back to work because his wife had huge meds expense - let me acquaint you with the Medicare Drug Benefit a/k/a Part D.

The various medications are sorted into a variety of groups, some very low cost (preferred generics), others with a higher co-pay (preferred branded drugs) and still others with higher co-pays yet (non-preferred).

That woman takes 12 different kinds of medications. It won't take her long to exhaust the first level of benefits, which is around $2,300 for the TOTAL cost of the meds, not just her share of the cost.

After she hits that dollar amount all of the expense falls on her until she reaches a point in the total cost level of $5,000, then the catastrophic pricing begins and she ends up paying not too much per prescription. That so-called "donut hole" where there is no coverage is the thing that Democrats complained about when the legislation was being debated, but they were outnumbered by Republicans and Bush signed it into law.

You cannot buy insurance to cover the "donut hole" as it is prohibited. The GOP also saw to it that Medicare could not bargain with Big Pharma (big donors to GOP candidates and officeholders) to get better prices - but the Feds CAN bargain when it's a VA contract, and States can bargain for their Medicaid programs. That restriction is crazy and Obama will fix it, I'm sure.

So even though she has the Medicare Part D coverage there are still out-of-pocket expenses that are huge for her since she has 12 different prescriptions. The pain of the cost must exacerbate the pain she has in her joints - it broke my heart to see that she had to use one hand to straighten out each finger on the other hand since they were so misshapen by her osteoarthritis.

Posted by: can8tiv | October 30, 2008 7:34 AM | Report abuse

NotBubba

I am Bubba


- and you are wrong.

I just can not see placing a guy with no economic experience and no business experience (except for buying cocaine) in charge of the economy right now - Seriously man.


A major corporation would not hire Obama with his thin resume for a mid-level position much less make him President of the entire company.

Think about it you are saying we should send Obama right to the top with no experience and ahead of hundreds of people who do have the experience and the know-how and who have a clue.


re-think


Obama went to Washington and immediately went on a book tour and started campaigning - did he dive himself into the issues of Washington?


Obama has shown little interest in the actual work of governing - in Springfield he did little - Emil Jones pushed Obama ahead by putting Obama's name to legislation negotiated by Emil Jones.

The pattern has emerged: Obama goes from affirmative action program to affirmative action program, never actually doing the position which the program was supposed to place him into.


Obama went to Harvard Law, but he never practiced law. Instead he went to Chicago and did cocaine on the streets.


I just see Obama's resume and I am amazed at how far he got with so little in accomplishments - and I can not believe that people like you are willing to overlook that or be blind to it.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

To: 37thandOSt

I've seen some intellectually dishonest, ill informed and downright stupid posts in my time, but your post is the dumbest I've seen yet! This reverse racism screed you've got going is so over the top stupid, it makes me want to come down to 37th and O St. to slap some sense into you.

You ask America to wake up? It's time for YOU to wake up nimrod.

Posted by: goldbear85 | October 30, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

37thandOSt:

Exactly right. Barak Obama will be an excellent 44th President of the United States!

Posted by: Lefty_ | October 30, 2008 7:31 AM | Report abuse

To 37th & O and those of the same ilk, even if your tirade were true, turnabout is fair play, this country has elected numerous racist into the White House. Its not a comfortable feeling,is it? Ruminate on that.

Posted by: gogreenback | October 30, 2008 7:30 AM | Report abuse

37thandO, you sound like too many right wing lug nuts who spread lies, fear and innneundo. The vast majority of us, including this 2000 McCain County Co-Chair, have had it. While voting 99% GOP at the state level, Obama/Biden sweeps this household.

In a time when we need leadership, we get nothing but negatvies from McCain and his entire campaign. They may think this entire country is one giant "Whack Job", but they're wrong, dead wrong.

Posted by: NotBubba | October 30, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

This video was absolutely excellent! I was passionate for Hillary and angry when she didn't win the nomination, but the more I read and hear about Barack Obama, the more impressed I become. He is intelligent, compassionate, determined and invested in making America great again.

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Posted by: eurotom | October 30, 2008 7:06 AM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 6:46 AM | Report abuse

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It's not about being proud - it is about making a RATIONAL decision as to who is best to lead this nation.


How in the world can you think that a person with no economic experience, no business experience, except for buying cocaine, is even qualified to run the nation, much less be the best to lead the economy?

You really should re-think what the exercise is - you have a Constitutional Responsibility to choose the best person for the job -

Not someone who makes you proud -

Not someone you think it might be "cool" to vote for -


You should NOT turn the whole exercise into some affirmative action programs because you feel you have to right some wrong from slavery or the Jim Crow era.

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It is about choosing the best person to lead the country and the economy.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Obama's infomercial made me prouder than ever to be a supporter of his. I thought its somber tone was overdone but that his proposals for solving our country's economic woes were vastly more practical than anything the Republicans have to offer. It inspires me to work harder than ever to ensure his election. Thank you so much for posting it on your site.

Posted by: larsnielsen8 | October 30, 2008 5:46 AM | Report abuse

It was like a movie - with acts, music, the works.

You know what? He had to. America it seems can't decide without a movie of the week approach to politics. It seems to couch its political story in drama in myth. McCain certainly played the myth card - broken hero / prodigal son - for all its worth. All Obama had to counter the myth was spending years teaching about the values to which America aspires. That's not movie of the week stuff.

This was. It was good for what it was meant to be. It's just a real shame that US politics has come to this that it's needed.

Posted by: Mikey6 | October 30, 2008 5:28 AM | Report abuse

Just another proof of how radical president Obama really is. Did you see all those radicals, socialists, anarchists, and terrorists in that video? Did you see Obama frothing at the mouth, screaming about how America is the devil? Didn't you see him calling for the workers of the world to unite and throw off their chains?

And ohhh. the hate speech about his opponent!!! How many times he linked mckane to Keating, bush policies, supply side foolishness, how he showed mckane voting on the baord to fund pro-Palestinian organizations, how he showed palin in court terstifying about her illegal activities, about her illegal use of campaign funds....

What? Oh right. He did not have any of that. 30 minutes without mentioning his bungling opponenets. 30 minutes of what he is going to do to help make America back into the America we all know and love.

Posted by: John1263 | October 30, 2008 5:25 AM | Report abuse

Again Sen. Obama put forth a positive message, with clarity, consistency, and a heartfelt connection to Americans who have suffered under the "leadership" of the last 8 years - a refreshing change from the say anything, fear-mongering tactics that McCain and his party have sunk to during the final weeks before the election.

Posted by: ArmyBrat68 | October 30, 2008 4:21 AM | Report abuse

The more I see him and the better acquainted I become with his ideas for the future the more sure I feel that he can bring about some positive change. He is both optimistic and pragmatic, intelligent and compassionate. I think he really could do a lot to get us out of the problems we're in right now, and I'm very happy to vote for him.

Posted by: LisaJM | October 30, 2008 4:14 AM | Report abuse

First of all I loved it. There was criticism that in the beginning it looked like the oval office. As a fortunate twist of fate I had the good fortune to visit the oval office at the end of the Clinton administration. Funny but it's smaller than it appears in photos. Mr. Clinton had statuary of previous democratic presidents surrounding, and presiding over his desk was one of JFK. The cabinet room, rose garden and press room were all surprisingly downright cramped. Anyway the room Obama was in was nothing like the oval office. The oval office kind overlooks the outside landscape rather than at the same level. The room Obama was in had stained woodwork rather than painted walls. It did look like it could be a senator or governors office, or just a very nice office. It did look governmental and I wouldn't think any governor, senator, or congress person works from cubicles. I can say the oval office had an energy like a sacred area such as a church. All that said I loved how the program spoke personally to issues real to all of us.

Posted by: janefree0513 | October 30, 2008 4:08 AM | Report abuse

I personally believe that Obama did this so that he wouldn't have to answer questions that would have be ask if this had been a interview...he cannot no will not answer questions because he has to have a teleprompter. So wonder who is writing his speeches - Poliski? Reed? Wright? or on of the other radicals that he sticks with.
He will not make a good President as to he cannot stand or even talk on his own...
I think that it is sad that he hides behind the media...If he was really wanting to help people....he would have taken that 3 million (1 million per media) and actually helped someone...I am still waiting to see how much of his campaign was financed by terrorist..but yet we will never know because I have yet to hear any truth out of him...
There is no racism involved except for Obama's in this race, I have yet to hear a person say they weren't voting for him because of his color but because he can never tell the same story twice...plus how dare a candidate intimidate voters like the Dems have done to "Joe the plumber"..when it becomes that wrong to ask a simple question, what will happen when a serious issue happens??? Bet being bombed cannot be laughed at....
Katina is a dead issue - Ike did more damage that Katina ever thought of but did you hear us gripping or blaming the President? NO ... we just cleaned up the mess and carried on with life unlike the mostly Democratic New Orleans...who after 4 years are still crying...

Posted by: djmiller1 | October 30, 2008 4:03 AM | Report abuse

I am a veteran who has been in combat (Viet Nam) and most of the time world weary and cynical. Senator Obama's presentation moved me--he certainly is appealing the better angels in our nature. I think he is an inspirational figure, like Reagan, who can make us proud of ourselves again. I am going to vote for him, and hope he wins.

Posted by: DocGreen | October 30, 2008 3:55 AM | Report abuse

By reinforcing Obama's "middle-class" theme and emphasizing the problems of everyday people, the infomercial effectively communicated that Obama understands the plight of average people. He is striving to be the President of everyone, to bring everyone together, but most of all he will be a President who represents and stands up for hard-working "little people" who don't have high incomes, but have paid their dues and seek a better future for their children and grandchildren.

For those in the political middle who may still be undecided, this undoubtedly helped Obama's cause. There were several touching moments in the broadcast, and there was creativity here in having Obama serve as the narrator. He was able to effectively tie his vision of the nation's future to the real everyday problems and challenges faced by ordinary Americans.

This was basically a recapitulation of Obama's message during the debates----that of standing up for those who have worked hard and are now experiencing hard times by trying to improve their living conditions, and ensuring hope of a better future for upcoming generations.

While it is certainly true that the economic crisis in mid-September which focused the nation's attention on the failed Republican policies of recent years and McCain's incoherent response to the crisis only exacerbated McCain's problems, the importance of the debates is often underestimated.

Obama used those debates, especially the first one, but all of them really, to claim the mantle of the candidate "for the middle class" while McCain railed about earmarks which represent a mere drop in the bucket to the whole of the Federal budget and have very little to do with the economic problems facing the country and failed to even mention the term "middle class."

By failing to appeal to middle class sensibilities on economic issues, McCain dug himself an even larger hole. Then in the final debate he tried to mount an offensive on the tax issue. People who make high incomes might be concerned with taxes, but ordinary working stiffs are concerned about opportunity for their children and getting by from one month to the next. They want economic security during tough times---they need reassurance that their jobs are protected, that their health care is not going to pulled out from under them, and that their retirement savings are guaranteed.

Obama's infomercial was likely effective in gaining the support of swing voters, or pulling back swing voters who were starting to retreat from their support for him.

As someone with multiple degrees who comes from working-class parentage, I can tell you that Obama was speaking directly to people like my parents and many of the families in the neighborhood where I grew up.

I am quite sure that the content of this infomercial resonated with many ordinary Americans.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 30, 2008 3:51 AM | Report abuse

ok, I guess its not about multiple submissions. My posts seem to double up as well.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

ok, I guess its not about multiple submissions. My posts seem to double up as well.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

By reinforcing Obama's "middle-class" theme and emphasizing the problems of everyday people, the infomercial effectively communicated that Obama understands the plight of average people. He is striving to be the President of everyone, to bring everyone together, but most of all he will be a President who represents and stands up for hard-working "little people" who don't have high incomes, but have paid their dues and seek a better future for their children and grandchildren.

For those in the political middle who may still be undecided, this undoubtedly helped Obama's cause. There were several touching moments in the broadcast, and there was creativity here in having Obama serve as the narrator. He was able to effectively tie his vision of the nation's future to the real everyday problems and challenges faced by ordinary Americans.

This was basically a recapitulation of Obama's message during the debates----that of standing up for those who have worked hard and are now experiencing hard times by trying to improve their living conditions, and ensuring hope of a better future for upcoming generations.

While it is certainly true that the economic crisis in mid-September which focused the nation's attention on the failed Republican policies of recent years and McCain's incoherent response to the crisis only exacerbated McCain's problems, the importance of the debates is often underestimated.

Obama used those debates, especially the first one, but all of them really, to claim the mantle of the candidate "for the middle class" while McCain railed about earmarks which represent a mere drop in the bucket to the whole of the Federal budget and have very little to do with the economic problems facing the country and failed to even mention the term "middle class."

By failing to appeal to middle class sensibilities on economic issues, McCain dug himself an even larger hole. Then in the final debate he tried to mount an offensive on the tax issue. People who make high incomes might be concerned with taxes, but ordinary working stiffs are concerned about opportunity for their children and getting by from one month to the next. They want economic security during tough times---they need reassurance that their jobs are protected, that their health care is not going to pulled out from under them, and that their retirement savings are guaranteed.

Obama's infomercial was likely effective in gaining the support of swing voters, or pulling back swing voters who were starting to retreat from their support for him.

As someone with multiple degrees who comes from working-class parentage, I can tell you that Obama was speaking directly to people like my parents and many of the families in the neighborhood where I grew up.

I am quite sure that the content of this infomercial resonated with many ordinary Americans.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 30, 2008 3:50 AM | Report abuse

jesus christ. What the hell is wrong with this site? It takes five minutes for something to get posted. As a result, everyone triple posts on here.

People, just be patient. Don't submit multiple times.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:36 AM | Report abuse

jesus christ. What the hell is wrong with this site? It takes five minutes for something to get posted. As a result, everyone triple posts on here.

People, just be patient. Don't submit multiple times.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:36 AM | Report abuse

The key question is how many undecided possible voters, as well as slightly leaning possible voters for Barack Obama or Joseph McCarthy reincarnated, aka as John McCain, watched most or all of the presentation. I do not think anything Barack says will change the minds of the millions of conservatives who will not vote for an African-American, especially a Democrat, for president. Racism can not be so easily or quickly reversed.

McCain and his camp are waging the most dishonorable, un-American campaign in our modern history. Who could have imagined any major party nominee for president would ever revert to McCarthyism and such smear tactics, especially from a candidate who eight years ago said he would never take the low road to win the highest national office in the land?

The fact is millions of people are lowly educated, poorly informed ahout history, government, economics, geography and current events. These are the voters the Republicans seem to be tacitly hoping will provide the path toward their party maintaining control of the White House. These are the people, some of whom, they hope to dupe with their smear, McCarthyite tactics.

Combine racists who will vote for McCain, attempts at voter suppression being reported by some in the media and the use of McCarthyism could result in a McCain victory. The McCain-Palin campaign could use some straight talk and replace their phony "country first" propaganda with their true slogan: "winning the election comes first."

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | October 30, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

"When Katrina happened, WHO didn't the HEAVY lifting.
Not YOU or Gov., but thousands of regular folks and churches in this area."

mind fixing the first sentence? I can see two things you might have meant. I'm not sure which one.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:21 AM | Report abuse

The key question is how many undecided possible voters, as well as slightly leaning possible voters for Barack Obama or Joseph McCarthy reincarnated, aka as John McCain, watched most or all of the presentation. I do not think anything Barack says will change the minds of the millions of conservatives who will not vote for an African-American, especially a Democrat, for president. Racism can not be so easily or quickly reversed.

McCain and his camp are waging the most dishonorable, un-American campaign in our modern history. Who could have imagined any major party nominee for president would ever revert to McCarthyism and such smear tactics, especially from a candidate who eight years ago said he would never take the low road to win the highest national office in the land?

The fact is millions of people are lowly educated, poorly informed ahout history, government, economics, geography and current events. These are the voters the Republicans seem to be tacitly hoping will provide the path toward their party maintaining control of the White House. These are the people, some of whom, they hope to dupe with their smear, McCarthyite tactics.

Combine racists who will vote for McCain, attempts at voter suppression being reported by some in the media and the use of McCarthyism could result in a McCain victory. The McCain-Palin campaign could use some straight talk and replace their phony "country first" propaganda with their true slogan: "winning the election comes first."

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | October 30, 2008 3:19 AM | Report abuse

The key question is how many undecided possible voters, as well as slightly leaning possible voters for Barack Obama or Joseph McCarthy reincarnated, aka as John McCain, watched most or all of the presentation. I do not think anything Barack says will change the minds of the millions of conservatives who will not vote for an African-American, especially a Democrat, for president. Racism can not be so easily or quickly reversed.

McCain and his camp are waging the most dishonorable, un-American campaign in our modern history. Who could have imagined any major party nominee for president would ever revert to McCarthyism and such smear tactics, especially from a candidate who eight years ago said he would never take the low road to win the highest national office in the land?

The fact is millions of people are lowly educated, poorly informed ahout history, government, economics, geography and current events. These are the voters the Republicans seem to be tacitly hoping will provide the path toward their party maintaining control of the White House. These are the people, some of whom, they hope to dupe with their smear, McCarthyite tactics.

Combine racists who will vote for McCain, attempts at voter suppression being reported by some in the media and the use of McCarthyism could result in a McCain victory. The McCain-Palin campaign could use some straight talk and replace their phony "country first" propaganda with their true slogan: "winning the election comes first."

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | October 30, 2008 3:16 AM | Report abuse

"DDAWD - What HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE POOR?
Probably NOTHING. You want the gov. to take it for those who worked for it and give it to those who you think deserve it."

Well, my state income tax form has a whole bunch of charities that I can contribute to from my return. I usually just contribute my state tax refund to the families of military casualties. It's not much, but I don't make much either.

I do like the Republican idea that the harder you work, the more money you make. Of all the people who post on here who have an undergraduate degree, I'm pretty sure I work harder than all of them and I make less money than all of them. And its a skilled job that isn't easily replaced. It's ok, though. It's something I enjoy doing and I feel contributes to society.

The fact that whoever I'm responding to feels that somehow I'm worth less as a person in comparison to let's say Kenneth Ley since my net worth is less tells you a lot about the Republican party.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:16 AM | Report abuse

"When Katrina happened, WHO didn't the HEAVY lifting.
Not YOU or Gov., but thousands of regular folks and churches in this area."

mind fixing the first sentence? I can see two things you might have meant. I'm not sure which one.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:16 AM | Report abuse

"DDAWD - What HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE POOR?
Probably NOTHING. You want the gov. to take it for those who worked for it and give it to those who you think deserve it."

Well, my state income tax form has a whole bunch of charities that I can contribute to from my return. I usually just contribute my state tax refund to the families of military casualties. It's not much, but I don't make much either.

I do like the Republican idea that the harder you work, the more money you make. Of all the people who post on here who have an undergraduate degree, I'm pretty sure I work harder than all of them and I make less money than all of them. And its a skilled job that isn't easily replaced. It's ok, though. It's something I enjoy doing and I feel contributes to society.

The fact that whoever I'm responding to feels that somehow I'm worth less as a person in comparison to let's say Kenneth Ley since my net worth is less tells you a lot about the Republican party.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:11 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

Once again, you don't even know what "socialism" is.

Who outside of the lunatic far-right is suggesting that any major party candidate is proposing centralizing all industry?

A 3 percent tax increase doesn't get you to socialism. Hell, even the Chinese and the Soviets had lower income tax rates than we do.

Does that make them a model capitalist system in your view?

Reagan's first Fed Chair Paul Volcker who has endorsed Obama has become a "Commie".

Obama's chief economic adviser Austen Goolsbee from Milton Friedman's University of Chicago is a "Commie"

Who believes that sh-t?

Ah, that's right, the lunatic far right believes that sh-t.

Why?

Because some pill-popping drug addict who dropped out of high school and hasn't spent one serious month studying economic policy told 'em so.

Or there's the roofer guy who dropped out of college and got a job as Fake News blowhard, because he was good at "servicing" Roger Ailes and reading RNC scripts -- he told you so.

Come on, I know you're not that stupid.

Then again . . .

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 3:05 AM | Report abuse

"You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either."

Of course you do. Prisons try and rehab their guys all the time.

How unAmerican!

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 3:00 AM | Report abuse

"You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either."

Of course you do. Prisons try and rehab their guys all the time.

How unAmerican!

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 2:58 AM | Report abuse

"You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either."

Of course you do. Prisons try and rehab their guys all the time.

How unAmerican!

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 2:51 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty _ Marxist? Really? Let me guess, you are one of those subprime (pun on the FAILED business intended) products of the Texas schools system. Is that really the best you can do, you stupid piece of redneck trash? When I was in school, more years ago tan I care to admit, we called Maxist's "fuzzy minded one worlders". You know? Free traders, globalizers, neocon's? Those are genuine honest-to-god big government, big brother, big failure Marxists and that is movement that you are a tiny insignificant part of. You are merely cannon fodder for the ruthless swine that ruin your life and you are so stupid, so brainwashed, so dog like eager, that you don't even notice. Bush and company managed the offshoring of more than 43 million jobs and wrecked the economy of this country. That bailout he got? Paulson just gave $200 billion of it to Wall Street banks and they took more than half of it, $120 billion to be precise, and sent paid it out to shareholders! You, simply dweeb, maybe didn't notice that, but your version of Marxism, old style Soviet-Stalinism just handed the same bunch of swine that wrecked your life $120 billion of YOUR money. Now, your retirement consists of the beer can empties surrounding you as you blather on and on and on, taking up entirely too much of our time and your future...well, you don't have one. But "Marxist"? Give me a break.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 2:44 AM | Report abuse


"Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it?"

Why do you think they are George Bush fans in the first place? Because they have just utter contempt for the downtrodden. They have equated money with morality. Those people are just sad. The downtrodden are in a bad spot, but at least they have retained their humanity.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 2:23 AM

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DDAWD - What HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE POOR?
Probably NOTHING. You want the gov. to take it for those who worked for it and give it to those who you think deserve it.

Unlike your kind, conservatives GIVE to more charities and volunteer more time/money than any of your socialist ilk. You don't care about the individual.

When Katrina happened, WHO didn't the HEAVY lifting.
Not YOU or Gov., but thousands of regular folks and churches in this area.

WE GIVE plenty but if OBAMA has his way, I promise you, charity contributions will suffer mightily. and that is truly ashame.

------

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM
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DUde - you are an UNHINGED marxist kool-aid, take it up the rear, red diaper doper baby!

You want socialism so bad you can taste it. Your parents probably thought they were sending you to a good school after they worked so hard and gave up so much to save for your tuition.

Now, you SPIT and want to throw feces in their faces with this pie-in-the-sky crap that you know NOTHING about.

You have NO idea how a world economy works.
As the rest of the world comes out of the darkness because of capitalism, you want the US to regress into an OBAMA DEPRESSION tm. He will increase capital gains tax and dividend tax which make up a large portion of people's retirement accounts. Well what's left after OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS DESTROYED our ECONOMY by forcing lending institutions to give loans to POOR PEOPLE with NO CREDIT.


But, the pendulum swings too much as usual.
Obama will NOT BE A UNITER.

OBAMA WILL NOT BE LOVED by the rest of the world.
OBAMA will not be a good president.
OBAMA will be IMPEACHED before his first term is over.
OBAMA will cause us great pain and suffering.

Hold on to your hats boys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

But hey, this time the DEMOCRATS will be hard pressed to blame it on a Republican.


Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 2:41 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

If Obama's economic platform is "socialist" then Eisenhower, Truman, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Clinton, and Reagan for 6 out of 8 years were the definition of "Communist".

Essentially we're talking about what -- a 3 percent increase in the top marginal tax rate? (A return to the Clinton levels which accompanied the longest economic expansion in U.S. history -- rates STILL lower than that under every post Hoover president except for Reagan 86-88 and George H.W. from 88-92).

Come on, give me a serious answer, not something that you picked up from some sh-t heads like Limbaugh or Hannity. Those guys are entertainers, not economists or policy experts.

You're giving the Texas educational system a bad name here. That's just not right.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 2:41 AM | Report abuse

37andO, every time you post, this Vietnam veteran donates another $25 to the Obama campaign, volunteers another hour, and makes the video viral.

keep up the good work! : )

Posted by: bajacalla | October 30, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

If Obama's economic platform is "socialist" then Eisenhower, Truman, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Clinton, and Reagan for 6 out of 8 years were the definition of "Communist".

Essentially we're talking about what -- a 3 percent increase in the top marginal tax rate? (A return to the Clinton levels which accompanied the longest economic expansion in U.S. history -- rates STILL lower than that under every post Hoover president except for Reagan 86-88 and George H.W. from 88-92).

Come on, give me a serious answer, not something that you picked up from some sh-t heads like Limbaugh or Hannity. Those guys are entertainers, not economists or policy experts.

You're giving the Texas educational system a bad name here. That's just not right.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

"Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it?"

Why do you think they are George Bush fans in the first place? Because they have just utter contempt for the downtrodden. They have equated money with morality. Those people are just sad. The downtrodden are in a bad spot, but at least they have retained their humanity.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 30, 2008 2:23 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Schneider,

You wrote:

*****

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

*****

The gentleman in the commercial you referred to had previously retired, so it is likely he is over 65. However, given the scenario presented (he having coverage while she does not), I suspect his wife is probably younger than he is. In that case, he alreadys qualified for Medicare (and hence the Part D prescription program), but she would not qualify for until she herself turned 65.

Urso

Posted by: UrsoBear | October 30, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

SamInNewJersy - Oh, gosh, now I've been put down by a sophomoric hick, a brain dead dweeb. Look dirtbag, some of us want to survive the Bush years and the disaster you fools inflicted on us and the world. If you want to kill yourself, I would suggest drinking antifreeze -- likely the drink of choice of that nutjob from Texas that is posting tonight.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

SamInNewJersy - Oh, gosh, now I've been put down by a sophomoric hick, a brain dead dweeb. Look dirtbag, some of us want to survive the Bush years and the disaster you fools inflicted on us and the world. If you want to kill yourself, I would suggest drinking antifreeze -- likely the drink of choice of that nutjob from Texas that is posting tonight.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 2:19 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM
-----
DUde - you are an UNHINGED marxist kool-aid, take it up the rear, red diaper doper baby!

You want socialism so bad you can taste it. Your parents probably thought they were sending you to a good school after they worked so hard and gave up so much to save for your tuition.

Now, you SPIT and want to throw feces in their faces with this pie-in-the-sky crap that you know NOTHING about.

You have NO idea how a world economy works.
As the rest of the world comes out of the darkness because of capitalism, you want the US to regress into an OBAMA DEPRESSION tm. He will increase capital gains tax and dividend tax which make up a large portion of people's retirement accounts. Well what's left after OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS DESTROYED our ECONOMY by forcing lending institutions to give loans to POOR PEOPLE with NO CREDIT.


But, the pendulum swings too much as usual.
Obama will NOT BE A UNITER.

OBAMA WILL NOT BE LOVED by the rest of the world.
OBAMA will not be a good president.
OBAMA will be IMPEACHED before his first term is over.
OBAMA will cause us great pain and suffering.

Hold on to your hats boys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

But hey, this time the DEMOCRATS will be hard pressed to blame it on a Republican.


Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Good infomercial. Did the job, he cares about the middle class, has the intelligence and the temperment to be president and his first important choice, who would replace him if needed, Joe Biden is sensible and reassuring. Compared to McCain the senior who cares about the wealthy, hasn't shown knowlege on anything and his first important choice of who would replace him if needed, Sarah Palin is insane, she is a airhead bimbo. For independents there isn't really a choice it is Obama or the angry old man with the strange woman.

Posted by: info4 | October 30, 2008 2:15 AM | Report abuse

SamInNewJersy - Oh, gosh, now I've been put down by a sophomoric hick, a brain dead dweeb. Look dirtbag, some of us want to survive the Bush years and the disaster you fools inflicted on us and the world. If you want to kill yourself, I would suggest drinking antifreeze -- likely the drink of choice of that nutjob from Texas that is posting tonight. You loosers seem to think that all of Obama supporters are leftover hippies. Wrong! We're more than a little angry and we're hell bent on making certain that you wont be an irritant any longer. Count on it!

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty-

Brief historical lesson: In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fairness Doctrine was one of the conservative movement's favorite tools. They used it (accompanied by threats of lawsuits) as a way of gaining free press whenever possible. Interesting that they now seem to see it as the end of civilization...

Posted by: SW-erner | October 30, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM
-----
DUde - you are an UNHINGED marxist kool-aid, take it up the rear, red diaper doper baby!

You want socialism so bad you can taste it. Your parents probably thought they were sending you to a good school after they worked so hard and gave up so much to save for your tuition.

Now, you SPIT and want to throw feces in their faces with this pie-in-the-sky crap that you know NOTHING about.

You have NO idea how a world economy works.
As the rest of the world comes out of the darkness because of capitalism, you want the US to regress into an OBAMA DEPRESSION tm. He will increase capital gains tax and dividend tax which make up a large portion of people's retirement accounts. Well what's left after OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS DESTROYED our ECONOMY by forcing lending institutions to give loans to POOR PEOPLE with NO CREDIT.


But, the pendulum swings too much as usual.
Obama will NOT BE A UNITER.

OBAMA WILL NOT BE LOVED by the rest of the world.
OBAMA will not be a good president.
OBAMA will be IMPEACHED before his first term is over.
OBAMA will cause us great pain and suffering.

Hold on to your hats boys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

But hey, this time the DEMOCRATS will be hard pressed to blame it on a Republican.


Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Good infomercial. Did the job, he cares about the middle class, has the intelligence and the temperment to be president and his first important choice, who would replace him if needed, Joe Biden is sensible and reassuring. Compared to McCain the senior who cares about the wealthy, hasn't shown knowlege on anything and his first important choice of who would replace him if needed, Sarah Palin is insane, she is a airhead bimbo. For independents there isn't really a choice it is Obama or the angry old man with the strange woman.

Posted by: info4 | October 30, 2008 2:11 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty-

Brief historical lesson: In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fairness Doctrine was one of the conservative movement's favorite tools. They used it (accompanied by threats of lawsuits) as a way of gaining free press whenever possible. Interesting that they now seem to see it as the end of civilization...

Posted by: SW-erner | October 30, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

To answer your question, Chris, put me down for LOOOOOVED IT!!!

Posted by: RealCalGal | October 30, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM
-----
DUde - you are an UNHINGED marxist kool-aid, take it up the rear, red diaper doper baby!

You want socialism so bad you can taste it. Your parents probably thought they were sending you to a good school after they worked so hard and gave up so much to save for your tuition.

Now, you SPIT and want to throw feces in their faces with this pie-in-the-sky crap that you know NOTHING about.

You have NO idea how a world economy works.
As the rest of the world comes out of the darkness because of capitalism, you want the US to regress into an OBAMA DEPRESSION tm. He will increase capital gains tax and dividend tax which make up a large portion of people's retirement accounts. Well what's left after OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS DESTROYED our ECONOMY by forcing lending institutions to give loans to POOR PEOPLE with NO CREDIT.


But, the pendulum swings too much as usual.
Obama will NOT BE A UNITER.

OBAMA WILL NOT BE LOVED by the rest of the world.
OBAMA will not be a good president.
OBAMA will be IMPEACHED before his first term is over.
OBAMA will cause us great pain and suffering.

Hold on to your hats boys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

But hey, this time the DEMOCRATS will be hard pressed to blame it on a Republican.


Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

Btw, in reference to the sig line -- is that "tea" as in the Boston Tea Party? Last time I checked the people involved in that particular tax revolt weren't exactly beneficiaries of the King's policies.

Yet a Texas Governor has sat atop the throne here in the U.S. for the past 8 years steering large chunks of change back to the home state.

Texas somehow gets 94 cents back on the dollar -- compared to those Socialist states like California, New York, and Illinois which some how lose almost 20-25 cents per tax dollar doled out. (2005 numbers from the Tax Foundation).

I know the Texas educational system stinks in some areas, but I mean come on, it's not like you guys were shut out of the political process these years.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
.


$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
.


All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
.


A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty-

Brief historical lesson: In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fairness Doctrine was one of the conservative movement's favorite tools. They used it (accompanied by threats of lawsuits) as a way of gaining free press whenever possible. Interesting that they now seem to see it as the end of civilization...

Posted by: SW-erner | October 30, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM
-----
DUde - you are an UNHINGED marxist kool-aid, take it up the rear, red diaper doper baby!

You want socialism so bad you can taste it. Your parents probably thought they were sending you to a good school after they worked so hard and gave up so much to save for your tuition.

Now, you SPIT and want to throw feces in their faces with this pie-in-the-sky crap that you know NOTHING about.

You have NO idea how a world economy works.
As the rest of the world comes out of the darkness because of capitalism, you want the US to regress into an OBAMA DEPRESSION tm. He will increase capital gains tax and dividend tax which make up a large portion of people's retirement accounts. Well what's left after OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS DESTROYED our ECONOMY by forcing lending institutions to give loans to POOR PEOPLE with NO CREDIT.


But, the pendulum swings too much as usual.
Obama will NOT BE A UNITER.

OBAMA WILL NOT BE LOVED by the rest of the world.
OBAMA will not be a good president.
OBAMA will be IMPEACHED before his first term is over.
OBAMA will cause us great pain and suffering.

Hold on to your hats boys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

But hey, this time the DEMOCRATS will be hard pressed to blame it on a Republican.


Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Just words...........

Posted by: ca67klein | October 30, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

No bit of Obama advertising which failed to convince zouk and 37'th could possibly be a success, let's get the podium ready for McCain's inaugural address.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 30, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

Btw, in reference to the sig line -- is that "tea" as in the Boston Tea Party? Last time I checked the people involved in that particular tax revolt weren't exactly beneficiaries of the King's policies.

Yet a Texas Governor has sat atop the throne here in the U.S. for the past 8 years steering large chunks of change back to the home state.

Texas somehow gets 94 cents back on the dollar -- compared to those Socialist states like California, New York, and Illinois which some how lose almost 20-25 cents per tax dollar doled out. (2005 numbers from the Tax Foundation).

I know the Texas educational system stinks in some areas, but I mean come on, it's not like you guys were shut out of the political process these years.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty-

Brief historical lesson: In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fairness Doctrine was one of the conservative movement's favorite tools. They used it (accompanied by threats of lawsuits) as a way of gaining free press whenever possible. Interesting that they now seem to see it as the end of civilization...

Posted by: SW-erner | October 30, 2008 1:59 AM | Report abuse

dear schneiderdic
What rock have you been hiding under?There are TONS of Americans that cannot afford medication.That's why people (who could) were going to Canada to get the drugs cheaper.Plenty of people have to choose between groceries and medication, and sometimes their bills.Just because your grandmother is blessed to where she can afford her medication, everyone else is not that fortunate.Here in Las Vegas, some jobs, instead of letting people go, they cut their hours dramatically, like one person I know from 40 hrs a week to 11and a half,forcing them to quit so that they can't collect unemployment from them, or continue to have benefits.

Posted by: cantrell1 | October 30, 2008 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Milbrook27 writes:
"SamInNewJersy _ You are precisely the sort of low life scum I was writing about. You have the soul of snake ad the integrity of a mass murderer."
Thanks for sharing your Obamamanic self. Certainly more characters like you are to be expected to roam the streets, instead of behind bars, in the unlikely event that Barak Hussain wins, ha?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:48 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

No one is saying that health care is going to come without a steep price tag.

The question is:

Would you rather spend 30 percent to two times as much for a lower level of service, when you could have a health care system which gives you -- and every other American -- a better return on investment?

It's not that complicated. Our patch-work private insurance system is a mess that only benefits insurance execs.

In reference to the drug use issue, if another once upon a time dope user, George W. Bush, didn't end the War on Drugs, why would another so-called once upon a time dope user offer a different course. I wasn't aware that this was a central policy platform.

As far as term limits go, whose proposing that nonsense?

Once again, you demonstrate that the most strident objections are ones fabricated in crazy la-la land.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:48 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

No one is saying that health care is going to come without a steep price tag.

The question is:

Would you rather spend 30 percent to two times as much for a lower level of service, when you could have a health care system which gives you -- and every other American -- a better return on investment?

It's not that complicated. Our patch-work private insurance system is a mess that only benefits insurance execs.

In reference to the drug use issue, if another once upon a time dope user, George W. Bush, didn't end the War on Drugs, why would another so-called once upon a time dope user offer a different course. I wasn't aware that this was a central policy platform.

As far as term limits go, whose proposing that nonsense?

Once again, you demonstrate that the most strident objections are ones fabricated in crazy la-la land.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:47 AM | Report abuse

timothysgsg writes:
"If talking to dictatorial regimes were so despicable, then I guess it makes President Nixon and Reagan appeasers as well, since Nixon went to China, and Reagan went to numerous summits together with Gorbachev in the 80s......"""
The ground work in both cases were well prepared in both cases.
China had been prepared through "several decades of isolation", and several years of "backdoor intelligent service negotiations, through 3rd party proxys.

USSR had already lost the cold war, again after more than 70 years.

Both Presidents, simply "delivered" our victory speech to both nations. (YES unlike most republicans I don't believe that either Presidents were instrumental in the essence of the word).

Opening of dialogue with Iranian regime should not even be in the picture at this stage of hostilities.

Remember, that Iran's Larijani has already endorsed Barak Hussain, and in celebration of his Presidential win, they have already set up a Naval base at the mouth of the Gulf (on Monday), to reiterate their threat to block the world’s traffic of Oil shipments.

If that is not state level act of terrorism, then I don’t know what it is. Maybe Barak Hussain will have a new name for it, that the nation can accept.

Don't mistake this evil (Islamic Republic off Hell) with anything of this planet my friend.

P.s.:
Just out of interest, can you recite a full sentence (straight out of memory) that Barak Hussain may have said in his rather lengthy addresses to the nation for the past 2 years?

Non of my Democrat friends can.:-) Strange, ha?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

What's so awesome is President Obama will bring back the Fairness Doctrine and make it mandatory to air any speeches he makes just like Hugo Chavez, our new closest ally.

It's a good thing OBAMA is getting elected. With Russia walking back into Georgia and having traiing exercises in Venezuela and Cuba, Obama can just call Putin up and have their ships to pull into our docks in Florida and Texas since OBAMA wants to cut our military budget by 25%.

Another great thing is OBAMA will be requiring work for those TAX CREDITS. HE will have block and neighborhood monitors to make sure everyone is following the new healthy living program.

Happy days or hear again, ....!!!

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

No one is saying that health care is going to come without a steep price tag.

The question is:

Would you rather spend 30 percent to two times as much for a lower level of service, when you could have a health care system which gives you -- and every other American -- a better return on investment?

It's not that complicated. Our patch-work private insurance system is a mess that only benefits insurance execs.

In reference to the drug use issue, if another once upon a time dope user, George W. Bush, didn't end the War on Drugs, why would another so-called once upon a time dope user offer a different course. I wasn't aware that this was a central policy platform.

As far as term limits go, whose proposing that nonsense?

Once again, you demonstrate that the most strident objections are ones fabricated in crazy la-la land.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

What's so awesome is President Obama will bring back the Fairness Doctrine and make it mandatory to air any speeches he makes just like Hugo Chavez, our new closest ally.

It's a good thing OBAMA is getting elected. With Russia walking back into Georgia and having traiing exercises in Venezuela and Cuba, Obama can just call Putin up and have their ships to pull into our docks in Florida and Texas since OBAMA wants to cut our military budget by 25%.

Another great thing is OBAMA will be requiring work for those TAX CREDITS. HE will have block and neighborhood monitors to make sure everyone is following the new healthy living program.

Happy days or hear again, ....!!!

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:43 AM | Report abuse

What's so awesome is President Obama will bring back the Fairness Doctrine and make it mandatory to air any speeches he makes just like Hugo Chavez, our new closest ally.

It's a good thing OBAMA is getting elected. With Russia walking back into Georgia and having traiing exercises in Venezuela and Cuba, Obama can just call Putin up and have their ships to pull into our docks in Florida and Texas.

Another great thing is OBAMA will be requiring work for those TAX CREDITS. HE will have block and neighborhood monitors to make sure everyone is following the new healthy living program.

Happy days or hear again, ....!!!

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

SamInNewJersy _ You are precisely the sort of low life scum I was writing about. You have the soul of snake ad the integrity of a mass murderer. Your post about "being undecided" is as phony s you and your "principles". Go ahead, vote for McCain. You will loose, even if he wins. When your job is shipped off to Asia, when some cheap Indian or Chinese guest worker replaces you, when you have no medical insurance or care, when McCain raises your taxes through the roof, when the corporate con artists and Wall Street swine finish bankrupting this country, when your family is ruined and your wife and children hate the very sight of you for being such a lousy excuse for a provider, when you are lined up at a soup kitchen, begging to find enough to eat to stop the pain, then you will truly understand what the rest of us know right now -- McCain and everyone like him are a worse threat to this country than Al Qaida, a worse threat than all of the external enemies we have EVER had. If your vote for this reincarnation of George Bush you will deserve all of that and more.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:57 AM


That must be why so many of them are now registered Democrats.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 30, 2008 1:25 AM | Report abuse

To SaminNewJersy:

If talking to dictatorial regimes were so despicable, then I guess it makes President Nixon and Reagan appeasers as well, since Nixon went to China, and Reagan went to numerous summits together with Gorbachev in the 80s.

Heck Gorbachev even went to Reagan's ranch in California too. I guess that makes Reagan look even worse; it makes him look socialist, no?

Posted by: timothytsgsg | October 30, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was wonderful that he respected the American voters enough to give us more than a 30-second soundbite. He really told what his administration's priorities would be.

What a huge difference between Obama's approach and the McCain campaign's rotating gimmicks.

Posted by: Dema | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

To SaminNewJersy:

If talking to dictatorial regimes were so despicable, then I guess it makes President Nixon and Reagan appeasers as well, since Nixon went to China, and Reagan went to numerous summits together with Gorbachev in the 80s.

Heck Gorbachev even went to Reagan's ranch in California too. I guess that makes Reagan look even worse; it makes him look socialist, no?

Posted by: timothytsgsg | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Milbrook27 writes:
"Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it? It's because you have traded your soul, your dignity, and your mind to be some mindless pawn into be used by the worst sort of scum imaginable and willingly be discarded later. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you or to hate your guts. Right now, I feel a bit of both.""

Great...This is exactly the kind of sentiment that any undecided needs to vote for McCain, because I for one (after reading your comments) feel like;

-I am in the Gutter if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, and have no soul, if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, with no soul and have no dignity, if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, with no soul, have no dignity and am mindless..

Enough already, don't you think?:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

It was just the Stump Speech special DVD bonus pack. But it was very well done.

I was expecting a devastating return volley of snark from McCain. Instead, there is some faint and nonsequitur whinge about how Obama reneged on public finance...6 months ago. We get it, John, you got punked. I thought drama and whimpering was the Democrat thing.

I think he's got his hands full over there with his new protege. Sounds like 6 weeks of epic FAIL have convinced her she is the new head of the republican party. Seriously, McCain is not a dude you want cross like that. Lets see how this works out for her.

Posted by: wharwood | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:57 AM


That must be why so many of them are now registered Democrats.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 30, 2008 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Milbrook27 writes:
"Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it? It's because you have traded your soul, your dignity, and your mind to be some mindless pawn into be used by the worst sort of scum imaginable and willingly be discarded later. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you or to hate your guts. Right now, I feel a bit of both.""

Great...This is exactly the kind of sentiment that any undecided needs to vote for McCain, because I for one (after reading your comments) feel like;

-I am in the Gutter if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, and have no soul, if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, with no soul and have no dignity, if I don't vote Obama
-I am in the Gutter, with no soul, have no dignity and am mindless..

Enough already, don't you think?:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Finally, a President who can come on the television and we won't have to hit the mute button! After 8 years of stupidity, corruption and hatefulness from the party in power, am I ever ready for President Obama.

Posted by: noGOP4me | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

"Once in office, do you really think he is going to make life better for you?"

Think BUSH

"You are only projecting your grand allusions onto a man that will have more checks to cash then his butt can handle.
ACORN, Rev. Wright, New Black Panther Party, New Party and Louis Farrakhan's congregation will ALL be rushing the doors of the White House."

Think BUSH and all the right wing crackers that have taken over the white house. Dick Cheney and Neocons

"These are NOT racist comments. Just facts."
Facts of a imbalanced mind

"What is economic justice?
reparative social justice?"

Think BUSH. More money for the rich, even less for the poor. The number of people below poverty line increased during the BUSH years. I guess you are for the 1/3 of the population and let the other 2/3 go ** themselves.

"OBAMA will break our country, polarize it because of his policies and his race."

Think BUSH-I-am-going-to-be-a-uniter-but-failed-miserably.

"Corporations will go where the cost of production and taxes are lower. They will move south or across the oceans.
Many large corporations already have a presence in Mexico." Yeah? what do you think got them there? BUSH politics, amnesiac imbecile.

"Then where will the jobs come from that OBAMA promised." Not from BUSH that is for sure.


"Think Jimmy Carter or Herbert Hoover."

Better THINK BUSH. DON'T VOTE FOR A SENILE
CANT-LEARN-ANYTHING-NEW-IF-MY-LIFE-DEPENDED-ON-IT McClown.

Posted by: ASKNOT | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was wonderful that he respected the American voters enough to give us more than a 30-second soundbite. He really told what his administration's priorities would be.

What a huge difference between Obama's approach and the McCain campaign's rotating gimmicks.

Posted by: Dema | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

It was just the Stump Speech special DVD bonus pack. But it was very well done.

I was expecting a devastating return volley of snark from McCain. Instead, there is some faint and nonsequitur whinge about how Obama reneged on public finance...6 months ago. We get it, John, you got punked. I thought drama and whimpering was the Democrat thing.

I think he's got his hands full over there with his new protege. Sounds like 6 weeks of epic FAIL have convinced her she is the new head of the republican party. Seriously, McCain is not a dude you want cross like that. Lets see how this works out for her.

Posted by: wharwood | October 30, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

At a policy level, when I think Hoover I see Bush-McCain.

Effectively the policies of Bush-McCain have been those that Hoover advocated leading up to the '29 crash.

How can we make things better?

Well, of course, we have to close tax loopholes. Tax cheats like Cindy McCain and Joe/Sam the fake plumber will have to pay what they owe.

At a point like this too -- especially in the middle of what looks to be a deep recession -- there needs to be federal investment in the domestic economy.
We can't have more wars funded on credit. Investment in domestic energy future is going to require a substantial federal investment. Streamlining health care coverage too is a way to free up money in the economy and use it more efficiently. We have one of the least efficient health care delivery systems in the developed world.

As far as big corporations go -- it's it important to point out that most job creation comes from small businesses. Most small business will benefit from Obama's economic policies more than McCains. As far as the big companies go, the idea of creating tax incentives and penalties is a smart way to encourage domestic investment -- e.g. a much smarter way of tackling trade issues than tariffs.

The reason that the far-right latches onto race, ACORN, and washed up terrorists from 40 years ago is pretty clear. The GOP is running on economic policies that have been tested over the past 8 years and which have failed the American people and future generations miserably. The GOP is afraid to admit what most Americans understand about McCain-Bush economic policy.

Only a handful of GOP sugar-daddies, war profiteers, and Texas oil men have seen a real benefit over the past few years. Most of the growth during the Bush years was funded on the basis of debt -- in real terms the Bush-McCain years have been wasted years.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:18 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was wonderful that he respected the American voters enough to give us more than a 30-second soundbite. He really told what his administration's priorities would be.

What a huge difference between Obama's approach and the McCain campaign's rotating gimmicks.

Posted by: Dema | October 30, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

"Once in office, do you really think he is going to make life better for you?"

Think BUSH

"You are only projecting your grand allusions onto a man that will have more checks to cash then his butt can handle.
ACORN, Rev. Wright, New Black Panther Party, New Party and Louis Farrakhan's congregation will ALL be rushing the doors of the White House."

Think BUSH and all the right wing crackers that have taken over the white house. Dick Cheney and Neocons

"These are NOT racist comments. Just facts."
Facts of a imbalanced mind

"What is economic justice?
reparative social justice?"

Think BUSH. More money for the rich, even less for the poor. The number of people below poverty line increased during the BUSH years. I guess you are for the 1/3 of the population and let the other 2/3 go ** themselves.

"OBAMA will break our country, polarize it because of his policies and his race."

Think BUSH-I-am-going-to-be-a-uniter-but-failed-miserably.

"Corporations will go where the cost of production and taxes are lower. They will move south or across the oceans.
Many large corporations already have a presence in Mexico." Yeah? what do you think got them there? BUSH politics, amnesiac imbecile.

"Then where will the jobs come from that OBAMA promised." Not from BUSH that is for sure.


"Think Jimmy Carter or Herbert Hoover."

Better THINK BUSH. DON'T VOTE FOR A SENILE
CANT-LEARN-ANYTHING-NEW-IF-MY-LIFE-DEPENDED-ON-IT McClown.

Posted by: ASKNOT | October 30, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:
"It baffles me, based on your own statement, how you can support McCain."
simple;
-B.Hussain has stated several times, that he will start a direct dialogue with the regime.
-McCain has stated, several times, that we will NOT enter dialogue with a brutal regime.
I take the side that has yielded results and has been in the making for the past 30 years:
You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either.
And, you certainly don’t “Change” America’s forien policy in regards to Iran or any other brutal regime.

You strengthen the case against them through isolation and dialogue with your "friends and allies".

A gesture of dialogue with this brutal enemy, WILL be considered as "weakness".

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Governor Palin will be at the Bayfront Convention Center in erie, PA tomorrow at 3:30.

Doors open at 1:30 and I have 3 extra tickets.

If you (Republicans and Democrats) are in the area, come over for some "real" and sensible talk.:-)

I'll be there.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

At a policy level, when I think Hoover I see Bush-McCain.

Effectively the policies of Bush-McCain have been those that Hoover advocated leading up to the '29 crash.

How can we make things better?

Well, of course, we have to close tax loopholes. Tax cheats like Cindy McCain and Joe/Sam the fake plumber will have to pay what they owe.

At a point like this too -- especially in the middle of what looks to be a deep recession -- there needs to be federal investment in the domestic economy.
We can't have more wars funded on credit. Investment in domestic energy future is going to require a substantial federal investment. Streamlining health care coverage too is a way to free up money in the economy and use it more efficiently. We have one of the least efficient health care delivery systems in the developed world.

As far as big corporations go -- it's it important to point out that most job creation comes from small businesses. Most small business will benefit from Obama's economic policies more than McCains. As far as the big companies go, the idea of creating tax incentives and penalties is a smart way to encourage domestic investment -- e.g. a much smarter way of tackling trade issues than tariffs.

The reason that the far-right latches onto race, ACORN, and washed up terrorists from 40 years ago is pretty clear. The GOP is running on economic policies that have been tested over the past 8 years and which have failed the American people and future generations miserably. The GOP is afraid to admit what most Americans understand about McCain-Bush economic policy.

Only a handful of GOP sugar-daddies, war profiteers, and Texas oil men have seen a real benefit over the past few years. Most of the growth during the Bush years was funded on the basis of debt -- in real terms the Bush-McCain years have been wasted years.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

We need to amend the constitution and take out term limits. Obama has the leadership and moral character to be elected president beyond 2 4-year terms. 5 4-year terms for Obama.

Then we can truly reclaim America's leadership in the world.

Posted by: ScienceNerd | October 30, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM

+++++++++

HEY RICHARD - Stop asking those stupid questions. Obama is presidential so facts don't matter.

We don't want to know the truth, we want a President who can fix the world with his words.

With President Obama, wow that sounds awesome, everyone is going to get free medications and healthcare.

Obama will nationalize them so Doctor's salaries will be capped just around $100K. We can't have our doctors getting rich off of medical profits can we?

Same goes for BIG BAD Pharma. We got plenty of drugs now. There is no need for R&D. Obama can nationalize them and make sure we get free drugs for life.

War on DRUGS - that will be ended just as soon as President Obama makes his first Press Conference.

How can cocaine and marijuana continue to be illegal when our exalted leader used them to get through a very agonizing time in his life.

OH - we will need to IMMEDIATELY begin a movement to have presidential term limits extended under Barack.

There is just too much work for him to do in 8 short years.

After all, I need to know for sure OBAMA will be in Office when I retire in 30 years otherwise those EVIL republicans might try to get back into power.

yippeee!!!!
President OBAMA.

~ pass the kool-aid

How come REPUBS can't spell?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

TexasTeaParty,

At a policy level, when I think Hoover I see Bush-McCain. Effectively the policies of Bush-McCain have been those that Hoover advocated leading up to the '29 crash.

How can we make things better?

Well, of course, we have to close tax loopholes. Tax cheats like Cindy McCain and Joe/Sam the fake plumber will have to pay what they owe.

At a point like this too -- especially in the middle of what looks to be a deep recession -- there needs to be federal investment in the domestic economy.

We can't have more wars funded on credit. Investment in domestic energy future is going to require a substantial federal investment. Streamlining health care coverage too is a way to free up money in the economy and use it more efficiently. We have one of the least efficient health care delivery systems in the developed world.

As far as big corporations go -- it's it important to point out that most job creation comes from small businesses. Most small business will benefit from Obama's economic policies more than McCains. As far as the big companies go, the idea of creating tax incentives and penalties is a smart way to encourage domestic investment -- e.g. a much smarter way of tackling trade issues than tariffs.

The reason that the far-right latches onto race, ACORN, and washed up terrorists from 40 years ago is pretty clear. The GOP is running on economic policies that have been tested over the past 8 years and which have failed the American people and future generations miserably. The GOP is afraid to admit what most Americans understand about McCain-Bush economic policy.

Only a handful of GOP sugar-daddies, war profiteers, and Texas oil men have seen a real benefit over the past few years. Most of the growth during the Bush years was funded on the basis of debt -- in real terms the Bush-McCain years have been wasted years.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

I am an Obama supporter but I talked several undecided voters into watching Obama's presentation with me. I am delighted to say that every one of those people decided to vote for Obama. Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it? It's because you have traded your soul, your dignity, and your mind to be some mindless pawn into be used by the worst sort of scum imaginable and willingly be discarded later. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you or to hate your guts. Right now, I feel a bit of both.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

We need to amend the constitution and take out term limits. Obama has the leadership and moral character to be elected president beyond 2 4-year terms. 5 4-year terms for Obama.

Then we can truly reclaim America's leadership in the world.

Posted by: ScienceNerd | October 30, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

I am an Obama supporter but I talked several undecided voters into watching Obama's presentation with me. I am delighted to say that every one of those people decided to vote for Obama. Reading some of the comments from the gutter dwelling hacks is really astonishing. I honestly think these people have no soul, no feelings, no sense of humanity at all. How can you watch something like this presentation and not be touched by it? It's because you have traded your soul, your dignity, and your mind to be some mindless pawn into be used by the worst sort of scum imaginable and willingly be discarded later. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you or to hate your guts. Right now, I feel a bit of both.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 30, 2008 1:05 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:
"It baffles me, based on your own statement, how you can support McCain."
simple;
-B.Hussain has stated several times, that he will start a direct dialogue with the regime.
-McCain has stated, several times, that we will NOT enter dialogue with a brutal regime.
I take the side that has yielded results and has been in the making for the past 30 years:
You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either.
And, you certainly don’t “Change” America’s forien policy in regards to Iran or any other brutal regimes.

You strengthen the case against them through isolation and dialogue with your "friends and allies".

A gesture of dialogue with this brutal enemy, WILL be considered as "weakness".

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:57 AM | Report abuse

-A $230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 minute slots on major TV Channels

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM
-----------------------------

BAINPP!!!
WRONG!!!

NOT 230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 mins slots on major TV channel??????

YOU INCREASED IT (about) A HUNDRED TIMES:

those tree 30mins slots coasted 3 millions, not a hundred times that amount!

GIVE AMERICANS A BREAK WITH THOSE NEVER ENDING GOP- MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN LIES!!!

Posted by: think-of-it | October 30, 2008 12:55 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:
"It baffles me, based on your own statement, how you can support McCain."
simple;
-B.Hussain has stated several times, that he will start a direct dialogue with the regime.
-McCain has stated, several times, that we will NOT enter dialogue with a brutal regime.
I take the side that has yielded results and has been in the making for the past 30 years:
You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either.
And, you certainly don’t “Change” America’s forien policy in regards to Iran or any other brutal regimes.

You strengthen the case against them through isolation and dialogue with your "friends and allies".

A gesture of dialogue with this brutal enemy, WILL be considered as "weakness".

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:55 AM | Report abuse

treetopflyer wrote:
"It baffles me, based on your own statement, how you can support McCain."
simple;
-B.Hussain has stated several times, that he will start a direct dialogue with the regime.
-McCain has stated, several times, that we will NOT enter dialogue with a brutal regime.
I take the side that has yielded results and has been in the making for the past 30 years:
You don't "talk" to criminals.
You don't enter "dialogue" with them either.
And, you certainly don’t “Change” America’s forien policy in regards to Iran or any other brutal regimes.

You strengthen the case against them through isolation and dialogue with your "friends and allies".

A gesture of dialogue with this brutal enemy, WILL be considered as "weakness".

THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA can't even take care of his own extended family or the South Side of Chicago and you little Jim Jones sycophants have been blinded by your hatred of your country. You have bought into the socialist crap spewed in classes like William Ayers or Mike Klonsky.

Once in office, do you really think he is going to make life better for you?

How?

Make the country better? How?

You are only projecting your grand allusions onto a man that will have more checks to cash then his butt can handle.
ACORN, Rev. Wright, New Black Panther Party, New Party and Louis Farrakhan's congregation will ALL be rushing the doors of the White House.

These are NOT racist comments. Just facts.

What is economic justice?
reparative social justice?

OBAMA will break our country, polarize it because of his policies and his race.

Corporations will go where the cost of production and taxes are lower. They will move south or across the oceans.
Many large corporations already have a presence in Mexico.

Then where will the jobs come from that OBAMA promised.


Think Jimmy Carter or Herbert Hoover.

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 12:52 AM | Report abuse

I'd be curious to see what the audience composition was for the advertising spot.

If a substantial number of undecideds were watching, those are likely votes that Obama can count now in his column.

The ad also should prove as a boon to supporters -- a kind of rally the troops kick-off for the final stretch.

Just as importantly, the ad serves as a conversation point going into the weekend.

Posted by: JPRS | October 30, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

"WHEN BRUTAL REGIMES AND DIRECT ADVERSARIES OF THIS COUNTRY ENDORSE A US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE PICTURE"

SaminNewJersey - It baffles me, based on your own statement, how you can support McCain.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/21/AR2008102102477.html

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 30, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

--" Is America finally fed up with the showboat king.. the media hog, the ONE, the MESSIAH.

Posted by: miller51550 | October 29, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse "--

No, because we hate America. Bush has put this country on the cusp of ever-lasting glory - and we desperately need Obama - and the Democrats - to prevent that from happening. The next step will be to hold an open house for the terrorists, invite them to come into the country and look around.

Posted by: DonJasper | October 30, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

I stand corrected, wpost4112 :

USA TODAY;

Washington;
D. B.Hussain Obama, who is on track record to spend a record $230 M, on TV advertising will punctuate his broadcast strategy...bla bla bla....

In contrast, McCains spending has been capped at $84.1

which brings me to the first point that I raised;

"If he is so far ahead in the polls, then why drop so much on advertising"...?

It will certainly not make up for his lack of experience as a statesman nor will it compensate for the nation's littel knowledge of him, his family, his allegiances, where his heart’s at, is he a freshman with a “book learnt knowledge of Socialism”, etc, etc.........?

Right?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse

I stand corrected, wpost4112 :

USA TODAY;

Washington;
D. B.Hussain Obama, who is on track record to spend a record $230 M, on TV advertising will punctuate his broadcast strategy...bla bla bla....

In contrast, McCains spending has been capped at $84.1

which brings me to the first point that I raised;

"If he is so far ahead in the polls, then why drop so much on advertising"...?

It will certainly not make up for his lack of experience as a statesman nor will it compensate for the nation's littel knowledge of him, his family, his allegiances, where his heart’s at, is he a freshman with a “book learnt knowledge of Socialism”, etc, etc.........?

Right?

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

That was an OBAMANATION!

So - the OBAMA CHANEL wasn't enough for OBAMA?
He had to also buy all the other channels as well?

Hitler and Bertha Helen Amalie Riefenstahl would be very proud of their young comrade putting together such a SLICK promo.

------
THIS IS HOW A DICTATOR IS BORN

I bet Hugo Chavez gave Obama's campaign a call and ORDERED an infomercial for himself and Evo Morales.

Danny Glover is jealous!!

--------

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

A good infomercial. While McCain continues going negative and spreads lies and misinformation, Obama continues the positive message and spreads hope and clarity of thought. Intelligence rather than belligerence. Here is to a new era!

Posted by: Ormsfang | October 30, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Drudge is tanking!!!! Yes!!

"Mr Drudge’s dominance has been undermined by competition. His sensibility infuriated so many people that left-leaning sites such as the Daily Kos sprung up to challenge him. Lately, his thunder has been stolen by the Huffington Post, an unlikely blend of leftwing blogging, reporting and aggregation founded by Arianna Huffington, the media gadfly.

The Huffington Post has leapt past the Drudge Report in traffic, attracting 4.5m unique users in September, compared with 2.1m for Drudge and 2.4m for Politico, a political news site."

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6e6628f2-a5ef-11dd-9d26-000077b07658.html

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 30, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

MASTERFUL AND COMPELLING...THE PINNACLE OF POLITICAL PROPAGANDA

And I mean that in a good way. Let me count the ways:

1) The film put people first, with Obama as the "Our Town" narrator. The real folks, by their vox pop testimony, reflected
their light onto Obama, not vice versa. He served as THEIR storyteller, giving voice to THEIR story, and so reinforced his message of change and inspiration.

And a great voiceover, a silver-throated. well-modulated performance to rival James Earl Jones. Obama never needs to worry about work once his office-holding is done; he's a natural-born broadcaster with great pipes.

2. Top-drawer videography, dramatically lit, a moody color palate, perfectly framed, well edited, well-paced, tightly segmented so as to keep viewer attention focused on the content.

3. Great music that set the mood, complemented the words, and underscored the message.

4. Seamless integration between the pre-filmed, packaged segments and the live rally coverage.

One small point: The live portion should have carried a "live" on-screen super, just to add an in-the-moment cue. And the final shots should have been close-ups, not the long aerial view.

But that's nit-picking; this production was the best piece of political persuasion since Bill Clinton's "A Place Called Hope." Actually, even better, because of its skillful interweaving of real people into the narrative that told today's American story.

The follow-up joint appearance by Obama and Bill Clinton forged another memorable political moment. Both men lived up to their billing and the fidelity exhibited on stage seemed heartfelt.

But Obama should have congratulated the Philadelphia Phillies on their World Series win less than two hours earlier, along with a consolation shout-out to the Tampa Bay Rays. We're talking swing-state sports champions here... but that was the only missed opportunity on a transformational night of eleventh-hour politicking.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are engaging in "extrajudicial targeting" of American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens

OR members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 30, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Hello, President Obama (boy, does that feel good to say!) Welcome sir, goodluck, and godspeed as you repair this broken nation of ours. May the Force be with you.

Posted by: we-the-people | October 30, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Why is it so many anti-Obama post-ers can neither spell nor use correct grammar? Just wondering to whom the McCain campaign is truly appealing ... .

Posted by: silver_emrys | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Hello, President Obama (boy, does that feel good to say!) Welcome sir, goodluck, and godspeed as you repair this broken nation of ours. May the Force be with you.

Posted by: we-the-people | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Did you read the front page of USATODAY, Yesterday?:-) It's right inb front of me and unless I am blind or something, it says in big letters on the top left...$230 Million (big ones)
Thanks for your response.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy

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Must be blindness.

"By Kathy Kiely, USA TODAY

SUNRISE, Fla. — Barack Obama pulled out all the political and technological stops Wednesday, barnstorming across Republican territory and blanketing the airwaves.

As an unusual 30-minute commercial aired on several broadcast and cable networks, the Democratic presidential nominee appeared here at a packed basketball arena with his running mate, Joe Biden. In what Obama aide Linda Douglass described as "a bit of a high-wire act," the campaign cut from the pre-taped ad with a live feed from the rally.

Obama's ad ran simultaneously on several broadcast and cable networks at a cost of more than $3 million."

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Good old cynical GOP misinformation machine counting on the ignorance of their Red State brethren. Good luck guys. You're on the wrong side of history.

Posted by: goldbear85 | October 29, 2008 10:58 PM
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Americans for the BEST side of history their country can achieve!
Enough of smear politics. There are WAY BETTER THINGS TO DO out there, don't ya think (...many winks!...)?

Obama-Biden 08

Posted by: think-of-it | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

So lets see;

-A $230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 minute slots on major TV Channels

-A $1 Trillion on social programs, skimmed from increased business taxes.

-He is not a "Socialist"

-And America will be the best place to invest in?

_This must be a nightmare which I shall awaken from...anytime NOW:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Well I already drank the cool-aid. I didn't canvas tonight because I really need a break.

My wife was a supporter as well. However the infomercial took it to a new level. She became teary-eyed over a politician! Actually I think it was the stories of struggling families – but still.

The net effect of the video is that he’s earned the benefit of doubt, in my mind. I figured I’d keep Palin out of the line to succession to the Presidency, and then go back to being a registered independent nobody. The message I heard was that (a) government can’t do it all and (b) for Obama (and the government) to work will require the citizens to get off their ass and help. So I figure he’s going to ask for help before too long – and I’m going to be there. The first time anyway.

Posted by: DonJasper | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Why is it so many anti-Obama post-ers can neither spell nor use correct grammar? Just wondering to whom the McCain campaign is truly appealing ... .

Posted by: silver_emrys | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

So lets see;

-A $230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 minute slots on major TV Channels

-A $1 Trillion on social programs, skimmed from increased business taxes.

-He is not a "Socialist"

-And America will be the best place to invest in?

_This must be a nightmare which I shall awaken from...anytime NOW:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

So lets see;

-A $230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 minute slots on major TV Channels

-A $1 Trillion on social programs, skimmed from increased business taxes.

-He is not a "Socialist"

-And America will be the best place to invest in?

_This must be a nightmare which I shall awaken from...anytime NOW:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Why is it so many anti-Obama posters can neither spell nor use correct grammar? Just wondering to whom the McCain campaign is truly appealing ... .

Posted by: silver_emrys | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Good old cynical GOP misinformation machine counting on the ignorance of their Red State brethren. Good luck guys. You're on the wrong side of history.

Posted by: goldbear85 | October 29, 2008 10:58 PM
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Americans for the BEST side of history their country can achieve!
Enough of smear politics. There are WAY BETTER THINGS TO DO out there, don't ya think (...many winks!...)?

Obama-Biden 08

Posted by: think-of-it | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Well at least he will be able to sell Ronco in his old age.

Posted by: robinhood2 | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

So lets see;

-A $230 Million Infomercial on 3, 30 minute slots on major TV Channels

-A $1 Trillion on social programs, skimmed from increased business taxes.

-He is not a "Socialist"

-And America will be the best place to invest in?

_This must be a nightmare which I shall awaken from...anytime NOW:-)

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Im a Canadian who watched the program & was thoroughly impressed. He has once again proven himself to be a man of compassion,of great intellect & a uniter. As a Canadian, I look forward to an America that will once again use diplomacy over force and bring your great nation back to the stature it once enjoyed on the world stage.
America, please elect Obama not just for yourselves..but for the rest of the world as well!!!

Posted by: Goose3 | October 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS

Obama wants to RE-ASSURE us that he will take care of US.

But he for some reason WILL NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY. At least John McCain and his family take care of each other. They provide jobs, raise money for charities and run charities. Who has OBAMA EVER helped besides himself?

WHO has OBAMA EVER helped????

Look at his South Side District in Chicago - its the murder capital of the US, poorest people, highest unemployment, highest drop out rate, high abortion rate, etc.

And you JIM JONES wannabes think he is going to SAVE the WORLD.....

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango

'Auntie Zeituni', who, with Uncle Omar, dropped out of sight after moving to the US, is backing the presidential candidate from her modest flat

How come Barack doesn't take care of any of his family from either side?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Obama wants to RE-ASSURE us that he will take care of US.

But he for some reason WILL NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY. At least John McCain and his family take care of each other. They provide jobs, raise money for charities and run charities. Who has OBAMA EVER helped besides himself?

WHO has OBAMA EVER helped????

Look at his South Side District in Chicago - its the murder capital of the US, poorest people, highest unemployment, highest drop out rate, high abortion rate, etc.

And you JIM JONES wannabes think he is going to SAVE the WORLD.....

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango

'Auntie Zeituni', who, with Uncle Omar, dropped out of sight after moving to the US, is backing the presidential candidate from her modest flat

How come Barack doesn't take care of any of his family from either side?

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 30, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

No, not much impact because Obama has already secured what he needs to win. It is a done deal. Over.

Ha ha ha, some dead-enders posting here still believe McCain will pull it off. Dream on!

Go Obama

Posted by: johng1 | October 29, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

garygelormino1?

Are you still there?

Or is Donna whipping your butt right now for publishing your home phone number and address in this comment thread and thus endangering the welfare of everyone in your household.

What stupidity. If you worked for Obama, he would fire you immediately.

You're doin' a heckofajob, Gelorminoie!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

It was moving. Powerful. Inspirational.

He's got my vote.

Posted by: RealJakeD | October 29, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

If people actually watch it and don't just flip channels, I think it can make a difference.

A lot of the people that are opposed to Barack are opposed because they're completely unfamiliar to him. A lot of these people think some really wild and zany things.

The main thing Obama needs to do to get their vote is to show them that he's not the crazy muslim unexperienced socialist terrorist that the Republicans are trying to make him out to be.

People will see him in this and be like "Oh wow, he's nothing like they made him out to be. In fact, he seems pretty affable."

I wouldn't be surprised if this turns a McCain's retreat into a rout and Obama's victory into a landslide.

Posted by: zosima | October 29, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

It was excellent and a wonderful example of a bold, exciting new leader who cares about the people of this country! A great American!

Posted by: emptysee | October 29, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

yarborougharts (sorry if i misspeled your name): You wrote:
##the ad cost around 2.3 - 3 million.

not 230 million.""""

Did you read the front page of USATODAY, Yesterday?:-) It's right inb front of me and unless I am blind or something, it says in big letters on the top left...$230 Million (big ones)
Thanks for your response.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 29, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Nothing new from the Messiah..

Typical HOLLYWOOD style presentation. Full of half truths and some lies.

Continues to show his ego and the fact that he looks Presidential in his tailored suits that will be paid for by your campaing contributions, same goes for his wife's clothing... the ones you do not see her in... because she is stocking up for the White House.

Is America finally fed up with the showboat king.. the media hog, the ONE, the MESSIAH.

Beware who you put into the oval office..

Remember Obama is the Messiah, he will write the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in his own IMAGE. You can count take that to the bank.

Posted by: miller51550 | October 29, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

HITLER and Bertha Helen Amalie Riefenstahl
would be envious of this Propaganda Puff piece that shows the "every man".

Commentators should be ashamed of themselves for fawning all over this INFOMERCIAL. He should have aired it on QVC to sale his propaganda material.

Posted by: TexasTeaParty | October 29, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

"I was surprised by my reaction. I cried during the show."

Wow, you're like the third person to say this. I was only paying half attention to it. I need to watch it again.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

A little (big) refreher for when we all sober up here. I am hoping to get some response as how a Congressman with barely a year and a half behind him, would deal with it as our President (bearing in mind that his energy independence policies will take another 2-3 decades to work (if they work):

Iran yesterday signalled its intention to extend its military presence in the world's most important oil conduit, opening a new naval base at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and adding weight to its threats to choke off oil supplies, if the Islamic Republic came under attack.

The inauguration of the new base at Jask was announced by Iran's naval commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, who said it represented a new line of defence, blocking the entry of the "enemy" into the Persian Gulf and the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz, the gateway through which 40% of the world's traded oil passes each day.

As international tensions have grown over Iran's nuclear programme and US allegations of Iranian involvement in Iraq's insurgency, the US has reinforced its naval presence, keeping two aircraft carriers and their battle groups in the Gulf for long periods this year, instead of one. The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Theodore Roosevelt carriers are currently on patrol, and being used for sorties over Iraq.

Iran's deputy army commander, Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Moussavi, commenting on the base's inauguration, said it would represent an "impenetrable naval barrier". As speculation has waxed and waned in recent months over the possibility of a US or an Israeli air strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, the Iranian government has threatened a multi-pronged response, including the possible closure of the Strait of Hormuz.

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 29, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

It seems to me the Obama campaign was seeking to re-enact their nomination speech, partly because the pick of Sarah Palin drained all the oxygen from the room soon after the convention, before pundits had a chance to shower Obama with praise for a well-ochestrated media event.

Posted by: JamesFaulk | October 29, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

I was surprised by my reaction. I cried during the show. It made me realize how hungry I am for a leader who is intelligent, compassionate, and not neurotic. He really tapped into my hopes. Of course, I had already decided to vote for him.

Posted by: CalebMurdock | October 29, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

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" The Obama sock puppets are clearly chatting up this bit o' drivel, but it will have no impact on the rapidly tightening polls. McCain still has a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: greg3 | October 29, 2008 10:36 PM "

Think I'll save this and repost it next week.

It's gonna feel good to rub it in.

Sha Na Na
Na Na Na
Hey, hey, goodbye...............

.

Posted by: osmor | October 29, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Blackwater Contracted to Evict People in Foreclosed Homes

CHICAGO (AP) – Sources have just confirmed that mortgage loan companies are contracting with Blackwater Worldwide to assist in the eviction of people still living in foreclosed homes. Though Blackwater Worldwide has not yet confirmed this, we have several reports of Blackwater contractors stealthily lurking through Chicago in full military fatigues with camouflaged furniture dollies and armored moving vans.

Posted by: tesser_actsoflove1 | October 29, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

sam in new jersey.

the ad cost around 2.3 - 3 million.

not 230 million.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 29, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Herbert Hoover Raised Corporate Taxes Just Before The Great Depression- Obama's admiration for Hoover was left out of his Infomercial!

Obama gives the middle class a $1200 tax cut and more unemployment, as American business will shift more jobs overseas- Even John Kerry Knew That in 2004- proposed a corp tax CUT, and Bill Clinton called removing the payroll tax cap REGRESSIVE- Obama wants to do that too!

McCain wants to give the Middle Class a $300 tax cut and a JOB ina a business friendly environment-


Kevin Hassett
Bloomberg.com
1-9-06

So what explains the advantage gained from locating production overseas?

The most powerful factor appears to be taxes. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate among the world's most developed economies. With a combined federal and state tax rate of 39.3 percent, the U.S. taxes corporations at a rate that is 10 percentage points higher than the average of other nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

In a world of tight margins, a 10-percentage-point disadvantage is humongous. And the U.S. rate is well above that of countries such as Ireland, which has enjoyed an economic boom that coincided with a reduction in corporate taxes to 12.5 percent.

Let's Do It

When companies locate offshore, they can transfer much of their profits to foreign subsidiaries. Thus they avoid U.S. taxes until that time in the distant future when they ship the money home. This helps U.S. companies stay competitive vis-a-vis those already located in low-tax countries. It doesn't create many jobs in the U.S.

This is hardly a partisan issue. Indeed, Democratic Senator John Kerry wisely included a reduction in corporate taxes in his 2004 presidential platform.

Posted by: thecannula | October 29, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

kevinschmidt
Are you tech challenged?
Are you aware of caller ID...call block?...call forwarding?...did you know an Italian invented the phone?...Did you know America is named after an Italian? Amerigo Vespuci.....does that bother a racist neocon like you?...GOOD....hahahahahahahaha

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1

Again you show your stupidity. Again I say for you to look up my account and read some of my posts. Then you will know the full extent of your extreme stupidity.

By the way, I know Donna. Tell her I will be over tonight, again.

She needs a real man like me to do what you can't do.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Fake iranian scribbled:

Please talk your parents, grandparent, kids, friends and family out of voting Democrat this year....YOU ARE NOT A RACIST IF YOU DON'T VOTE FOR HIM..

Posted by: SamInNewJersy |

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Silly wabbit.
Go away now.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

"Ddawd, I thought it was "svreader" who purported to have earned a PhD in physics."

Well, I remember that whoever it was, I actually believed the person. I don't think I would have believed it if it was svreader.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

JustininSydney
Aussies are Americas greatest allies...always fought on our side and never asked for nothin...
During the Korean war (forgotten war)...the Aussies and the Turks (both allies) had to be seperated and kept apart...seemed both groups, after walking 20 miles with full packs..and not finding any enemy...would duke it out with each other....no better fighters in the world mate.

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

bthogan, I heard McSame was going to invite EVERY terrorist organization to come in and use America as a big training ground with live Americans as targets.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

garygelormino1

I'm still waiting for your apology for making false accusations about me.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

I was taught not to beat my own breast, but I can't resist trumpeting the fact that on all sides of my family, we go back to the 16 and 1700's.

I was also taught that all that history means nothing if you don't do the right thing, or if you become a non-working bum.

I am more inclined to see Bill Kristol as a non-working bum than I am to see Barack Obama that way.

You'll have to make up your own mind.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of God...Vote with your heads...THINK...My grandparents moved to this country from Iran, which makes me a 2nd generation American. Because of my ancestors, I know all that there is to know about Iran and all other brutal regimes in this planet...Trust me, it is hard to getaway from for someone like me....WHEN BRUTAL REGIMES AND DIRECT ADVERSARIES OF THIS COUNTRY ENDORSE A US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE PICTURE..
Barak Hussain has had little to no experience as a statesman, and certainly not nearly enough to lead the most powerful nation on the face of this planet...ANY HIGH SCHOOL GRAD COULD FIGURE THAT OUT WITHOUT HELP...
I just finished watching his 30 minutes 'infomercial" on TV and I understand that he has dropped $230 million on these adds alone...HELLO?

If he is so far ahead in the polls, as the media keeps telling us, then how come he needs to advertise himself so much?

Because he knows that Americans don't know him well enough, so he is scrambling for the undecided, and the unaware..

Please talk your parents, grandparent, kids, friends and family out of voting Democrat this year....YOU ARE NOT A RACIST IF YOU DON'T VOTE FOR HIM..

Posted by: SamInNewJersy | October 29, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

30 minute propaganda piece right out of the North Korean play book - Dear Leader Obama, pls tell us another story!

Too all the independents who think we can not do any worse than Bush - yes we can. Don't believe me. Ask the Cubans how things turned out after their agent of change Fidel Castro took power. Castro came to power as a beloved populist but in truth, was a communist who led his country to lose its freedom and prosperity. As bad as Bush has been, Obama will be worse if elected. Think about it before you vote. This guy is not looking out for your interests - only his own hubris.

Posted by: mh53ehawk | October 29, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Will it change minds? What a stupid question. Obviously by now Obama does NOT want minds to change. Irrelevant commentators irritate me.

Posted by: RegisUrgel | October 29, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

kevinschmidt
Are you tech challenged?
Are you aware of caller ID...call block?...call forwarding?...did you know an Italian invented the phone?...Did you know America is named after an Italian? Amerigo Vespuci.....does that bother a racist neocon like you?...GOOD....hahahahahahahaha

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

garygelormino1, just an FYI (I do love your posts btw), kevinschmidt is an Obama supporter. I've seen his posts in the past and he has noted over 160 instances of McCain flip-flops that drove McSame supporters nuts when they tried to paint Obama as a flip-flopper.

On another note, I went to an Obama campaign office here (one of three) and worked next to two Republican Obama supporters. I'm going back this weekend to work the final stretch.

McSame says the polls are wrong; and that's the only statement I've agreed with. I think Obama will win by a huge margin.

Obama's speech tonight was brilliant. He knows how REAL Americans feel; he's been there.

If McCain were to take 10 to 15 minutes of airtime and detail his plan without slinging mud, then he MIGHT recover some of the support that he lost after tonight; but McSame has no plan except to continue to trash Obama. McCain couldn't do it; again, he doesn't have a plan.

Speaking of plan, has McSame had an original thought....EVER? McSame's plans always piggyback off of Obama's.

McSame has pushed a $5000 rebate for EVERY American for health insurance (a redistribution of wealth) and he plans to tax health insurance. What a sleazeball.

With everything that has happened with the McSame campaign, does anyone wonder if McSame really wants to win; his actions have been so counter-productive. I get a strange feeling that McSame is sabotaging his campaign on purpose.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Excellent. Gave him a chance to do basically the convention speech all over again without the two full weeks of "Sarah Saturation" coverage this time around.

Posted by: jaho | October 29, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

well almost everyone has already made up their minds, but it was a great product, well made, intelligent, reflecting a knowledge of the challenges middle America is experiencing.

In the end it's a plus, cannot hurt, good karma.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 29, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

sinking ship gurgles:

I think that many Americans are going to wake up on November 4 and wonder to themselves how a man named John McCain who has served his country all his life with honor could suddenly be that bad and that Barack Obama could be that good.


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you think wrong.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

neocons made a big mistake....they assumed that dems and libs were all tree huggers and sang kumbia all day...the dems are made up of steel workers...truck drivers...high steel workers...brick layers...cement finishers...bulldozer drivers...Army...Navy...Airforce...Marines...longshoremen...waitresses....seamstresses...business owners....Warren Buffets...George Soros's....Red ...Yellow...Black...White...and pinkish beige...and all of em tough enough to take this country back...Dont think so repuke neocon nazis?...The cops...the military is on our side...doubt me?........no you dont doubt me...you know its true...slither off you rats...Americans are taking America back!

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Hi All

I am from Australia, one of the US' closest allies since WW1.

I serve in the military and vote Conservative. I support (from afar) Barack Obama.

A big difference between our politics and the US is how the choices you face are so profound.

Our two main parties have, in the last 15 years, reached agreement on the things you are fighting about: health care (universal coverage, but mandatory private insurance if you can afford it), pensions (full pensions, but mandatory retirement savings) etc.

And, we have implemented middle class tax cuts and support for working families, and now have a baby boom on our hands. The main response to the recent financial disaster has been tax cuts for low income earners and direct grants to pensioners, carers and first home buyers who will spend their money on Australian companies facing a downturn.

Point is
- we are similar countries
- compromises will work
- there is nothing socialist or 'liberal' about what Obama is promoting
- 'flood up' economics works better than trickle down economics, if you support the middle class.

Good luck with your choice.

Justin in Sydney

p.s. Palin is an idiot. If McCain had chosen someone centrist, and competed for the centre, I would have backed him.

p.p.s. Why do your 'values voters' lack the values of charity, mercy, humility and a sense that you are your brother's keeper? Not very Christian of them...


Posted by: JustininSydney | October 29, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

ME!

Don't forget to call me in the middle of the night!

Also, please send my phone number to all the telemarketing firms in America.

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:03 PM

OK! We will!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

The problem with the American system of elections and the greatness of our system is that we all get to vote whether or not we are the least bit informed. McCain changed his strategy when he realized that the American voter could care less that Obama is incredibly inexperienced and without much of a track record to run on so Obama ran on a platform of " the system needs to be torn down and I have the largest sledgehammer you have ever seen". Ted Kennedy lost his chance at the Presidency when his car went off the bridge. If we are not careful it could be the entire country going off the bridge. This is the greatest seduction in the history of American politics. I have written before that I don't think that the Bradley effect will change this election. I think that many Americans are going to wake up on November 4 and wonder to themselves how a man named John McCain who has served his country all his life with honor could suddenly be that bad and that Barack Obama could be that good. The Obama campaign will be studied for years to come by anyone interested in running for office. It has been a beautiful thing to watch as long as you live in Canada.

Posted by: shiptoshore | October 29, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

The infomercial was terrific for the simple reason that the more people see of Obama the more they like him. What came across most was the compassion he feels for ordinary Americans who are struggling, and his desire to put them first, ahead of the huge corporations that have controlled our politicians and our politics for the last eight years.

The only thing better than seeing Obama on tv is seeing him in person, which I got to do today in Raleigh, NC. It was thrilling and inspirational to hear him speak, and all 26,000 Tarheels who showed up for the rally were enthusiastic in their support!

Obama '08! YES, WE CAN!

Posted by: bclark3 | October 29, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1

Obama doesn't need butt heads like you to screw up his campaign.

Also, why do you feel you are entitled to break the rules of WaPo's comment section by making personal attacks and posting personal information?

You are behaving just like a Neocon Nazi.

Pathetic!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

McInsaniacs were there 2000 years ago...they screamed "GIVE US BARABAS"...they are here today and scream "GIVE US MCSAME"
Their pieces of silver burning a hole in their purses.

They are truely the filth of the earth. The war mongers, the hate spreaders, the cancer of a community. Neocon nazis and internet gestapo...cowards everyone of them, not one will crawl from under the rocks they cower under.

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Ddawd, I thought it was "svreader" who purported to have earned a PhD in physics.

"Toritto" and "Mancuso", I hope you guys get to meet.

My wife and 26 year old daughter cried during the infomercial.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 29, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

We are so very tribal. For evidence, just look at these comments. I belong to the following tribes: Redskins fan, liberal Democrat, computer nerd, Boy Scout leader, grew-up-in-Alabama-and-proud-of-it, etc etc etc

But there’s one tribe that I’m proudest to be a member of: the tribe that believes, no, KNOWS that the worth of an individual really has diddly to do with their tribal affiliations. I believe that Senator Obama, Senator McCain, and Senator Biden are all members of this tribe. Unfortunately, I’m not so sure about Governor Palin.

I truly believe that Senator Obama made a persuasive case tonight that his primary loyalty is to the big tribe, the American tribe.

Posted by: DaddyO1 | October 29, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

I heard Obama's gonna use a copy of Das Kapital instead of a Bible at the inauguration and then he's gonna force that Dobson fella to marry him and Joe Biden. Someone please put out the light.

Posted by: bthogan | October 29, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

I won't be happy for just a Obama or Dem win that sweeps America...ive made my wishes abundantly clear and hold nothing back

I want to see neocon nazi's swinging from every cherry tree in Washington DC

I want bread with my circus and demand blood to wash the filth of the past 8 years down the sewers

Some may think i speak to harsh...I say I speak not harsh enough...for the blood of innocents sent to die in wars based on lies...for the death of untold numbers of innocent babies, women, men, boys and girls...the theft of an entire countries wealth and honor.

Those who have not the stomach for such justice...knit strong ropes and stay home...but true American patriots are deamanding justice.

I know 92 year old women wearing babushkas who would cut their eyes out with wooden spoons....and grin about it

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

If you feel that Mexicans who cross our borders to work our farms are the reason you have troubles, you need to vote for McCain.

If you feel that what's wrong with the American economy today is that too many black people are getting too much money from the federal government, you need to vote for McCain.

Hopefully that leaves a few people smart enough to vote for Obama.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

"The bar exam is extremely easy. I just passed the New York bar exam again this summer, despite having not studied any law for more than a decade. So I’ve taken three bar exams, and passed all three of them."

Hahaha, this is the same guy who purported to have a PhD in physics

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

It is 4:10 here in Madrid. I have stayed awake so that I could see a reprise of Obama´s presentation. There were moments when I had tears in my eyes listening to him and many Americans facing a dire economy and the problems they have. His entire presentation was inspiring. No one could say that he does not speak in specifics about what he will try to accomplish as President of our great country. Leonard , Madrid,Spain

Posted by: operas6 | October 29, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice production values but I didn't need the pep-talk. I took the opportunity to vote early last week... for Obama.

Posted by: srsjones825 | October 29, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

A once in a lifetime blessing and change agent who inspire so many to believe again that change is possible. Thanks Barack Obama 2008-2012!

Posted by: Vonnie932 | October 29, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

sahildmehta, McSame touts change, but runs his campaign like Bush 2000 and 2004. If anything, I'm glad he's doing it because it just reminds us all that McSame is four more years of Bush.

McSame has no plan and will NOT win.


Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

The Wingnuts are seeing their 90's power grap being yanked away from them because of their own incompetence and they're throwing a tantrum. After controlling the white house for the last eight years and controlling congress for ten of the last twelve years they've proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that conservatism is a failed ideology and now they're panicking because they're getting their arses kicked.


Here's some straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJThPjvscFs
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I think this will have a real effect on undecideds. Obviously Obama isn't going to get the racist vote, but it sent the message of hope in combination with actual policy plans.

I think it was like having the DNConvention all over again.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

corridorg4 | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM wrote:

LoryJones, you are lying. You know you are lying. You are hoping that people are too lazy to actually seek out the truth. It's getting really annoying that your own candidate can't seal the deal, so you need to drum up fake controversies.

_______________________________________
Hey, Corridorg4,
When we catch Obama lying and you're still in the clouds to not hear it, will it still be a lie?

Not lies from me, just lots of research and observation. KEEN observation. As for the LA Times link, it's there in living color. You can even e-mail them! Now, if that's a lie, I'm a better master at it than I thought.

Posted by: Loryjones | October 29, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

goldbear. I choose B.

Posted by: kvaldemar | October 29, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

neocon jane spits:

Senator Obama is willfully deceiving you and me when he says that no one making under $250,000 will see an increase in their taxes. If I were keeping score, I'd call that Tax Lie #1.

By Ned Barnett
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/senator_obamas_four_tax_increa.html

Posted by: JANESCHE


--------------

Ned Barnett is one of the slime balls who went after Kerry and his war medals.

Jane is a known Neocon.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Vote.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

I liked the music score.

Posted by: wangbang747 | October 29, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

He used multiple e-mail accounts to open many several dozen Washington Post comment nics

Octo44
jlopez09
sagereader
JANESCHE
flygirlc1722003
greg3
37thandOSt
dashriprock
kevinschmidt
Loryjones
jammer88

All the same person

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

kevinschmidt;
I realise you will feel great sorrow for the loss of Bush and the resounding loss of McSame.
I am right now playing the worlds smallest Stradivarius Violin for you.
I also know you still mourn the loss of Hitler and Benito Mussolini...again I play the worlds smallest Stradivarius Violin....hows that...louder you say....sure...hahahahahahah

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

"I voted for Hillary in the Primary . . . then I learned more about Obama . . . (I was going to vote for him) but I watched him tonight and I still don't trust him . . . but the clincher for me was when I found out about his Marxist viewpoints and his connections to other radicals, the press doesn't want us to know," said Octo44 in an earlier post.

Reading that, how many of you:

A) believe Octo44 is really a Hillary supporting Democrat; or

B) do you believe he's just a Dem posing GOP loving "McCainocon" who is transparently trying to sanitize those "same old, same old" McCain/Palin lies?

Uhhh . . .I choose . . .Answer B?

Good old cynical GOP misinformation machine counting on the ignorance of their Red State brethren. Good luck guys. You're on the wrong side of history.

Posted by: goldbear85 | October 29, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

JANECHE, stop using a different name, you're sagereader...

Again, because you lack knowledge or thinking skills greater than what Rush Limbaugh has fed you, here are facts...

People who own stocks in IRAs, 401ks, etc., do not pay capital gains tax. If they choose to make deposits into these investment vehicles that are tax-deferred, they will be taxed at regular income levels when they withdrawal it NOT CAPITAL GAINS. My Roth IRA is setup where I make deposits into it after I've paid income tax, so I will not be taxed when I withdrawal my IRA.

Just stop lying you d-bag, nobody believes you...

Posted by: Fuzzy21 | October 29, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

"1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are under-achieving a fair shake."

Funny you should say this. I was out in Vegas last year and talking to an old time dealer who was giving us lessons. He mentioned about tipping the dealer to get them on your good side, and how in the old days (before corporations like Harrahs came in) the dealers kept their tips. Now, all tips are collected at the end of a shift and split equally. So yeah, it already happens in some industries.

That said, you -do- realize that when you pay taxes, that money goes to the federal government to distribute to various programs, including those to help people that are in need? Like food stamp programs, shelters, jobs programs? This is how our government's worked for many years, so if that's socialism, this country became socialist a LONG time ago.

Posted by: kmcandrew | October 29, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... First it's $250k, now it's down to $200K. When he's president, it'll go down to $50K ("Oops, sorry, suckers, I miscalculated.")

"The Democratic party must have more humility," says the Great One to Charlie Gibson as he appears in his own half-hour show about --- HIMSELF! The same tired tale about his mother and his [loser] father, on and on, zzzzzzzzzz.........

Talks about "changing the Constitution." REALLY?

Ever wonder how much he paid those four families to tell about their woes, which is no more intense than anyone else's? Betcha he made them sign a contract to give up all their rights to fame and fortune and recompense once the tape hits the air -- just like he's going to make the rest of us give up our rights.

The handwriting is on the wall. Are we literate enough to read it?

Posted by: Loryjones | October 29, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

AverageJane wrote, "Obama is making history, who could've ever predicted we'd live to see the day that a Black man would be capable of buying the White House. With a little help from 3+ million of his closest friends. I donated $1200 myself, best real estate deal I ever made."

The really funny thing is that caucasians whose ancestors have been enriched by killing native americans as though they were buffalo and by working african-americans as though they were horses feel entitled to diss Obama.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

He used multiple e-mail accounts to open many several dozen Washington Post comment nics

JANESCHE
flygirlc1722003
greg3
37thandOSt
dashriprock
kevinschmidt
Loryjones |

All the same person

Posted by: garygelormino1

Shut the hell up garygelomino1!

Don't accuse me of being anyone other than who I say I am.

Take your stupid paranoid delusions and take a hike!

You are the only Neocon Nazi around here by making baseless accusations against people!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I love some of these posts like Octo44 who claims he/she voted for Hilary and then goes on diatribe against Obama. You phony. Pretending to be objective you reveal yourself by making a reference to some obscure/fascist report we are supposed to read to change our mind. All you revealed is the usual cheap, dirty tricks perfected over decades by the GOP. You are a wacko right winger, not to mention a liar!!

Posted by: Obadiah55 | October 29, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I notice that people still do not trust Obama. Well, he will demonstrate by his performance that he deserves your trust. The question that you should ask is "Do I trust John McCain?" You have seen enough to know that he has thrown all of his principles out of the window to try to win this election. He is the modern day Faust. He has sold his soul to the devil to win. One problem with Obama is that he is so new on the scene. People like Obama come along so rarely that we do not recognize them for the genuine people that they are. Obama should get your support, and he welcomes your prayers.

Posted by: EarlC | October 29, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Wonderful message, excellent production of the infomercial. Not once did he put anybody down. He never slammed President Bush or John McCain, In fact, I don't think he once mentioned the words Bush , Republican, or McCain. I don't even think he said the word Democrat . He just let people talk about how hard a time they were having making it and he talked about how hard a time they were having making it and how he wanted to make things better for them and take us beyond a point where we just have a stalemate and no problems ever get solved.

Posted by: majorteddy | October 29, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Are you the guy who sits at the Denny's breakfast counter and complains about the bottomless cup of coffee...16 hours a day...7 days a week?

Posted by: garygelormino1

Complaining about other people complaining?

HA! HA! HA! HA!

What a whiner you are garygelormino1!

Does the thought of a President Obama get under your skin?

GOOD! He'll be under your skin for the next eight years!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

He used multiple e-mail accounts to open many several dozen Washington Post comment nics

JANESCHE
flygirlc1722003
greg3
37thandOSt
dashriprock
kevinschmidt
Loryjones |

All the same person

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, nasty trolls are the superheros of democracy. They will fight on so long as there is an internet.

Posted by: greg3 | October 29, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

(updated) Senator Obama has also said that he will raise capital gains taxes from 15 percent to 20 percent. He says he's aiming at "fat cats" who make above $250,000. However, while only 1 percent of Americans make a quarter-million dollars, roughly 50 percent of all Americans own stock – and while investments that are through IRAs, 401Ks and in pension plans are not subject to capital gains, those stocks in personal portfolios are subject to capital gains, no matter what the owner’s income is. However, according to the US Congress’s Joint Economic Committee Study, “Recent data released by the Federal Reserve shows that nearly half of all U.S. households are stockholders. In the last decade alone, the number of stockholders has jumped by over fifty percent.” This is clear – a significant number of all Americans who earn well under $250,000 a year will feel this rise in their capital gains taxes.
Under "President" Obama, if you sell off stock and earn a $100,000 gain -- perhaps to help put your children through college -- instead of paying $15,000 in capital gains taxes today, you'll pay $20,000 under Obama's plan. That's a full one-third more, and it applies no matter how much you earn.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/senator_obamas_four_tax_increa.html

Posted by: JANESCHE | October 29, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

jlopezo9, you speak remarkably good english.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

The right wingers are pulling out all kinds of smears. That is why the Democrats need so much money to fight it. McCain has put himself in the gutter along with Palin, Rove, Schmidt et al. Go Obama.

Posted by: taid | October 29, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

John McCain's swipes at Obama for airing the infomercial are simply a case of sour grapes. If McCain had more money, wouldn't he air something like it? Oh wait, he wouldn't. John McCain has led one of the most bumbling, ineffective and undisciplined campaigns in recent history. The only "innovative" ideas coming from the campaign have been disastrous -- picking Palin, lipstick on a pig, the campaign "suspension"...

Posted by: sahildmehta | October 29, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

No matter what Senator Obama calls it, requiring us to pay more taxes amounts to a tax increase. This got me wondering what other Americans will have to pay when the tax cuts lapse.

For a married family, filing jointly and earning $75,000 a year, this increase will be $3,074. For those making just $50,000, this increase will be $1,512. Despite Senator Obama's claim, even struggling American families making just $25,000 a year will see a tax increase -- they'll pay $715 more in 2010 than they did in 2007. Across the board, when the tax cuts lapse, working Americans will see significant increases in their taxes, even if their household income is as low as $25,000. See the tables at the end of this article.

Check this for yourself. Go to http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/ and pull up the 1040 instructions for 2000 and 2007 and go to the tax tables. Based on your 2007 income, check your taxes rates for 2000 and 2007, and apply them to your taxable income for 2007. In 2000 -- Senator Obama's benchmark year -- you would have paid significantly more taxes for the income you earned in 2007. The Bush Tax Cuts, which Senator Obama has said he will allow to lapse, saved you money, and without those cuts, your taxes will go back up to the 2000 level. Senator Obama doesn't call it a "tax increase," but your taxes under "President" Obama will increase -- significantly.

Senator Obama is willfully deceiving you and me when he says that no one making under $250,000 will see an increase in their taxes. If I were keeping score, I'd call that Tax Lie #1.

By Ned Barnett
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/senator_obamas_four_tax_increa.html

Posted by: JANESCHE | October 29, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh what great memories, growing up in 'communist/sandinista' Nicaragua I remember that the 'leaders of the revolution' loved to broadcast their message in long prime time speaches in all TV channels. I guess Obama was taught from the same book.

Posted by: jlopez09 | October 29, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Faux-Hillary supporter breathlessly confessed:

But the clincher for me was when I found out about his Marxist viewpoints and his connections to other radicals, the press doesn't want us to know.

-----------------

we're thrilled you joined McCain's team. we don't need people who actively choose to be ignorant. buh-bye!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

JUST SO WE ALL VOTE…………………

"NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES"

As of November 5, 2008, if President Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:

1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are under-achieving a fair shake.

2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves. This will help those who are too busy for overtime to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.

3. All top management will now be referred to as the government. We will not participate in this pooling experience because the law doesn't apply to us.

4. The government will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging its workers to continue to work hard for the good of all.

5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it's
good to spread the wealth. Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more patriotic.

6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks. Don't feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free foods stamps and he'll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can't pay your mortgage.

If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flatscreen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn't all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?)!!!

If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies take it up with yourself on November 4th while you are still free to do so.

Posted by: JANESCHE | October 29, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

I believe in the First Amendment, but after reading the kinds of rants that show up on most comment pages, I despair. After the election, perhaps these nasty trolls will return to their basement lairs, mumble into their diet sodas and stop spreading their paranoid/pathetic "thoughts" on-line.

Posted by: sarahebwhite | October 29, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Married couples tend to chose partners of similar IQ. So much for unsubstantiated claims that Balack is a genius.

"Michelle Obama failed the bar exam

Steve Sailer reports that Michelle Obama failed the July 1988 Illinois bar exam.

The bar exam is extremely easy. I just passed the New York bar exam again this summer, despite having not studied any law for more than a decade. So I’ve taken three bar exams, and passed all three of them.

This information indicates that Michelle Obama was either (1) woefully underqualified to be admitted to Harvard Law School (no doubt being black helped); or (2) exceptionally lazy; or (3) both. It should be pointed out that she had a job lined up at Sidley Austin (BIGLAW), and those jobs don’t start until after the summer bar exam, so she had the opportunity to study full-time for the bar exam and thus she has no excuse for failing it."

Dumb, Da, Dumb, Dumb.

Posted by: greg3 | October 29, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

He used multiple e-mail accounts to open many several dozen Washington Post comment nics

flygirlc1722003
greg3
37thandOSt
dashriprock
jd5024
kevinschmidt
Loryjones |

All the same person

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

A great program. Barack is all class. McCain shows you what it means to have money and no culture. McCain has no class! I want a President who is classy, intelligent, thoughtful, and "presidential." McCain has shown very little tendency to be "presidential." He is petty, sarcastic, egotistic, arrogant, and sometimes senile. Palin has obviously been promoted above her competence.

I pray that America accepts the opportunity that an Obama presidency offers. The Republicans should not be allowed back into the White House after what we have suffered for eight years. Being a country at war for the better part of 5 years is a lot more than I bargained for as a proud American. I think that my tax dollars have been wasted by Bush.

Posted by: EarlC | October 29, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama is making history, who could've ever predicted we'd live to see the day that a Black man would be capable of buying the White House. With a little help from 3+ million of his closest friends. I donated $1200 myself, best real estate deal I ever made.

Posted by: AverageJane | October 29, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

The first thing President Obama should do is close Guantanamo Bay. That will free up some money! And how much money would we save if the Iraqis actually paid for this war instead of the American people????

Posted by: corridorg4 | October 29, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Most of my friends are Democrats and voted for Hillary in the Primary. I voted for Hillary in the Primary. When she lost, I didn't think I was going to vote for Obama, later I came around and decided to. But then I learned more about Obama. Frankly, I just don't trust him at all. I watched him tonight and I still don't trust him. Just the same old same old. And there are a number of other reasons why I don't. But the clincher for me was when I found out about his Marxist viewpoints and his connections to other radicals, the press doesn't want us to know. The connection that concerns me the most is his connection to a friend of his named Raila Odinga, a radical Marxist from Africa. Its just too much to explain here, but here is a link to a website that pretty much explains it in detail. The title of the article is Barack Obama & Raila Odinga - Just Another Terrorist From The Hood - Link: http://www.thexreport.com

Posted by: Octo44 | October 29, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Like an earlier person said, I always get nervous when he plans something this big, and then he always hits it out of the park. He's not even elected yet and I already feel a sense of security and confidence in his decision making. It's funny to me that he's run such a flawless campaign that the right wing has to resort to calling him a "secret" Muslim and a "secret" Communist. They imply you don't know something about him, because what you do know is very confidence-inspiring. It's easy for me to understand how anyone living in this country over the past eight years would have trust issues with their elected leaders...but he's SO calm and collected, so thoughtful and empathetic, that it's hard for me to imagine a realistic perspective of him that wouldn't at least allow that he has the best of intentions for this country. I was an ardent Hillary supporter, but Barack Obama has brought me over to his side, and now I can't imagine anyone else leading this country forward. Obama '08!

Posted by: Jessmezzo | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Everyone on Washington Post knows that there is only one poster here for the neocon nazis.

He used multiple e-mail accounts to open many several dozen Washington Post comment nics

greg3
37thandOSt
dashriprock
jd5024
kevinschmidt

All the same person

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I WORKED OVER 30 YEARS IN A STEEL MILL TIL IT WAS CLOSED DOWN 4 YEARS AGO...I was middle class, now I am one of the Working Poor...JOHN McCain when you lose this election in two weeks - what will you have to go back too???? WELL LETS SEE -----

(1) 7 TO 9 Houses - no ones really sure!!!!
(2) 13 Cars at last count
(3) Your government paid health care...
(4) You and your wealthy wife have 100,000,000 million dollars to fall back on in hard times.

So unlike many Americans, I don't think you will have to find several part-time jobs just to keep your head above water!!!.....

FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU...FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME!!!

I'M VOTING STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFDc4M_PMNk


Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

LoryJones, you are lying. You know you are lying. You are hoping that people are too lazy to actually seek out the truth. It's getting really annoying that your own candidate can't seal the deal, so you need to drum up fake controversies.

Posted by: corridorg4 | October 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just found out today that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flunked the California bar four times. He still hasn't passed. Another highly talented diversity politician lining his pockets with public funds.

Posted by: greg3 | October 29, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Barack has learned to throw darts instead of pillows.

That takes awhile (speaking as a history lecturer myself). Just in time.

This may not change hearts & minds -- who tuned in? But it sure made me proud to be a volunteer and campaigner for BO. Deep deep in this man's vision is authenticity -- he CARES about those people he is talking about -- us. As he has said from Day One, this is about US, not him.

Now are we willing to go to work the next six days?
and then compel those folks on K Street and in the "filibuster-proof minority" to give us back our democracy, our country, our security and well-being.

And meanwhile, aren't Barack & Michelle and their two cuties just the people you'd like to have in your neighborhood, your book group, your church, your day-care, your dinner table?
A new America? -- why, they are the kids I've worked so hard to raise up, believing . . .

God bless and protect Barack Obama!

Old_Boh

Posted by: OldBoh | October 29, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Yes we can.

Posted by: crawfam | October 29, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

For all of you who think that this pretty talker will end all your woes, give you free money, a plethora of jobs and world peace, you itchin' for a lickin' of reality from the Great Thrasher.

For the rest of you who are still undecided, take a look at this, from the LA Times, the paper who endorses and Obama and refuses to release a video tape of Obama's farewell dinner with a Palestinian terrorist:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-obamamideast10apr10,0,1780231,full.story

Read the last paragraph. Gosh, didn't he say that about Rev. Wright just a few months ago?

This megalomaniac's choice of associates shows unbelievably bad judgment. Any American with even half a brain won't want this loser to be president.

Posted by: Loryjones | October 29, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Toritto, one of life's great injustices is that you and I won't get to share a beer or a glass of wine on the night of November 4'th or the morning of November 5'th.

One of life's treats has been meeting you here.

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

"McCain still has a 50/50 chance."

Yeah, right. 5%, tops.

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 29, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama stands head and shoulders above the hate mongers, the nay sayers and power grubbing zealots of the religious right who insist that you and I do what they say but not what they do, that there is simply no comparison. Why in the name of what is holy and good for this country would you vote for Palin to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? for McCain to perpetuate four more years of Bush disaster? why would you link yourselves with the lying hate mongering fools of Fox t.v. and Rush? It's time to save this country from ruin. The only way I can see to do that is vote for the most intelligent, visionary and positive candidate out there, Barack. Prepare to go home Republicans. You had eight years and you nearly ruined this country. We're about to take it back!

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | October 29, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Despite all predictions, this election is not, in fact, about Bush. He's a non-entity in it all.

That's fairly remarkable. And against the odds, the McCain/Palin campaign has managed to suck entirely on its own. Sure, the Democrats wanted to paint McCain (accurately, when it comes to nearly all actual policy positions) as the second coming of Bush. But McCain resisted the label, and instead found ways to suck that were completely independent of his ties to Bush.

McCain: He's terrible at giving speeches, yes. His policies are dismal, and more to the point are badly elucidated -- when he's willing to talk about them at all. We know he's for the Iraq War: we don't know anything he intends to do differently, except do more of it and presume it'll all work out this time around. His choice of Palin for the number two spot was, from the standpoint of anyone not a hardcore conservative, bizarre, and smacked of the erratic, shoot-from-the-hip nature of decision making that his past detractors had warned of. His campaign managers have been vitriolic towards the press, and dismissive of the public, and as erratic as their own candidate. His vaunted surrogates have played a round-robin game of publicly humiliating themselves and their candidate (attaching himself to Phil Gramm, noted hellspawn of all that is economically manipulative and devastating, was an inspired touch.) And his behavior during this economic crisis -- making a show of tooling down to Washington to "solve" things, and having his party dissolve into chaos around him, and then rejoining his campaign with nothing "solved" at all, and things in fact much, much worse, and looking for all the world like a man who has just been pied in the face by circumstance -- has been a complete and very public fiasco. He has done his very best to manage to convince everyone that he is, in fact, not anything like presidential material. He's never looked less presidential.

Oh -- and his more impromptu surrogates, people like "Joe the Plumber" and "Tape #254 Of Sarah Palin Saying Something Crazy" and "Campaign Supporter Not Really Attacked At ATM" have added a burnt-popcorn, sideshow quality to the campaign. That hasn't helped.

So... congratulations to McCain, I guess. He managed to do the seemingly impossible -- be trailing in the election not because people were deathly tired of George W. Bush and didn't want anything to do with his party, but because people are deathly tired of John McCain, as well. And I think the award needs to be shared communally, because at all levels of the Republican Party, candidates seem to be going out of their way to make themselves similarly dislikable, out of touch, or (and this is the favorite approach) be ranting with such gusto about the incipient socialism if any of you poor cretins out there dare get better healthcare or a more stable economy that they seem, to be blunt, f---ing nuts.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

kevinschmidt
Why are you here?

Are you the guy who sits at the Denny's breakfast counter and complains about the bottomless cup of coffee...16 hours a day...7 days a week?

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Please clone him and send him up here to Canada!

The world needs more Obama. We're putting our faith in you to make it happen.

Please don't blow it...

Posted by: ngeisler | October 29, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The Obama sock puppets are clearly chatting up this bit o' drivel, but it will have no impact on the rapidly tightening polls. McCain still has a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: greg3 | October 29, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

It was great! I'm going to vote for BARACK OBAMA! 12 times, at least! And then I'm going to buy 47 Ronco Vegematics, and 17 cubic zirconia bracelets on HSN, and at least a dozen Soloflex machines!

I can't wait to get my first rebate check from President Obama after he takes all that money from the rich people who stole it from me in the first place!

Posted by: jd5024 | October 29, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an inspirational speaker and as president will be a vast improvement over Bush. But, he won't be able to deliver on all his promises. There will be many impediments, the first and foremost being inadequate funds.

Posted by: rochester1 | October 29, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Pdiddy;
37thandOSt blames the loss of his $7.25 an hour Walmart job on a Black American female boss who really didnt want to fire him...he just couldnt stop drinking from the mens urinals in the Walmart restrooms...he's living in a cardboard box at the edge of a Holiday Inn Express parking lot and taps into the free WIFI internet access

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA SLICES!

HE DICES!

HE EVEN MAKES JULIENNE FRIES!

FOR ONLY $9.99 OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

OFFER AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!


OBAMA'S COMMERCIAL IS ABOUT EFFECTIVE AS THE GHINSO KNIVES.

EVERY AMERICAN SAW THE COMMERCIAL BUT DID YOU EVER SEE ANYONE BUY THEM? NOOOOO!!!!


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OBAMA IS AN AS SEEN ON TV COMMERICIAL!

OBAMA IS TRYING TO GET THE FLORIDA VOTE.

TOO MANY PEOPLE IN FLORIDA DOUBT WHAT THEY SEE AND HEAR.

OBAAM IS TOO INVOLVED WITH TERRORIST FREINDS LIKE KHALID, TONY REZKO, WILLIAM AYERS AND NADMI AUCHI THE IRAQI BILLIONAIRE.

Posted by: flygirlc1722003 | October 29, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Vankras,

Thank you for your concern, but you are severely confused. The support for Obama has nothing to do with worship. Worship is what Republicans feel for Sarah Palin. The excitement about Obama is the OPPOSITE of worship. It is the knowledge that the people of this country, working together, can - with the help of a leadership that wants to work with them, rather than doing things TO them, can take it back once, and hopefully, for all.

Small donations from millions of people can take back our government from the obscene and corrupt influence of large corporations and special interests. In fact, it's the ONLY thing than can overwhelm their deep, deep pockets. Yes, I know, if you happen to be a Republican, you think that these corporations, like beneficent monarchs, are not being shown sufficient gratitude. Now they will take their ball and go home, and we will all suffer for it. Well, like a king who has gone mad with their own power, these folks need to be replaced. No more CEOs making as much as 1000 workers. Now that they are all begging, hat in hand, for government bailouts, the idea that any CEO is so smart that he deserves this type of tribute, with a golden parachute to boot when he screws up, is dead. In reality, the only thing they were good for was financial chicanery and a quarterly report bottom line mentality that has weakened our companies greatly in comparison to international competition.

So don't worry. Obama is not worshipped. He will be held accountable, and unlike Mad King George, McCain, and especially Caribou Barbie, feels that he should be.

Posted by: orrg1 | October 29, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

WaPo, a business that makes all of its money from advertising wants to know if spending money on advertising will change minds.

I can just here their account reps talking everyone out of spending money on print ads. No wonder WaPo is going down the drain.

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 29, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Despite all predictions, this election is not, in fact, about Bush. He's a non-entity in it all.

That's fairly remarkable. And against the odds, the McCain/Palin campaign has managed to suck entirely on its own. Sure, the Democrats wanted to paint McCain (accurately, when it comes to nearly all actual policy positions) as the second coming of Bush. But McCain resisted the label, and instead found ways to suck that were completely independent of his ties to Bush.

McCain: He's terrible at giving speeches, yes. His policies are dismal, and more to the point are badly elucidated -- when he's willing to talk about them at all. We know he's for the Iraq War: we don't know anything he intends to do differently, except do more of it and presume it'll all work out this time around. His choice of Palin for the number two spot was, from the standpoint of anyone not a hardcore conservative, bizarre, and smacked of the erratic, shoot-from-the-hip nature of decision making that his past detractors had warned of. His campaign managers have been vitriolic towards the press, and dismissive of the public, and as erratic as their own candidate. His vaunted surrogates have played a round-robin game of publicly humiliating themselves and their candidate (attaching himself to Phil Gramm, noted hellspawn of all that is economically manipulative and devastating, was an inspired touch.) And his behavior during this economic crisis -- making a show of tooling down to Washington to "solve" things, and having his party dissolve into chaos around him, and then rejoining his campaign with nothing "solved" at all, and things in fact much, much worse, and looking for all the world like a man who has just been pied in the face by circumstance -- has been a complete and very public fiasco. He has done his very best to manage to convince everyone that he is, in fact, not anything like presidential material. He's never looked less presidential.

Oh -- and his more impromptu surrogates, people like "Joe the Plumber" and "Tape #254 Of Sarah Palin Saying Something Crazy" and "Campaign Supporter Not Really Attacked At ATM" have added a burnt-popcorn, sideshow quality to the campaign. That hasn't helped.

So... congratulations to McCain, I guess. He managed to do the seemingly impossible -- be trailing in the election not because people were deathly tired of George W. Bush and didn't want anything to do with his party, but because people are deathly tired of John McCain, as well. And I think the award needs to be shared communally, because at all levels of the Republican Party, candidates seem to be going out of their way to make themselves similarly dislikable, out of touch, or (and this is the favorite approach) be ranting with such gusto about the incipient socialism if any of you poor cretins out there dare get better healthcare or a more stable economy that they seem, to be blunt, f---ing nuts.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I had to watch the show on U-Tube, I spent the evening with my daughter at the Vienna Virginia Halloween Parade. We cheered the Obama section. I believe our part of Virginia will provide a significant margin for Obama, and help send a Democratic Senator and Congressman to Washington.

The show provides real hope for the American middle class. I am looking forward to better years

Posted by: edwardatvienna | October 29, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

First, the infomerical was very effective. It was a well-crafted and professional masterpiece that addressed many of the key issues facing the nation today.

Second, it accomplished its purpose in showing that Barack Obama is Presidential and not a threat to any American citizen.

Third, those posters to this blog and others that continue to rant about the alleged lack of experience of Barack Obama obviously do not know that he has more experience than Abraham Lincoln did when he was elected. Barack Obama also has more experience than George W. Bush. Those who look at John McCain as the "experienced" candidate fail to consider that his experience has been essentially doing the same thing over and over again. Even in regard to his military experience, John McCain never had any long-term sustained executive duties. He was a pilot who crashed multiple times and who spent a great portion of his career in a prison camp. Neither of these segments of his career offered the kinds of opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of President of the United States in the 21st century.

Fourth, my big disappointment with the infomerical was that it did not provide more evidence to refute the false claims still on the Internet alleging that he is not a Christian. There are even some ignorant people who claim that he was not even born in the United States. Since this was the "closing argument", I think that those issues should have been dealt with and laid to rest.

Fifth, people who claim that the policies advocated by Barack Obama are "socialist" only reveal their own ignorance of what constitutes socialism. The people who make such claims were obviously asleep in civics class.

Barack Obama will win the 2008 election in a landslide!

Posted by: lavinsr | October 29, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The media didnt put words in Sarah Plain Stupids mouth...the media didnt knock up her daughter.
The media didnt cause her to be found guilty of ethics violations.
The media didnt make her lie about reading papers she never read. The media didnt buy her $150,000.00 worth of threads...non Italian threads too...The media didnt do anything too Sarah Plain Stupid....you might as well blames Monika Lewinskis oral fetish with the media while your at it...minkya your an idiot

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this 37th and 0 guy is way, way, way beyond annoying. I'm all for good intellectual discourse, but this guy brings nothing to the table whatsoever.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 29, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

No attacks, 30 minutes of looking forward.
He's going to get 2 days of nationwide media cycles from this that would have cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Basically, Obama just had a second Democratic convention in 30-minutes, 5 days before polls open. Even if he gets a small post convention bounce of 1 or 2%, the difference is such that in some states, it will take 49% to 50.1%.

Posted by: asja | October 29, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

OMG McCain Is A Socialist!


Down in the polls, John McCain's new Divide & Flail™ strategy is to call Barack Obama's tax cut for 95% of Americans "socialism."


Well, McCain must have once been a socialist, because it turns out that for years he supported higher taxes on the wealthy to pay for lower taxes on the middle-class.


The YouTube don't lie:
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OMG! Oh No, Palin Is A Socialist Too!


It's not just McCain -- Sarah Palin is a socialist too! Hendrik Hertzberg notes (emphasis added):


"A few weeks before Palin was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that "we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."


Here's the mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/11/03/081103taco_talk_hertzberg
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

This comment is for ontheblvd you say this was a script by obama well what about the real actor everyone voted for Reagan that the right thought was the best thing since sliced bread. He was the one who invented the trickle down crap that has not worked and that W has finally laid to rest.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

37thandOSt
No one likes a crack dealer trying to sell poison ....thats all you are and everyone here on Washington Post knows it...you Wouldnt dare try and sell that smack on Murray Hill in Little Italy in east Cleveland Ohio..on Mullberry street in NY city...anywhere balltuggers like me hang out....stay anonymous behind that PC screen stugots....

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was great. I really liked the personal stories of the individual people. It also introduced Obama very well to people who don't follow politics.

Posted by: sk12345 | October 29, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

"so what has the Obama campaign been doing to Sarah Palin for the past 8 weeks."

The Obama campaign formally hasn't done much about Sarah Palin.

The media and normal people have exposed her for the patently unqualified ultraconservative extremist that she is.

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 29, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Outstanding! Americans will be looking forward to Inauguration Day this time!

Posted by: JMcCSF | October 29, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the nutcases are really out in force tonight. I liked how Obama used the examples of ordinary working and retired Americans and showed how his proposals would help them. I also liked how Obama talked about his mother and how her struggles near the end of her life influenced him.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | October 29, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

It was a perfect infomercial for democrats.

Little book, Big Pictures.
See Barack Run, watch Barack run, look at Barack run, Barack is Running.

Posted by: dashriprock | October 29, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

No one cares your deceptions anymore.


Obama has been exposed.
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Please tell us all how we are being deceived? Is it because Obama isn't playing by McSame's rules and slinging mud back? Please provide us with facts and not opinions? I won't go to your MySpace page.

This nation will be dead if people vote red.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree with most of Barack Obama's policies, and I believe he has the wisdom to surround himself with talented and capable people. I believe when necessary he will be decisive, and when able he will be deliberative and consider all sides. I believe that one of a president's biggest jobs is the use of the "bully pulpit" to set a tone, and to encourage a direction - knowing that, ultimately, that direction requires the support of the legislature and the American people. And in that area, I believe that Obama is the best choice.

But even discounting all of that...

I just finished watching the Barack Obama "closing argument". It was an infomercial, and it was professionally produced, but its tone and content were not significantly different from how he communicates in person. And John McCain could never, in a million years, present himself in any such way.

I do not want to be represented by, to be led by, or to be (non)inspired by a bitter, spiteful, angry old man. The presidents most admired in our history are those who made good policy decisions but who also inspired us ("The only thing we have to fear..." "morning in America").

I am proud to have cast my vote for Barack Obama.

Posted by: jennyj1 | October 29, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to vote for this man. He doesn't have all the answers off the top of is head, and I don't expect him to. But he is a listener and a thinker, and I believe about as fairminded as they come. He's everything I love about this country wrapped up in one person.

It may well be a challenging next few years. We're going to need a leader who can inspire and keep the country's eye on the ball. Here's one of those.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 29, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse


No one is saying Obama is perfect.

He is simply the best candidate we have seen in years, and we so desperately need his intellect and leadership to get us out of the mess Bush has made over the last 8 years.

Make no mistake! It will be a tough road..but at least we won't have a brainless hick at the helm.

God Bless America!

Posted by: misssymoto | October 29, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

bravo!bravo!bravo!

he actually cares you can tell.

Posted by: JudgeAlan | October 29, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Republican neocon nazis like

37thandOSt

are reduced too screaming hate and fascism and racism

Obama / Biden loyalists are joining a common cause to lift America from the dark ages of the past 8 years

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

There were some good points that Obama made and there were some that missed a little. But his program is going to get real negative viewing because he is truthful in trying to let the voters see his plan and why is the Afro trying so hard to fool the people, for the negative ones that did not understand what he was trying to say, stop fooling yourselves you are already a McCain voter and don't want to stand up admit to it.

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No thanks! I already voted for Obama and won't do anymore voting for the year. It doesn't matter if your site is pro-McSame or pro-Obama, I won't visit it or even bookmark it.

On a good note; Obama is ahead in the 2nd district in Nebraska and is now predicted to win this district on November 4. It's true that Nebraska isn't a battleground state, but Nebraska is traditionally been Republican statewide. So, this is a significant indicator of an Obama Presidency.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

37tandO.

You are a paranoid schizophrenic. Spread your hate where somebody cares.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Extraordinary! No attack, just information who the low information voters.

The McCain attack that will inevitably follow will look crass by comparison; but McCain has no choice since he is incapable of rising to the Obama level in any case.

Posted by: OscarMayer2 | October 29, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

It was what I expected from Obama, well-made, touching and inspirational. What I found the most striking was that he didn't launch a single negative attack against McCain during his 30 minute dominance of the air waves. It went beyond the usual talk of politicians at this stage in the game and offered a positive vision of the future. Compared to this, the attacks coming from McCain and Palin seem very petty.

Posted by: CohtR | October 29, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse


The fact that McCain relentlessly talks about how important "experience" is, and then selects PALIN, a 1 term governor and beauty pageant contestant to be A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENCY is the definition of HYPOCRITICAL!

--Tells me everything I need to know about his judgement. No one is more out of touch with the real America than he is!

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

One of my closest friends, who was a very fervent Hillary supporter, just emailed me after walking a strange neighborhood and calling on 70 homes for Obama. She owns her own small business and is always working. But she took time to canvas for Obama, something she decided to do in the last few days.

She partnered with an elderly African-American woman with bad arthritis who had taken two busses to get to the canvassing area and who can barely walk...but never complained...only too happy to share her knowledge of Barack.

Of such are victories made of.

Of such are revolutions made of.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I already voted for Obama / Biden
on Euclid Avenue in east Cleveland Ohio on the corner of East 30-th street.

The place was packed with voters and all of them voting for Obama / Biden

Every Italian who remembers Benito
Mussolini, ever Jewish person who rememers Hitler, every American who is aware of how fascists and haters can destroy a great nation will vote FOR OBAMA and agaisnt the neocon nazi era.

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

petty details?


so what has the Obama campaign been doing to Sarah Palin for the past 8 weeks.


The hypocrisy of the Obama people is unbelievable.


No one is fooled anymore.


Get it? David Axelrod - take it somewhere else.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

And no sooner do I post that then he returns to his usual idiocy.

"Reminder to Obama staffers

please identify yourself as Obama people and state how much the campaign is paying you to try to deceive people on this forum."

Pray tell, friend, what exactly is the source of your belief that I and others are paid staffers of the Obama campaign? Because if you actually believe that, it speaks rather lowly of your intellect.

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 29, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Is Palin a Whack Job?


YOU BETCHA!


Whack Job: noun - A crazy, possibly dangerous, person.
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http://www.allwords.com/word-whackjob.html
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Politico brings word that McCain advisors are upping the verbal leak campaign against Sarah Palin, who must long for the days when members of her campaign were calling her a hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack.


A top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless "diva" description, calling Palin "a whack job."
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Whack job. It's a good charge, cause it's true! This is one of my favorite leaks from the anti-Palin forces working for McCain, right up with the claim that she's "going rogue." Like Iran?


I've never seen a breakdown in discipline like this on a presidential campaign. It testifies to McCain's lack of leadership and to the state of his campaign. Knowing they're going to lose, Mittens' kittens are angling for advantage against Palin going into the 2012 primary.


Ah, yes, the coming GOP primary. Fantasize, my friends, with me. It's 2011, Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed good progressive legislation to help bring us out of recession, institute universal health care, and end our dependence on foreign oil. Our troops are home from Iraq. Then we will all get to sit back and watch Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and whoever else fight for the right to lose to Obama.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I was sobbing by the end of this. It was very moving. We need to come together as a country. For real this time.

Posted by: saffronpeace | October 29, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

THE OBAMA PEOPLE ON HERE DO NOT GET IT

The American public does not care about your infomercial - they think it is a waste of money - and only serves to hightlight the problems in your credit card department and questions about overseas donations.

No one cares your deceptions anymore.

Obama has been exposed.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Yes, several other people have said it already here tonight, but I think I will underline it. The campaign is not about picking petty details out of the opponents' personal history or voting record. This campaign is about addressing longstanding problems in the American system, enormous problems with consequences for large swaths of the population, and that have gone unaddressed for years.

Obama gets it. He gets that some people wrestle with health care and bills. He gets that parents are struggling with paying for good educations for their kids. He gets that the economy really needs to be fundamentally fixed, for the sake of families. He gets that scorched-earth partisanship has become a huge impediment to getting anything real done.

Yeah, I consider myself to be a jaded grizzled old dude, and even I got goosebumps at the end of Obama's video. It's something I'm not ashamed to think people in other countries might be viewing, as opposed to so much of what has been political discourse for such a long time now.

My heart really goes out to people of good conscience who are in the Republican party, and I know there are many of those people, I work and live with some of them. But they've allowed their voices to be overtaken by the kind of thoughtless vehemence that you see even on this comment board. They need to take initiative and put control of their party back in the hands of someone who can make a rational argument. And they and we need to put our votes towards a candidate who we feel will act in our best shared interests, that's what the premise of government is.

Posted by: eyeswideopen2 | October 29, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

37thandOSt seems to have been reduced to pimping his blog.

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 29, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Some of you loud rude liberals, or perhaps the rare undecided voter, might want to watch the video below. It puts the election in very clear perspective, without ranting and name calling, which is very rare on the pages of this rag.


http://www.catholicvote.com/

Posted by: LarryG62 | October 29, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Reminder to Obama staffers

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

I think the infomercial was an incredibly shrewd move by Obama. It was all promotion, no attack. I don't think McCain was mentioned once.

And now McCain can only respond by attacking. It undoubtedly puts McCain on the defense.

Posted by: BigBubba1 | October 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

How can McSame promote change when his campaign has been nothing more than Bush 2000 and 2004.

People aren't buying it this time.

Why do Republican's hate America so much?

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | October 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

I liked it. It was positive, and I am so sick of negative stuff. Have already voted for Obama.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

i skipped the infomercial, assumed there wasn't much there we haven't already heard. I will tune in to see Obama on the daily show, however. i look forward to seeing what FOX "NEWS" will do with it. they can't stop talking about the tape. Fox, Palin, McCain et al seem a rather desperate bunch these days, don't you think? are the relentless attacks working for them? McCain's daughters will be so proud of their Daddy when they see these attacks...

Posted by: kbtoledo | October 29, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Missymoto

please go over to the Obama credit card department and tell me what class and chararacter are all about

Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Nice ad - I will continue to exercise due diligence - but I have to admit, it was effective.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | October 29, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse


WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BAAAAACK!!!!


Obama/Biden

The only SANE CHOICE.

Posted by: misssymoto | October 29, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and I'm in the conservative middle of PA and I am spending the whole day knocking on doors for Obama. I didn't do it on April 22 and Clinton won my county and the state. That won't happen again this time. This infomercial got me excited and focused on getting a message out there. Now here's a blast from the past: Fired up, ready to go.

Posted by: kvaldemar | October 29, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I think the film provided a clear summary not only of Obama's proposed policy points, but on the bigger picture, what his vision is for the country, and who he is as a person. Well done.

Posted by: group5 | October 29, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Whoa. This jesus like worship... The saint-like adoration. The lack of a reasoned or rational middle ground is scary. I am not a republican, and this mania is scaring me. It reminds me of Bush love. I can't believe we are following up the Bush years with the Obama years.

Posted by: vankras | October 29, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

While it may not change minds it will definitely rally the faithful.

Obama by a landslide!

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely NO CONTEST---

Thank you Barack Obama.

Thank you for taking politics out of the gutter, and for showing us what class, character and intellect are all about.

Posted by: misssymoto | October 29, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Change minds, maybe but it did not have to achieve that. What it was supposed to do, what it did very effectively, was to motivate Obama's base not to sit this out but to get to the polls and to take with them whoever they can. On that note, it was worth every dime.

Posted by: CharacterCounts | October 29, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES! McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxIYTEDARU

The $100 Million Man
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.

The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N38Ug_ugzXs

Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

heard the quiet confidence of a true American Leader. It was realistic and ought to be a wake up call to those who live inside the Beltway bubble. I can't think of a more patriotic gesture than this film other than Cheney dropping over dead instantly.
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You must have already forgotten that this man spent 20 years in a racist church, sat on a board with a terrorist and used his middle finger when referring to his opponent. Not very presidential. I aplolgize to all of you that think I am a republican because I wasn't until Obama got nominated. Please visit americanthinker.com, pajamasmedia.com, savagepolitics.com where the bloggers have done the delving for you.

Posted by: ontheblvd | October 29, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

The last thing the American public needs is someone in power who thinks the Constitution doesn't go far enough in letting the government take from the successful and give to the unproductive.

Posted by: LarryG62

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Is that what the middle class are to you, Larry?

McCain and Palin, pigs at the same trough.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I found it very moving. In addition, it was so nice to hear him tell the American people in thirty minutes what he would do with tax cuts for the middle class, student loans, health care, energy, line item vetoes, Iraq (and the ten billion spent each month there!!!), and new jobs in green technology, to name a few. In other words, it was great to see how he would rebuild the middle class of America. It is about time America starts working for the middle class again! Well done. Very well done indeed!!!

Posted by: indyvoter | October 29, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I would be proud to protect Obama as part of his security detail.

I would take a bullet meant for him God forbid the occasion arise...not for harm to myself...but for possible harm to Barack Obama.

Can anyone emagine being the secret service man who took a bullet and died protecting the current criminal in office????

You would be allied in history forever along with Barabas and Nero and Benito and host of other losers...what a shame to give of oneself to those who are so selfish

Obama would be worthy of such protection...I feel he's got my back...I would have his.
I havent felt this way since JFK

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Man... that almost did it for me.

Hmmmm.... whom to vote for. decisions, decisions. Whom do I dislike the least ?
Tough choice. Anyone else on the ballot ?

No that lunatic from Cali. SOmeone more serious. 2 party system, guess not.

Well, I still have time to contemplate.

Posted by: RepublicanHateMachine | October 29, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Will it change minds? Yes...I think it will effect the low information voters who have begun to notice the buzz about Obama. I believe these voters will be more inclined to vote for Obama. The film smooths the way for these voters to like him and vote for him by passing onto them a lot of the information his supporters have known for a very long time.

Posted by: pdurand | October 29, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I think it did a wonderful job speaking not only to undecideds but to that category of "soft" voter -- people who support McCain but barely and vice versa. The video makes a compelling case that this is a candidate who understands what makes America tick -- the strength and determination of people who roll up their sleeves and take care of their families and communities.

I thought it was brilliantly executed. Assertive, positive, and absolutely in tune with the anxieties and aspirations of middle class voters. Well done.

Posted by: starthom | October 29, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain's only chance to win was to peel off soft Obama supporters. According to McCain's pollster most of them are struggling, white, rural and mostly women. Guess who this infomercial targeted? You got it: struggling, white, rural and mostly women voters. If Obama secured those voters McCain has no chance to come back.

This wasn't geared toward truly undecided voters or base supporters. It was for soft supporters. And it was very well-done.

Posted by: ElrodinTennessee | October 29, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Lay off the undecided. We are a thoughtful and methodical people who don't need to make a decision until Nov 4. We enjoy working up until deadline. Leave us be.

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Posted by: Squatty_HJ | October 29, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was excellent. I hope the ratings are high for it, because I think that anyone that watched it who isn't a non-thinking republican idealogue will get chills up their spine like I did at the thought that this long, 8-year nightmare might actually almost be over!!!

Posted by: mdodds0408 | October 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Hopeful, compassionate, smart, measured, energetic, complex ... all the reasons we are attracted to Barack Obama. Imagine on November 5 when we can say to the world: "Look, World, at this great guy who we have collectively chosen to lead us, and to represent us to you."

He unites us. Even if there were a rational alternative, he would be the choice. Except this year, there is no alternative. Obama/Biden 08. Now. For all of us.

Posted by: JulieMcNamara | October 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Listen to the Republicans on this post blasting away with the negative objectivity. If it were McCain enjoying this moment it would be just fine to all of them> Face it GOP and conservative nazi's America has had enough of the right to life debate raging while every things else in our world is neglected. This does not mean to diminish the importance of the unborn but other issues are important as well and this country needs to put all of it in the proper respective and as long as the Republican Party coddles the one important issue and nothing else we as a country will continue to suffer. Let the Democrat philosophy work for awhile.

Posted by: ka0mr | October 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I made up my mind to vote for Obama a long time ago (and in a way i have a hard time understanding how anyone could have not decided by this point), but after watching this I have decided to spend the weekend (and election day)getting out the vote for Obama. I had requested Tuesday off work a few weeks ago, but had planned to spend it at my house. I may not be undecided, but this infomercial reminded me why I was so excited to see Obama win the Iowa caucus those many months ago. Yes we can? Yes we can.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

He mentioned McCain exactly zero times. McCain was on screen for less than a minute (and in debate footage). This was a positive message about what Obama hopes to achieve as president. It was an affirmation to his supporters for why they believe in him and vote for him. It was consistent with the "Hope" and "Change" themes of his campaign. In short, it was nothing like McCain's ads and political tactics of late.

I think it was a home run.

--Republican for Obama

Posted by: PDiddy | October 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

When Bush and his fake Christians stole the election God God Damned America.

It's been hell in this country ever since.

Posted by: langs13 | October 29, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

it was a good ad. not over the top. not at all negative. it was, like another poster wrote, perfectly pitched. it may have changed a few people's minds but i think more importantly, it fires up his supporters to go out there and vote. i always worry whenever he does something this big, but he always hits it out of the ballpark. quite telling as to what kind of president he will be.

Posted by: cjang | October 29, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

The ad was probably the best possible way to fight the myths and falsehoods being circulated by the Republicans. Thirty minutes at primetime on three major networks is hopefully powerful enough to convince people facing exactly the same circumstances as the infomercial subjects that: Obama is not a scary figure, not a terrorist, not a socialist, his work has gained the respect of all manner of experienced officials, etc.

Posted by: greencountry | October 29, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama could have been on for four hours and it wouldn'thave made a difference. He is a closet radical who has cloaked(with the aid of a gutless, spineless media) his past, his undesirable associates and many of his Marxist plans in secrecy. The last thing the American public needs is someone in power who thinks the Constitution doesn't go far enough in letting the government take from the successful and give to the unproductive.

Posted by: LarryG62 | October 29, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

"It aimed write at the emotional brain."

I think you nailed it, mmeyerdc. Just now thinking of the footage of Obama hugging and laughing with Malia, it suddenly reminded me of that iconic photograph of Jack Kennedy and his daughter on the Honey Fitz. Really worked a lot to humanize both men.

http://www.jfklibrary.org/NR/rdonlyres/E36D9F9E-C47D-400A-86E7-2A458DC3EC13/33316/365E71EC577E49FB8E5EB28F072A9F24.jpg

I think this is going to go down really well in the next few days. McCain will blather, no doubt, but how far can you get badmouthing sick, old people (even if you are one ;-)) or family values, i.e., people who actually value their families? This was well done. We'll see how it plays out.

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 29, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

If you have nothing but your hate to offer your country you have nothing but your Ignorance to give your country.

I present to you the Republican party in all it's ignorance.

It's time to bring this country together so we can be great again.

Why would anyone want to divide us when we are great when we are united.

Ask yourself that question.

Craig Langston...

Posted by: langs13 | October 29, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ---Thomas Jefferson.

Is Thomas Jefferson un-American? Is Thomas Jefferson not patriotic? What Rev. Wright said, though less eloquent, was no different.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | October 29, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I heard the quiet confidence of a true American Leader. It was realistic and ought to be a wake up call to those who live inside the Beltway bubble. I can't think of a more patriotic gesture than this film other than Cheney dropping over dead instantly.

Posted by: truthhurts | October 29, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

(ontheblvd) is really

sagereader
eikim
jammer88
ChooseBestCanidate
greg3

and hundreds of other names he manufactured on the Washington Post using multiple e-mail accounts

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

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Actually, I'm just one person who disagrees with you. Last I checked that was allowed. Why do you libs always get upset with people that disagree with you? You should try some other sites that actually have intelligent conversation about the isuues, history, facts about the candidates instead of trashing anyone that may know a little bit of Obama's faults.

Posted by: ontheblvd | October 29, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama..are you kidding me? When will Americans wake up and realize he is not qualified to be President. Give him a few more years in the Senate AND give us time to know what he really stands for...then maybe. He is a great speaker, has the media on his side, and had been turned into a rockstar. Anyone can look and sound great with this going for them. Wake up..use your brain and vote McCain. Obama is too risky! Typical Democrat-promise tax cuts when you are actually going to raise them, and promise to raise the minimum wage to "buy" a few more idiot votes just before the election. Raise taxes on the people creating jobs..that makes no sense in this economy. Democrats flunked Econ 101. Obama talks about creating jobs and his tax plan will reduce job growth. More $$ in the government coffers will hurt us. Revenues go down when government raises taxes. Again, wake up America and stop falling for the media BS about Obama.

Posted by: petertownshend | October 29, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Pitch perfect.

but watch the polls....the Obama surge begins!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine a 30-minute John McCain infomercial?

30 minutes of references to Sam-Joe the fictitious tax cheat plumber and Sarah the hockey mom.

30 minutes of McCain calling Obama a "socialist" for wanting to let the Bush tax cut for the rich, which McCain originally opposed, expire.

30 minutes of McCain trying to convince us why higher taxes on the middle class are necessary in order to cut taxes for the super rich.

30 minutes of McCain NOT saying how we will win against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

30 minutes of McCain explaining that Iraq, which Bush invaded on false pretenses and where we have suffered 45,000+ dead and wounded soldiers so that oil companies and Halliburton got rich, has been a great "success".

30 minutes of not mentionally how while US families paid record gas prices US oil companies made record profits.

30 minutes during which McCain lauds veterans but no mention of the fact that McCain has abandoned veterans once they come home.

30 minutes only broken up occasionally by Sarah Palin winking and saying, John McCain is such a maverick.

Posted by: jjedif | October 29, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

(pgr88) is really
ontheblvd
sagereader
eikim
jammer88
ChooseBestCanidate
greg3

and hundreds of other names he manufactured on the Washington Post using multiple e-mail accounts

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Germs!


I give you your 2008 Republican Party!


From Slate.com:

"This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman (PALIN) who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity."


Here's the rest of the mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.slate.com/id/2203120/
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

This campaign has run out of fizz - it has become boring.

I think a major problem is the sanitize/dramatize syndrome - sanitize your own campaign as much as possible for fear of scaring off and interest group and for fear of being attacked for having bold ideas, but try to portray the opposition as the opposite. Many people are seeing the obvious disconnect, and McCain is seeing the results of this, Obama just doesn't look like someone to be worried about.

Posted by: pdgnz | October 29, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

It goes a long way towards refuting the over the top hate that the Republican Party spews. Maybe that's why Rush Limbaugh told the goobers not to watch it earlier today.

Posted by: MorganaLeFay | October 29, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

I am and have been an Obama supporter from the beginning of his campaign. The infomercial simply reminded me of all the reasons for my loyalty towards this man. Barrack Obama is the inspiring leader this country needs now more than anytime in my memory.

Posted by: pgladstone | October 29, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Next Tuesday, America will elect Barack Obama President.

A major reason will be the intemperance and incoherence of John McCain, a man chosen by 33% of Republicans in a five way race, a man uniquely unsuited to the White House.

A man who will be remembered in the end mainly for having been ensorcelled by a leggy, pretty airhead with John Birch values into throwing away his last chance for greatness. Move over Paris, Antony, Edward......

Posted by: Arouet1 | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama continues to shine. My mind was made up a long time ago, but watching this energizes me again. It makes me want to volunteer more, make more calls, and wear my Obama button when I leave the house. It's so uplifting to know we have a candidate of this caliber. He leads with honor and substance, not fear and stunts. I know Obama will be an exemplary president that we'll be proud to support. I'm excited about he future of our country!

Posted by: PA_DC | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

I think the ad sent a clear message...Obama represents ideas, positive change, and the ability to make it happen. I love that McCain and Palin have nothing, absolutely nothing left but attacks, smears, and are trying to instill fear into people. Obama could have donea 30 minute ad about all the things that are shameful and pathetic about McCain/Palin but he brought a positive message of what the future holds under his presidency...McCain/Palin has brought nothing but sleazy campaigning, name-calling, and a total lack of ideas...

Posted by: Fuzzy21 | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The point of this ad was not to change minds; it was to reassure leaners who may have last minute changes of heart when they get into the voting booth. As he has shown throughout the campaign, Obama came off as highly intelligent, cognizant of our nation's problems, and confident of his ability to work through them. He was a reassuring presence, and the biographical parts were meant to directly rebut his supposed "exoticness", again a reassurance that he is one of us.

People will not be convinced to vote for him by this, but those who are leaning should feel reassured, and that's all Obama needs for a decisive win on Tuesday.

Posted by: erikpdumont | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA was GREAT. A heck of a lot better than RACIST McCain. We are better off with Obama than McCain, just look at his supposed vice president. She's nothing but a joke. She is no smarter than an elephant.Ha Ha. get it. Here's a saying for all Palin supporters, An elephant never forget, like Palin never forgets her "q", That's Mavericky.

Posted by: jdgforlife_1 | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

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sagereader
eikim
jammer88
ChooseBestCanidate
greg3

and hundreds of other names he manufactured on the Washington Post using multiple e-mail accounts

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

I find myself deeply touched by Obama's message, because I feel that he is truely sincere in trying to help the people that are stuggling to make it in this country. The government helping people to help themselves is what I have always believed in, not government handouts, and I believe that Obams is this type of leader. The reason why I find it so powerfully touching, is because it seems like it has been so long (8 years) since the government truely cares about the people rather than the corporations. If you doubt me, think about New Orleans.

I do not feel that just giving corporations tax cuts in the hopes some crumbs will trickle down is understanding or sincerely caring about the needs of the middle class working families that are doing all the right things, but still are not making it, due to either regional economic hardships or misfortune.

For these reasons Obama has earned my full support.

Obama 2008 Yes We Can!

Posted by: DrWho2 | October 29, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I wet my pants with exitement while watching Obama's infomercial

I wanted to run out and buy a Subaru immediately

Posted by: pgr88 | October 29, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Is 37th and Obrains running? Now that is a man to put your hopes in.

Level headed - unbiased - rational - intelligent.

Vote 37thandObrains.

My name is 0brains and I approve this message- because I don't understand irony

Posted by: redfaced | October 29, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Could you imagine a 1/2 hour McCain special?

It would be negative negative negative, POW, negative negative negative, POW... with a cameo by the wicked witch of Wasilla decked out in the latest Paris fashion.

You gotta ask yourself, who do you want to represent our country:
Barack Obama, the honorable family man running a campaign about the important issues with themes of hope, peace, and change...
or
John McCain, the flamboyant playboy running a campaign of distraction because he has no plans to fix the economy so all he can rely upon are hate, anger, and fear tactics?

OBAMA/BIDEN '08/12

Posted by: jgarrisn | October 29, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Yawn....I gave my support to ABC who was the only "one" not to make the cut for the Oprah special.

Ugh.

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 29, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I watched and was so inspired by Obama tonight and I too felt close to tears. After watching it, I thought yes we can have hope.

Posted by: Westmichigangrandma | October 29, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't see what you Obama supporters see in the rehearsed scripted infomercial. We are not electing an actor for president. I just watched McCain on Larry King which is a left leaning network and at least he had the guts to go on and take questions instead of a scripted show. Obama has stolen Hillary's healthplan and McCains patriotic military rhetoric. I don't think he has any ideas of his own. I would like to see Obama go on Hannity and take some real questions about his past. We all know that won't happen. He is a very carefully handled man and is not a self made experienced person. No thanks.

Posted by: ontheblvd | October 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I am a cynic and I was riveted.

Posted by: CardinalFang | October 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

"As to the infomercial, if you've been paying attention to the campaign so far, there wasn't anything really new here; but then, this campaign has been very consistent, and that's been its great strength."

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So true. McCain has been erratic and inconsistent, weaving like a drunken man behind the wheel of one of his 11 cars.

He stands for nothing substantive, really. He and Palin are merely bundles of ambition and opportunism masquerading as American candidates. That sort of stuff plays well in Russia, I'll bet, but not here in the good ol' USA.

Speaking of which, I wonder if Siberian school children go to bed at nights with evil visions of Palin rearing her head over Russian airspace....

Posted by: castanea | October 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I am becoming so tired and frightened by all the hate and slander being posted by Republicans. Do you really want this image of the Republican party to be broadcasted to the world? I can now see why so many are crossing over and leaving the Republican party. Most people do not need or want hatefilled messages to read.

Posted by: Westmichigangrandma | October 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations Obama--

Job well done, and you made this independent voter cry.

We have a rocky road ahead of us, but it will be so nice to have a president with intellect, who can think critically about the serious issues, instead of handing the reins over to his crooked cronies.

Nobody is perfect, but we know you will have America's BEST interests at heart.

God Bless you--

Posted by: misssymoto | October 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

The Obama ad was beautiful. I was voting for him anyway but I guess the point is, there was no damage done here. I think it was a good thing.

Posted by: arcadiola | October 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Exactly right Obama's inspirational!

Exactly right Obama has better plans for the economy!

Exactly right Obama has better plans for cutting taxes (especially for the middle class!!!)

Exactly right Obama has better plans for health care!

Exactly right Obama has better plans for Iraq!

Exactly right Obama has better plans for the education!

Exactly right Obama has better plans for national security!

When the polls show that Obama is on track for a huge victory Nov 4th because Americans have completely rejected the McCain/Palin campaign of fear and smear and have turned to the only peson offering us hope,
those POLLS ARE EXACTLY RIGHT TOO!!

Posted by: jgarrisn | October 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant show. Can't wait to see if Wal-Mart fires the retired black guy who had to go back to work to make ends meet.

Posted by: McGee2 | October 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

What I found most interesting about the half hour was that Obama never mentioned McCain or Palin, and only once alluded to the current administration. He devoted the entire half hour to spotlighting the nation's most pressing problems by showing how they have affected real families, and then describing, point by point, what he planned to do about them. How different is this campaign than McCain's! I doubt that this will change many voters' minds, but it was a remarkably principled, high-minded, and conscientious presentation of Obama's political philosophy. I will vote for this man and his vision for America.

Posted by: jblatt | October 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Barack is brilliant

Posted by: K2007 | October 29, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

You're probably right.

But after receiving days of misinformation from Drudge, Faux News, and hate radio, and watching video of Palin hate rallies, it was important for Americans to hear a clear, uninterrupted message of hope to motivate people to go to the polls and assure them everything will be okay. Totally presidential. Obama took the high road tonight, just soared like eagle above the Mac/Palin hate turbulence....
Mac's tiresome personal smears will end up saying more about him than they will about Obama.
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"At this stage of the game there probably are few undecided voters. This infomercial was more to hold the status quo.
McCain is starting his final assault and this is just to counter his accusations.

Really McCain has no options except to spew poison and the more the better.

Posted by: seemstome | October 29, 2008 9:19 PM"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Our economy is structurally sound for the long term"
-George W Bush - Feb 11, 2008


"The American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system"
-Henry Paulson - Sept 15, 2008


"The economy is fundamentally sound"
-Herbert Hoover - October, 1931


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
-John McCain - Sept 15, 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcdLO3jKkPo
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McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

My wife ran a medical practice for 22 years. I can speak to the broken medical health care system in America, its only getting worse.
47 million have no access to medical health insurance, pharma companies rename drugs to keep ahead of the generics. MD's are now circling the wagons and lobbying for a single payer system....they fear their incomes will drop even further..8 years ago the average earned income of a private practice MD in America was $250,000.00....this year its less than $187,000.00 and dropping...even as all other cost are rising...many elderly cannot afford the co-payments on their crucial meds..they choose between food and scripts....we gave away pharma rep drugs to hundreds of patients...untill the supplies dried up...we sent duffle bags too Honduras 15 years ago with our son who did missionary work for a group called ProPapa..today its Americans who need the help..

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Iam sorry to report grave and sad news to a fellow American...I wish it were not true.

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 29, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I did not watch, because I think he just keep lying to American people. I am disgusted by Obama's campaign. Voter fraud, fundraising fraud, character fraud.
What's next? I am a democrat and had always voted democrat. Not this time.

McCain/Palin!!

Posted by: lynnL123 | October 29, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

It was pitched perfectly for those who were warming up to Obama but didn't need much to go back to McCain or stay home.

Posted by: asja | October 29, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that the political ad has to really change minds -- Obama seems to have the necessary votes. But it was a good ad and I think that it would make most supporters and perhaps a few undecided (can there be that many left?) feel good about Obama as a person and president.

Posted by: Bruce9 | October 29, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse


The definition of irony:

"md78

Stop harassing other internet posters


state your position on the issues and leave it at that


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Posted by: mnteng | October 29, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was pretty good. It was short on specifics, but I think it achieved its goal, which was to demonstrate Obama's identification with the working and middle class. The people in his infomercial weren't elites, but normal everyday people trying to get by (never mind getting ahead) in tough times. And I think he did a great job of not going over the top by keeping the focus on them, not on himself. I was really scared he was going to fall into another Berlin trap here, but he got his message out successfully with just the right touch. McCain's going to try to spin this as ego or whatever tomorrow, but it'll be hard to do when he's using Obama's same medium - television - to deliver the message.

Hunh. So that's what's meant by "the medium is the message."

Posted by: treetopflyer | October 29, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

37th and Ost you are a pathetic paranoid blathering idiot.

Posted by: davis_renee | October 29, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Medicare has eligibility rules and exclusions and there are hundreds of thousands of people who fall through the cracks:

In general, individuals are eligible for Medicare if they are a U.S. citizen or have been a permanent legal resident for 5 continuous years, and they are 65 years or older, or they are under 65, disabled and have been receiving either Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for at least 24 months, or they get continuing dialysis for end stage renal disease or need a kidney transplant, or they are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance and have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease).

Many beneficiaries are dual-eligible. This means they qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. In some states for those making below a certain income, Medicaid will pay the beneficiaries' Part B premium for them (most beneficiaries have worked long enough and have no Part A premium), and also pay any drugs that are not covered by Part D.

In 2007, Medicare provided health care coverage for 43 million Americans. Enrollment is expected to reach 77 million by 2031, when the baby boom generation is fully enrolled.

Posted by: asja | October 29, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Scanning the comments before my own post, it's hard to believe people holding such opinions know how to read.

More likely, the McCain campaign has finally learned how to use the internet and launched a rather pathetic guerilla marketing campaign meant to convince readers that there is still an educated portion of the American population that believes Senator McCain's drivel.

The truth is anyone who reads the newspaper should have a more informed, less radical opinion than the first three posts on this website.

Regardless of whether you are a McCain or Obama supporter, stick to the facts rather than the illusions. Both candidates have flaws, both are good men. But only Obama has run a campaign with substance.

Posted by: jeffreeves1 | October 29, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

My wife and I watched it and we're both Obama supporters. I think that most of the audience will be people like us that are simply excited about the possibility of a man of intelligence and grace may be about to enter the White House.

I don't think it will sway too many undecided(who the heck are those people anyway). This was a status quo move and it also gave a last minute shout out to the base to stay excited and to seal the deal.

Posted by: ChicagoIndependant | October 29, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

The post from 37thandOst is the handiwork of a real wack job who doesn't understand anything about the U.S. or the real Obama. The real Obama is actually from Mars and has been planted here by Martian flying saucers to take over our country. Right? ODUG

Posted by: odug | October 29, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama's pitch tonight was well done.

At this point, only a few people are probably undecided or could be swayed, but you never know.

This lifelong registered independent really feels that Obama/Biden 'gets it.' They know what the average American is feeling.

It is obvious from their campaign of character attacks, smears, and lies that McCain/Palin do not.

Nothing left to do but VOTE.

Vote Obama/Biden.

Posted by: patrioticvet | October 29, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey, 37thandOSt decided to vary things up a little; *two* pieces of boilerplate ranting to repeat ad nauseaum.

As to the infomercial, if you've been paying attention to the campaign so far, there wasn't anything really new here; but then, this campaign has been very consistent, and that's been its great strength.

The anecdotal stories were nicely done, and the bit with Michelle Obama on his family life had a fresh feel (plus, big HP fan, so I liked that).

But then, I honestly don't know how you could still be undecided at this point, so I'm probably not the best judge (makes me think of that Daily Show skit where Samantha Bee starts screaming in frustration "They're completely different! How can you not have made up your minds!"

Posted by: SeanC1 | October 29, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Socialism? Is that all McCain's got left? Can someone PLEASE shout out to him at his next rally:

"Hey old man, it's 2008 - nobody under 45 even knows what that means"!


What's going on with his campaign? I mean it just reeks of obvious desperation.


Why is McCain STILL, 7 days before the election, trying to rally his base? Isn't that what Blunder Woman Palin is for?


Imagine how close this race could have been if the old, moderate, John McCain had popped up after the convention? Imagine the breaking of the tire swing rope as every journalist in sight would have jumped on in sheer exultory delight that the Mac-2000 was back. I want McCain to lose as bad as anyone, but it's almost getting painful, it's like watching a punch drunk fighter get mauled and the ref won't call it.


I wonder what the next McCain campaign stunt will be?


So far we've had:
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- Ashley the Fraud

- Joe the pretend Plumber

- OMG! Bill Ayers!

- Drill, baby, drill

- Sarah the Crazy VP pick

- Socialism!!!

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Here's the straight-talk, my friends:
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 29, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Not everyone hands on every speech, every campaign commercial, every newspaper article. For those who were previously unfamiliar with Sen. Obama, this was a terrific introduction to this brilliant, honest, talented, inspiring man. He laid out some of his plans for our future and invited all of America to participate in their own democracy, to share in the responsibility for raising this country to its prior high stature. He's got a solid plan for supporting the hardworking middle class. Let's support him next Tuesday.

Posted by: JamieRoberts | October 29, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

The only minds it needs to change are the ones who once thought about voting for Obama and started to hesitate. It aimed write at the emotional brain. Very good and psychologically sophisticated.

Posted by: mmeyerdc | October 29, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, McCain is a guy who admitted that he knew nothing about the economy but who promised to pick a running mate who did.

Why do you rightwingers hate America so much?

Posted by: castanea | October 29, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

... REPUBLICAN MORONS SPEWING TOXIC NONSENSE AND TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT HATRED ...

- STOP THE MADNESS - VOTE FOR CHANGE - 2008

Posted by: targaray | October 29, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

md78

Stop harassing other internet posters


state your position on the issues and leave it at that


Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

He's ahead and I think it hardened his soft support, and so that's all he needed.

If anyone thinking of voting for him validated the decision based on what he/she saw tonight, it was worth it. At the margin, this is extremely valuable in swing states that are close. It solidifies the probability of 286 EV.

Posted by: asja | October 29, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

"McCain and Sarah Palin understand what it will take to lead this nation back to prosperity."

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Damn straight! Marry a rich heiress whose daddy made his money getting people drunk and/or spend $150,000 for a wardrobe in a matter of days.

That's the kind of America that McFalin will present us!

Posted by: castanea | October 29, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Can someone check this out?

Although I am an Obama fan, I was stunned barely seven minutes into his prime time Infomercial with the story of the retired black gentleman who had to go back to work to pay for his wife's rheumatoid arthritis medication. What happened to Medicare and the prescription drug program? My 82 year old mother has all her drug costs covered, with the exception of small co-payments, for a small monthly premium. This segment seemed to me to be inaccurate. Is there something I'm missing? Are her drugs all tier three drugs and not generic? I am truly puzzled by that claim. Any thoughts?

Richard J Schneider/Denver
www.richardjschneider.com

Posted by: schneiderdick | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Yes, there are undecided voters who still need to be "sold" that Obama is ok but there are even more new and sporadic voters who need to be motivated to get to the polls. We'll see in 2 days if this moves the polls and in 6 days if it closes the deal.

Posted by: judithgelman | October 29, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

to 37thandOSt -

please be less of a moron. you're giving Georgetown a bad name.

Posted by: md78 | October 29, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama's Message of Hope tonight totally blew me away. (popasmoke's wife was physically there so hopefully at some point she will share with us what it was like.)

Obama gets it. He understands the enormity of the economic problems the country faces. (No, McCain, the fundamentals of our economy are NOT sound). I was deeply touched by the stories of the hard-times, real people depicted in this brilliantly produced film. The scene where the older lady tried unsuccessfully to straighten out her crooked arthritic fingers was heart-breaking.

If Mac now wants to follow this powerful message of hope with more irrelevant blather about Resko, Ayers, the Palestinian college professor's going-away party, and Mac's other ugly, angry, mean-spirited bigoted sewage, he should go ahead. If he does, it will say far more about him than it will about O.

The people Mac is reaching out to with his message of hate, anger, and bigotry are simply lost souls. Just pray for them.

In the MSNBC post-speech analysis, Olbermann -- I guess b/c he doesn't have kids -- was way too cynical and didn't seem to get it. Matthews, who IS a family guy, clearly DID; you sensed ChrisM wanted to lose it right on the air. We all did, ChrisM.

BHO, the 44th President of the United States, may end up being the best of them all. Powerful stuff. Presidential stuff.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

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The Obama people simply do not get it - they are completely clueless - there is an economic crisis - the country needs someone with leadership abilities and experience.


The country does not need someone who has no economic and no business experience except for buying cocaine.


McCain and Sarah Palin understand what it will take to lead this nation back to prosperity.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

At this stage of the game there probably are few undecided voters. This infomercial was more to hold the status quo.
McCain is starting his final assault and this is just to counter his accusations.

Really McCain has no options except to spew poison and the more the better.

Posted by: seemstome | October 29, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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