Obama will spend 3-5 million $ for 30 minutes of TV time tonight...

United States
October 29, 2008 11:13am CST
Obama will spend 3-5 million dollars of campaign money for 30 minutes of TV time tonight. Will you watch? What is the point of it? His supporter don't need to watch as they are voting for him. McCain supporters are not changing their mind. Are there that many people left that he has to influence for that kind of money? Obama supporters, you paid for it. And we know not all of his election money came from the USA.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
nope. I am not going to watch it. I have heard that he has raised 600 million dollars sense the start of his campaign. SO he has the money to saturate the airwaves. My question is where did he get it? MOst americans do not have money right now. We are all broke with ecomony. Plus their is a limit to how much individuals can give to a campaign. Plus didn't he say he promise he was not going to take public money for this election like a year ago? Looks like Obama isnt much of a promise keeper. But truely I think this election has gotten to the point that I will just be glad when it is over. McCain is not much of a choice. But neither is Obama. I can't help but wonder what good all the money spent on this election season could have done if spent on something to actually help the american public. We are in an ecomonic crisis you know.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Over 3 million donors. $600 million. That works out to about $200 per person. Is that REALLY so hard to believe?
• United States
29 Oct 08
Got an extra 200 to just give away in this ecomony? Must be nice.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I agree. There should have been no money spent on either said. Use a computer to get the message across to people, and think of the money that would have been saved.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Yestheypayme2dothis, Talk about the pot calling the kettle.....! Isn't this the same campaign who unmercifully and ceaselessly attacked the McCain campaign and Sarah Palin along with the republican party over a 150 thousand dollar personal makeover? Of course, the same set of standards don't apply to the great "messiah" Obama! He even quietly spent much more money than the Palin makeover to fly to Hawaii along with all of his secret service entourage. Of course no one has called him on it for more reasons than just the obvious which was to visit his ailing grandmother(the same one he threw under the bus not six months ago)but also the MSM wouldn't dare give the "messiah" bad coverage!
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• United States
29 Oct 08
And she does not even get to keep those clothes. They are borrowed! I can only think that people must be afraid of him. Like he is a mobster or something.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Coincidentally, the day after he arrived in Hawaii, the state sealed access to Obama's birth certificate and other records pertaining to him.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Rodney, they told last night on television that the RNC only spent $50,000 on clothes for her,not $150,000. And of the $50,000, 1/3 of those clothes were returned. But you won't hear them backtracking! newtondak, "Coincidentally, the day after he arrived in Hawaii, the state sealed access to Obama's birth certificate and other records pertaining to him." A friend sat in my kitchen tonight and said she knew that he wasn't going to see his grandmother, because he never took his wife or grandchildren. She said, 'he is going to do something about his birth certificate'. There are things he is hiding. If he wasn't, he wouldn't be so quick to stop everyone from learning the 'true' him. No thesis shown, no real birth certificate - LA Times will not release the video, just lots of things to make you wonder who he really is.
• United States
29 Oct 08
Good!! He can spend all he wants. In fact he should share his wealth to the black community, and to his African nation were he was born. No, I'm not going to waste my time, listening to his socialistic agenda. His change for politial and economic justice. Sounds to me like the Dictator Hugo Cheaves. I have already voted for Macain and Palin our next President and VP of the United States of America. Oh Ya, Obama lets take you millions that you have acquired from supporters from the U.S. and foreign countries, and share your wealth for the unfortunate. Starting with your own half brother who lives in kanya and only makes 1.00 dollar a month.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
So true....think about the children who are starving in those countries. You never really hear him speak of concern for them.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
"to his African nation were he was born" - hmmmmmm - he SAYS he was born in Hawaii but he has yet to produce the documentation to prove it!~
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I probably will not watch as I don't know of anything that he would say that would make me vote for him. I am wondering what he will do if/when he is elected and he no longer has his campaign funds to promote himself to the American people - of course, then he won't care because he will have conned them into electing him.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
If he does win, I cannot wait to see how they fall apart when he is in.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
29 Oct 08
At this point I would think that the McCain group wishes they had thought of that first and that they had the money. I doubt I will watch it. After all it is taking time away from shows I like to watch. I will say that since Obama has raised so much money why not do it?
• United States
29 Oct 08
I am not much of a TV person, but I would rather watch TV shows.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Well early in the campaign Obama and McCain both promised that they would accept public financing for their campaigns which included spending limits. McCain kept his promise, Obama broke his promise because he was greedy. It's just one of several promises he's broken during his campaign and a precursor to what's coming if he's elected.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Taskr36 - thank you for pointing out this fact. I wonder what he's going to do if he gets elected and his finances are under even closer scrutiny than they are now!
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
29 Oct 08
"McCain supporters are not changing their mind." Actually, they are, on a nearly daily basis. Prominent ones, too. "And we know not all of his election money came from the USA." Liar.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Actually we DO know that. He has received money from Palestinians which he had to return. I saw a guy from Canada bragging about how he sent money to friends in the US to give to the Obama campaign. It may register as clean on the books, but the guy is using intermediaries to violate campaign finance laws.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
how is it a liar. He has raised about 600 million. Each individual can only give 2,300 dollars. It does not matter how much you have. Bill Gates could not write a check over 2,300 to any campaign. How many americans can actually afford to give 2,300 to a campaign? Not many in this ecomony. I am not saying it is impossible but it does raise eye brows.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Uh, 600 million divided by $2,300 is about 260,000 people. But most people didn't donate the maximum, and the fact is Obama has over 3 million donors. That works out to a global average donation of less than $200. Is that really so hard to believe? In September, his average donation was less than $100.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I don't see anything wrong with his tactics. He's doing everything he can to gain the confidence and votes of people, especially the ones that haven't made up their minds. I didn't watch it, but I did record it and I'll be watching it this evening.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I guess when you want to win a game, anything goes.
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
That's the one thing question running in my head, why to all those running for senators, vice prisident and president are spending too much money. Why they have to spend like money why they don't give it to the charity instead.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I agree. If they are going to allow them to raise such huge amounts of money, they should be required to give half of it to charity.
• United States
30 Oct 08
i was flipping thru the channels this evening and accidentally landed on his show. 3 of us in the room immediatly yelled "aaaaagh!!" and we successfully changed the channel before a word was heard..i think he must have been taking a breath lol! its not that i dont like him..its just that im so sick and tired of the whole thing now. i find it a waste of money to have spent such a huge amount on a friggin tv spot. the commercials are bad enough..we sure as hell dont need what amounts to an infomercial. i just wish that money could have been put to something worthwhile..like helping charities or something, but i believe that because its part of the money he's raised it can only be spent on the campaign.which does make sense.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I hear the word, I am Barack Obama, and I approve this message, so many times that it irks me everytime I hear it. What a waste of money...remember that when you go to the polls.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Hey, he's spreading the wealth around. Writers, makeup people, cameramen - They have to survive too. Besides, if this mornings TV shows are to be believed, there are STILL undecided voters out there. Diane Sawyer found a couple of them this morning in Florida.