McCain Winning the Ad Wars: McCain Political Ad Calling Obama a Celebrity Extremely Effective in Defining Barack … Obama Distances from Celebs
The McCain campaign is running circles around Obama and his campaign. McCain is effectively portraying Obama for the inexperienced candidate that he is. McCain has kept Obama on his heals. Obama has lost his large lead and is facing a downward trend that has many democrats fearful. McCain has completely won the ad wars with much less money to use. Why do we say this? As celebrities descend upon Denver and the Democratic National Convention, Obama is running for the hills, or should we say the Rockies away from them.
First, the speed and reaction time of McCain’s campaign has been something to marvel. One might think that they have someone embedded in Obama’s war room. Obama no sooner announced Biden as his VP running mate and the following ad was out front and center.
Second, how else does one explain in a political environment that so is heavily in favor of Democrats that McCain is gaining ground and presently tied in the polls with Obama. Obama has everything going for him yet the McCain campaign has more then just held serve, they have beaten Obama to the punch and better articulated their message.
Third and most important, McCain is effectively defining Barack Obama and causing The Chosen One to back off of appearances that he normally would have thought nothing of. When McCain called Obama a celebrity like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, who knew the ad would be so effective? Many just pasted it off as juvenile. However, that celebrity ad as has defined Obama and has caused the Obamamessiah to actually shy away from celebrities so not to prove McCain 100% correct.
Barack Obama’s status as the rock-star candidate of the US election campaign is highlighted yet again with an array of celebrities descending on Denver for the Democratic Convention.
Yet as Hollywood prepares to decamp to Colorado for a series of VIP events held on the sidelines of the convention, presidential hopeful Obama is likely to keep a careful distance from the glitterati, analysts say.
Republican rival John McCain’s campaign has recently sought to turn Obama’s surging popularity into a weakness, scoring some direct hits by likening the Democrat to gossip-page perennials such as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
Because of this, analysts say, Obama will be leery of campaigning alongside stars from the entertainment world who have rushed to voice their support.
Clooney, Affleck and Oprah orbiting Democratic Convention
Define an effective campaign. When one hesitates doing actions one would normally do because someone has defined them for what they truly are.
Posted August 25, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
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How is it that, when Michelle Obama made her statements earlier in the campaign about not being proud of being American, Barack Obama could say that people should lay off his wife …
and now she’s speaking at the convention?
I mean, she’s not even a political candidate, as I understand matters.
But I guess being on TV is the big deal.
Can anyone imagine a political campaign that wouldn’t be 100% about TV ads? No longer….
Just be glad you don’t live in Cleveland. New study shows they’re seeing more campaign ads than any city in the country.
Michelle has calmed down quite a bit, a lot more mellow from when she first began speaking…she used to come across with a really bitter attitude…
We more or less got a biography of her and Obama at the convention….first she is not proud of America and now she says she loves this country…another flip…flop…saying they she and Obama are just average people…Right! With 7 million dollars….and where did it come from???
And now we have Biden crying in Littleton, Colo when he spoke to the Delaware delegation…I think they are all trying to play on everyone’s sympathy…
How deceptive…how could Michelle’s father have managed to have saved the money to send her and her brother to Princeton…I’m sure they went on scholarships..but tell the truth…
So what about the issues, I guess they aren’t going to be addressed, tax cuts, energy, economy, social security, etc…I don’t think Obama has a platform for anything…
I had a dream that Queen Latifah was running the country, and it was good.
#4. LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like I said months ago-
***** RUSTY FOR PRESIDENT *****
Tensions Boil Over at MSNBC as Shuster, Scarborough Feud
By Mark Finkelstein (Bio | Archive)
August 26, 2008 – 09:00 ET
Tensions are running high at MSNBC, at least surrounding veteran host Joe Scarborough who seems to be increasingly discontented at his network’s decision to market itself as the cable net of choice for Bush haters. That hasn’t sat well with the likes of the far left Keith Olbermann who has played a large role in getting MSNBC to pursue this strategy
The Democratic convention seems to have only exacerbated those tensions. Last night saw Olbermann caught on an open mic blurting out profane disgust at Scarborough, prompting the latter to verbally call him out while fellow MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews sat back mortified at the intra-family dispute.
Things don’t appear to have been smoothed over either as Scarborough was involved in another altercation this morning with liberal correspondent David Shuster on today’s “Morning Joe.” Scarborough ultimately accused Shuster and his MSNBC colleagues of being Democrats, their independent political registrations notwithstanding. (Exchange happens at 2:15 in video to the right.)
A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit
this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National
Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an
injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court
order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that
Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of
President of the United States.
Phillip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial
candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County,
former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney
General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit–just days
before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver–for the
health of the Democratic Party.
“I filed this action at this time,” Berg stated, “to avoid the obvious
problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after
Obama is nominated.”.
Berg cited a number of unanswered questions regarding the Illinois senator’s
background, and in today’s lawsuit maintained that Sen. Obama is not a
natural born U.S. citizen or that, if he ever was, he lost his citizenship
when he was adopted in Indonesia. Berg also cites what he calls “dual
loyalties” due to his citizenship and ties with Kenya and Indonesia.
Even if Sen. Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the
senator’s use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a
forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of
“multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other
countries” remains on the table.
In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in
Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the
lawsuit, Obama’s mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented
from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy,
“apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight.” As Sen.
Obama’s own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also
claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham–Obama’s mother–gave birth
to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the
Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama’s birth, including reports
that he was born at two separate hospitals–Kapiolani Hospital and Queens
Hospital–in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for
Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple “registry of birth” records for Barack
Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.
Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on
the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass
to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if
the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama’s mother was only 18 at
the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on
to him, Obama could not be registered as a “natural born” citizen and would
therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II,
Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed “natural born,”
that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up
residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an
Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen.
Obama’s registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which
clearly show that he was registered under the name “Barry Soetoro” and his
citizenship listed as Indonesian.
The Hawaiian birth certificate, Berg says, is a forgery. In the suit, the
attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been
identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and
actually belonged to Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Sen. Obama’s half-sister.
“Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were
defrauded by Sen. Obama’s lies and obfuscations,” Berg stated. “If the DNC
officers … had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find
ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person
the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even
perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by
“It is unfair to the country,” he continued, “for candidates of either party
to become the nominee when there is any question of the ability to serve if
Footnote by Bob:
John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, but both his parents were US Citizens….