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Why do you see so many Obama ads VS. McCain?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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  2. bootsy

    bootsy Benched

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  3. JRid21

    JRid21 Member

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    Because he has a lot more money than McCain does?
  4. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    yea he spending like 250+ mill on the election
  5. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Yeah, but this is the party of fairness and equality.

    Oh wait, that's a lie as well.
  6. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    :muttley:

    republicans supposed to be the rich party.....
  7. NinePointOh

    NinePointOh Active Member

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    Yes, and the GOP is the party of "pull yourself up by your boot straps." So what's your point?

    Oh, and ...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022103141.html

    McCain tried to back out of his public financing promise, too -- but was denied by the Republican FEC chairman because he'd already used the public financing money as collateral to take out a loan for his campaign.

    Fact of the matter is, no candidate makes the decision to accept or reject public financing based on personal principles. It's all about which method you believe will provide you with more money and a better chance to win. Both Obama and McCain thought they were longshots at first (and they were), so they were planning on using public. A short time into the campaigning, however, both realized that private financing would be more advantageous, and tried to reverse their decision. The problem for McCain was that because of the loan, his decision would have been illegal, whereas Obama's was legal. You could argue that Obama's was dishonest, but only if you accept that McCain's was equally dishonest.
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I see just as many, if not more, McCain ads where I live as I do Obama ads.

    As far as buying an election...DUH every presidential candidate tries to buy an election if they have the money to spend on ads, trips and so on.
  9. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    i never thought i would live to see the day where the Repubs were
    crying that the Dems outspent them on campaigns .
    so i guess you could say obama did "change" something.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Obama's campaign has just flat out been better than the McCain campaign which is pretty amazing considering how bad the Dems have done the last two elections with their campaigns.
  11. footballfanny

    footballfanny New Member

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    The election is over where I live. My state always votes DEM, does not matter who is running.
  12. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    so i didnt answer the question asked by the OP, "why do you see so many
    obama ads vs mccain" ?

    im guessing obama is trying to flood the airwaves and convince as many people as possible that he should be elected.

    The OP should recognize this strategy since he has 8 threads he has started
    lately attacking Obama and the Dems on the first page of the PZ.

    so maybe great minds think alike ?? :D
  13. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    :hammer:

    If I had the money, I would be using it to spread my message as well, no matter how many publications proclaim that I have already won.
  14. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I see probably a 70/30 split in ads in favor of Obama.

    So... in essence.... I am pissed at Obama 70% of the time and McCain 30% of the time.
  15. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I live in Tennessee. I only see ads on Youtube (obviously self-selected) and commercials during Sunday Football. Otherwise, I fastforward through the commercials since 90% of the things I watch have been tivo'd.

    I have only seen McCain ad on national TV, and that is because they showed it on MSNBC or Daily Show, or Colbert Report. But never on it's own. I've seen plenty of Obama ads during commercials.
  16. JRid21

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    :lmao2:
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I haven't seen any McCain ads lately. I see the Obama "I'm not Bush" ad pretty regularly.

    I don't hear he any radio spots for either candidate. I hear them for local candidates.
  18. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    100% right on.

    I opposed McCain-Feingold and most of McCain's efforts at campaign finance reform, so I am taking some perverse pleasure in seeing him get hoisted by his own petard.
  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Obama's staff has run a great campaign and they have plenty of money.

    They would be idiots to not spend it all.

    That's why I donated money to him...so he would spend it and win this election.

    Can't wait for the 30 minute Prime Time Ad's this week.

    McCain only wishes he could do that.
  20. icyhot

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    Besides they weren't complaining when Bush out raised and spent Kerry in 2004.

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