Who watched Barack Obama's 30 minute infomercial???

United States
October 29, 2008 7:39pm CST
So, how many of you saw Barack Obama's infomercial tonight? It just ended and of course I tuned in. I thought it was very well done. It gave me a chance to get to know Mr. Obama a little better. I really got a good look at who he really is and it really made me feel better about him being our next president. It is a very welcome change to hear positive messages coming from the candidates talking about what they'll do rather than what the other has done wrong. The story showcased a few people and families that are going through some rough times due to our economy and the current health care situation and what Mr. Obama would do to help people in this type of situation. All in all, I enjoyed it. Sure it was put together by the Obama campaign, and its a little biased obviously, but I feel better for seeing it and will casting my vote for Barack Obama on November 4th! What about you? Did you see the infomercial? What did you think about it? How did it effect your feelings about Obama?
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I did watch it, just to keep informed, and other than the end where he was speaking life from Florida, it was all stuff that has previously aired in his commercials and over his satellite channel. Much of what he promises are things that he alone can't do even if he is elected. I heard the same lame promises and no specifics (which he actually had said that he was going to provide). Now, all of a sudden, he's going to go through the budget line by line and decide what needs to go (something that McCain has said through the entire campaign). I still have a problem with his definition of "middle class" since that dollar amount keeps changing. I also found the waving wheat at the beginning to be quite ironic - when he came to ND (one of the leading U.S. producers of wheat) he flew into Fargo and made an appearance there and flew right back out - he did not find it important to mingle among some of the largest wheat farmers and cattle ranchers in the United States!
• United States
30 Oct 08
I appreciate your response and opinion. I don't think there is need to worry about him not being able to do it alone as the senate and congress will be a majority of Democrats and he is destined to have the support he will need. I'm not dilusional in thinking that he will be able to step in and change everything overnight, but I am willing to give him a chance to make good on his promises. As far as not mingling with the people in ND, I'm sure he is a very busy man and doesn't have the time to meet with everyone everywhere as much as I'm sure he'd like to. Thanks for the response.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Unfortunately for him, many of the people of ND will be "too busy" to cast their vote for Senator Obama! Since our state is also capable of providing the monumental amount of wind energy that could help our country transition away from the dependence on foreign oil, and he is supposedly interested in that - you would think that he might find a little more time in his busy schedule.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Good point. I agree that wind energy is a great potential source of energy. I have researched it quite a bit. I even went as far as to look in to getting one here at my house. We live in the country and have about 38 acres, so space wouldn't be an issue. I spoke with a representative from a popular company in the industry locally and I was told that in order to get enough wind to power my entire home, which I could do with one windmill, it would have to be approximately 30 feet in the air. It would cost about 25 to 30,000 dollars, but I would get a large portion of that back from the government as a tax credit. Now the only thing stopping me is the township. They say it would be an eyesore and the zoning board won't allow it! :( I was told by the company that I could produce more electric than I needed and the electric company would actually pay me for having a surplus!
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I really felt no need to watch it. I know he's talented when delivering prepared statements. This was paid for and arranged by his campaign so I didn't foresee him saying anything he hasn't said a hundred times. I'd be much more interested in watching him take questions from real people where he does not have a canned answer. That's when we start to see what he really thinks.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I agree. That would be nice to see.
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I didn't watch it on TV, but it's online already, amazingly (minus the live part at the end (?), if what I was told is correct): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtREqAmLsoA
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Wow! That was fast! Thanks for the response!
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I did see it and thought it was great. I've already cast my vote for Obama!
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• United States
30 Oct 08
That's great relundad! I was afraid to cast my vote ahead of time with all the talk of cheating I was worried about my vote not counting. I plan to go out on the 4th and cast my vote. Maybe I'll try voting early next time around. Thanks for the response.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I had it on and somewhat listening. My husband and I are volunteers for the Obama camp and he had just came back from a meeting and he was busy talking about Clinton being here tomorrow for a rally so I missed the sound part lol When I went to rewind it the stupid thing wouldn't let me so I'll have to watch it on youtube
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Go ahead, watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtREqAmLsoA
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Thats great ZephyrSun. Thanks for your response and your efforts in the campaign.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Thank Clarus
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I got to watch it last night and thought it quite interesting; There were people on there that reminded me of myself; The couple who was retired, and the man has to go work at Walmart and the wife needs medicine for her arthritis, I could see how her fingers were so gnarled, I could truly relate. This is what I'm trying to understand. How is it that the regular citizens of this country cannot benefit and live comfortably in this country? why is it like this? I am unemployed and my benefits were denied a week ago,and I was fired. yet I read of folks getting bailed out,getting big money to travel around the country while regular,ordinary Americans is worrying how to pay their bills and keep their heads above water!! I am not mad at them but I feel fair is fair.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks for the response. Its truly a shame. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I wish you the best of luck.
• United States
31 Oct 08
Thank You, ThirdMillion.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I watched it and thought it was very well done. I was going to vote for Obama anyway, though. I first supported Hillary Clinton; after she lost the nomination, I have been behind Obama all the way. The infomercial didn't have any effect, other than it just made it much more clear why I am voting for him. Today, my Mom (who is 79) and my daughter (who is 35) went with me to vote. We all voted for Obama. I can't wait until election night to see those votes come in! I'm trying to keep positive thoughts about it. Glad you've made the decision to vote for Obama, too!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks for the great response. Thats an amazing story to hear about 3 generations of women going to vote together. Keep it up. :)
@minerc (1373)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Didnt watch it and dont care to see it I made sure to keep my tv off. I dont trust Mr. Obama questions that have been asked of him that I want to know he totally avoids he tells us what he thinks we need to hear. Promises that will be broken if he gets into office. Thank you for asking the question and allowing me to express my opinion. Good Luck and I am glad your voting no matter who your voting for. God Bless.
• United States
30 Oct 08
Thanks for your response minerc. I appreciate you comment and your opinion.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Ohh, I missed it! I wanted to watch it though.
• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks for the response. You can catch it on youtube if you haven't seen it yet.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Oct 08
Nope. I watched ghost hunters on scifi. Great show. No politics, no mudslinging, not selling anything. They bought a hotel a few miles from me and have been in town a lot, my daughters have already made friends with them, my youngest one works at a pizza/sub shop in town they frequent so she got to know them there and my older one and her boyfriend stop by the hotel they bought when their there to yack woith them sometimes. Really great people, very sociable.
• United States
31 Oct 08
That is a great show. It's nice to take a break from politics.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I watched it. I was already planning to vote for Obama, and the infomercial just reinforced my opinion. I have to admit, I was almost crying because the people he showed are so much like my family. People are hurting everywhere, and I believe Obama is the best person to help.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Nah, didn't watch it, caught the end and saw clips this morning on a few morning shows and the news! Plan on checking it out though! Taripre$