Archive for February, 2008
Barack Obama didn’t waste any time responding to Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 AM phone call ad. Here’s his 30-second spot. Sound Bite: “When that call gets answered, shouldn’t the president be the one -- the only one -- who had judgment and courage to oppose the Iraq War from the start. Who understood the real threat to America was al-Qaeda in Afghanistan not Iraq.”
Published by Peter Hauck February 29th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: clinton, obama.
Barack Obama doesn’t think much of Hillary Clinton’s 3:00 AM Phone Call ad. Sound Bite: “The question is not about picking up the phone. The question is what kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone.” Meanwhile in Waco, Texas, Hillary is still talking about that 3:00 AM phone call: “We need a president who picks up that phone ready to decide." Sound Bite: “Senator Obama says if we talk about national security in this campaign, we’re trying to scare people. Well, I don’t think people in Texas scare all that easily.”
Here’s a music video -- "Si Se Puede! Obama Para Presidente" -- put together by some young Latino rappers. An earnest effort -- "Si Se Puede Cambiar" -- by Andres Useche.
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has released a new music video supporting Barack Obama. “We Are One” features a host of actors and musicians chanting the chorus “Obama, Obama, Obama” and testifying for their man in English and Spanish. Jessica Alba says she would "like the rest of the world to think highly of our amazing country.” She'd also "like to see a cleaner earth for my child that I'm bringing into the world very soon." Oh, and a good part. Here's the earlier Will.i.am music video "Yes, We Can."
Published by Peter Hauck February 29th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: ads, clinton.
This 30-second ad says our children can sleep safely at 3:00 AM because Hillary will be awake and answering the crisis phone in the White House. Good grief! Dos Veces This Clinton ad explains the “Texas Two-Step” for spanish-speaking voters.
Published by Peter Hauck February 29th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: clinton, letterman.
Hillary does shtick. Dave goes with the classic Danny Thomas spit-take. Another bit:
John McCain trips over his words yesterday, referring to himself as a “proud conservative liberal Republican” and promising to conduct a "dispirited" debate with his opponent. Ouch!
Published by Peter Hauck February 28th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: celebrity, clinton, obama.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both did the Ellen Degeneres show this week. (Ellen says she likes them both.) Obama -- Part 1 They talk about dancing, quitting smoking, what he does on “Day One” as president (he meets with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to talk about how to get out of Iraq), healthcare and why he should be president. Obama -- Part 2 Clinton They talk about banning glitter (search me) and whether Hillary’s been given a hard time as a candidate because she’s a woman. Hillary says she plans to win Ohio and Michigan. Oops! “Wait a minute -- Ohio and Texas. I already won Michigan.” Right -- that tough battle against “Uncommitted.” Ellen tells her to “rock on.”
Published by Peter Hauck February 28th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: ads, clinton, ohio.
In this 30-second spot airing in Ohio, governor Ted Strickland says Hillary Clinton is a “fighter.” And “she’s got great plans to create new jobs in every part of Ohio.” Do Democratic voters actually believe a president “creates” jobs?
You’ll be singing along with the mariachi band by the end of the clip. From Amigos de Obama.
Barack Obama tells a rally in Texas what he’s promising to do as president -- and what he’s not. Sound Bite: “I’m not making promises that I’m going to solve all your problems overnight . . . I’m going to promise that we’re going to get America back on track so that we’re going in the right direction investing for the future.”
Published by Peter Hauck February 28th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: gallup, mccain, obama.
Is John McCain too old to be president? Is Barack Obama too young? A recent Gallup poll (Feb 21-24) indicates that age may not be a significant issue in the general election. 20% of voters say McCain is “too old,” while 13% consider Obama “too young.”
Published by Peter Hauck February 27th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: ads, obama, ohio, texas.
“Plan” Barack Obama goes all John Edwards in this 30-second spot airing in Ohio: “The deck has been stacked against” most Americans in favor of “Wall Street.” But his economic plan will change all that. "Oportunidad" This spanish language ad airing in Texas highlights Obama’s college tuition plan.
Published by Peter Hauck February 27th, 2008 0 Comments Tags: clinton, debates, obama.
Asked about Minister Louis Farrakhan’s support of his candidacy, Barack Obama says he didn’t ask for it. He notes that he has denounced some of Farrakhan’s past remarks and that he has spoken out against anti-semitism on the part of African-Americans. There’s a great exchange between Clinton and Obama at the end of the clip on “rejecting” versus “denouncing.”
Published by Peter Hauck February 27th, 2008 3 Comments Tags: clinton, debates, obama.
Barack Obama calls Hillary Clinton a flip-flopper on NAFTA in last night’s debate in Cleveland. He says as President, he’ll make “certain that every agreement that we sign has the labor standards, the environmental standards and the safety standards that are going to protect not just workers but consumers.”