Campaign Media Watch: Obama One Man Show Because of Money

Barack Obama will be a one-man television blitz on Wednesday, saturating prime-time with a 30-minute ad and popping up on the buzzy late-night TV scene.

He is also giving an interview to a prominent network news anchor, and appearing with fellow Democratic star Bill Clinton at a rally that is timed to hit the late-evening news.

From the Associated Press

So that line in Obama’s stump speech about how parents need to turn the television off more at home? He might make an exception this day.

The TV campaign comes as Obama, ahead in national and swing-state polls over Republican John McCain, tries to win over teetering voters right from the comfort of their couches.

The election is six days away.

The centerpiece of the effort is Obama’s infomercial. It is rare for a candidate to buy a block of prime-time real estate to tell his story. Plenty costly, too.

The ad is expected to be a video montage of typical people talking about the challenges they face, with Obama explaining how he can help. A campaign adviser said the taped ad will feature a live cut-in to Obama, who is scheduled to be at a rally in Florida at the time.

The Obama team bought time on CBS, NBC and Fox for about $1 million per network. The spot airs at 8 p.m. EDT. It is also scheduled to run on Univision, BET, MSNBC and TV One.

Flush with cash from his record-shattering fundraising, Obama uses that advantage by buying up media time in ways that McCain cannot.

McCain is purchasing loads of ad time, too. But the disparity between Obama and the Republicans is so wide….

Read the rest:
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081029/D9441AHG0.html

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2 Responses to “Campaign Media Watch: Obama One Man Show Because of Money”

  1. Eric Says:

    I just saw something on CNN about this. Typically the republican side has all the money. I think the important thing though is that the money was donated by the American public. America has spoken, and what they said is that they want a new administration, new ideas, new people, and their new found hope.

  2. curly Says:

    I am deeply saddened that so many Americans feel that they can vote for a man who supports this.

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