October 26th, 2007
08:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama, Clinton on the air in South Carolina ... on a Jumbotron

The Obama and Clinton campaigns will TV ads at a South Carolina college football game.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign will air its first television ads in South Carolina this weekend - on a football stadium Jumbotron.

The Illinois Democrat's campaign will run two TV ads on the Jumbotron at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg on Saturday during South Carolina State University's homecoming football game against Delaware State. South Carolina State is the state's oldest and largest historically black university.

The campaign will run two upbeat ads. One ad, entitled "What If?," has already run in Iowa. The other, called "Join Us," was made by the campaign for the CNN/YouTube Debate in July.

Dawson Stadium seats 22,000 people. The SCSU sports information office told CNN the game is not yet sold out.

No Democratic presidential candidate has run a television ad in South Carolina. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, have both run radio ads here.

UPDATE: The Clinton campaign tells CNN they will also be running an ad on the South Carolina State Jumbotron. Their ad, "Stand By Us," has already run in Iowa and New Hampshire.

– CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

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  1. TheInsider

    TheInsider,
    You never give up dont you. Maybe Hillary and Howard Dean can have a get together party on the insignificance of polls. They are not elections, they are polls, a survey. They are the best way to escape the reality of an actual election. Obama knows that and is NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE POLLS. Ask Howard Dean, today what he thinks about polls and I am sure he is the best one to answer.
    Posted By Uriew, CA : October 27, 2007 3:56 pm

    If you think that there is a similarity between Clinton and Dean...

    ...you know nothing.
    I'm not kidding. Read up on the Dean campaign and you would learn the differences. Obama has much more in common with Howard Dean as a candidate than Clinton, and you don't even have to be an insider to know that.

    We will save this brave and defiant statement and treat you to it on occasions where it will have the best effect.

    October 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  2. Colleen,ny

    You don't scare me!

    October 27, 2007 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Colleen,ny

    okay..so maybe I am a little bit nervous of you. There are loads of people than can come on the ticker and maybe one of them will be better.

    October 27, 2007 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. Sarah

    What a surprise. Senator Clinton is now running an ad on the Jumbotron. Can you say follow the leader? She should be embarrassed.

    October 27, 2007 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. Uriew, CA

    heInsider,
    Is the "you know nothing" some kind of trademark cut and paste response that you use when you dont give specifics, just like the one Hillary uses "what happened to the politics of hope".
    I want you to clarify to people on this site what those differences between Howard Dean and Clinton are at this time in 2003. I want you to understand the insignificance of polls, coz it seems that is the only thread you and the Clinton campaign staff seem to be hanging on. You will be in for a surprise when actual people vote as opposed to opinions over the phone to mostly landlines. No one has ever called me for my opinion I am sure you have been called several times, being a registered Clintonista

    October 27, 2007 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. Uriew, CA

    TheInsider,
    Is the "you know nothing" some kind of trademark cut and paste response that you use when you dont give specifics, just like the one Hillary uses "what happened to the politics of hope".
    I want you to clarify to people on this site what those differences between Howard Dean and Clinton are at this time in 2003. I want you to understand the insignificance of polls, coz it seems that is the only thread you and the Clinton campaign staff seem to be hanging on. You will be in for a surprise when actual people vote as opposed to opinions over the phone to mostly landlines. No one has ever called me for my opinion I am sure you have been called several times, being a registered Clintonista

    October 27, 2007 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. James

    I really don't know about these polls. I don't even know anyone, even in my family , who are all democrats, that plan to vote for her. Here in Arizona, Clinton came and nobody really cared. She went and had some big money a plate dinner and left. Obama came here and 6000 people in Tempe stood outside in the arizona heat at noon for over 2 hours to hear him speak. I'm also in the Army Reserves, and when we talk about politics among people in my unit, I find that Obama is respected a lot more. By both Officers and enlisted, republican and democrat. Even people who don't agree with him on all the issues, still respect his integrity.
    So, that is why I really don't have much faith about these polls.

    October 27, 2007 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. Maria, Houston

    sf, ca:

    Obama has plenty of substance and his supporters are not lazy or left wing nuts, as you suggest. We base our committment to Obama on his opinions and policies,BTW all available on his website for all of you who claim you don't know what he stands for.

    Personally I found it shocking how blatantly CNN and other news media manipulate the public through distorted headlines and omition of important facts and events concerning Obama. Awareness of this bias just increases our determination not to be silenced. Accordingly to all published statistics the largest group of Obama's supporters are well educated Democrats, many Independents and even moderate Republicans.

    Obama's criticism of Hillary Clinton is fair. She is dodging questions routinely and her performance in the last debate was arrogant. She is applying for the job of the President of The U.S.A. and she laugh and refuses to answer questions? She would be fired at any job interview...

    What is laughable is this recent effort to present a polarizing politician like Hillary Clinton as a "moderate uniter" with all her new "likability polls", while smearing Obama as a left wing candidate...how silly...
    Please get your facts straight next time. Wishing you good day and open mind!

    October 27, 2007 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  9. bymyside, Long Beach, CA

    Hey Biggdawg,

    How come the following voted AGAINST the dangerous Kyl-Lieberman amendment?

    Ted Kennedy, Jim Webb, Joe Biden, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Mike Gravel, Barbara Boxer, Christopher Dodd, John Kerry, Russ Feingold, Chuck Hagel, Tom Harkin, Sherrod Brown, Robert Byrd, Richard Lugar, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, Patrick Leahy

    Hillary and Durbin must feel real lonely....and stupid.

    OBAMA '08

    October 27, 2007 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  10. Unknown

    What is wrong with you people. You are even posting comments in other sites. Alinsky doesn't believe in God either, so why are you after me. Why would you say that Scots are stupid. Your crazy! You are a CULT!

    October 28, 2007 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  11. Jim

    CLINTON ALWAYS FOLLOWS! Where is the "leadership"? So far, I've only seen her follow Barack in every innovative move he makes. She is so "experienced" that she can't come up with any ideas of her own!
    She "adopted" his "Change" platform, held a "walk for change" and switched her position on talking with hostile foreign leaders to Barack's position.

    I'M SICK OF THIS.

    October 28, 2007 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  12. Unknown

    I am not your target so stop this right now. I can't find anything anymore because you are the most vicious people. What is wrong with you. I think that CNN are a bunch of nuts, Everylast one of them. Except for Lou, Jack and Glenn. Has everybody lost their mind.

    October 28, 2007 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  13. Unknown

    JIM...I am also sick of Hillary and Clinton does have the facial death look. I would give him within five years.

    October 28, 2007 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. James, Madison, AL

    Everytime Barack Obama does something innovative, Clinton is there to try to co-opt it so that the story is no longer "Obama does xxx", but it's "obama does xxx, but Clinto does yyy" and so Obama is no longer the primary focus of the story. And this has been going on from day one and the media is just all to willing to indulge itself in this nonsense. 20 years of Bush-Clinton leadership is enough and America needs change. With all this talk about polls, I think there is honestly one poll that really matters in the context of where our nation is right now and the direction it needs to go in the future- who among all the presidential candidates has shown the most potential for UNITING AMERICA? The answer is clear – Barack Obama.

    October 28, 2007 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  15. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    Obama is a dispicable human being. He needs to take his hate filled campaign and join the Republicans. He would feel right at home along side those religious nuts!

    October 29, 2007 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  16. James Clearbrook VA

    They will need a JUMBOTRON to have Hillary fit on it and Obama with his big fat lies.

    October 29, 2007 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
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