July 31st, 2008
07:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign launches 'Low Road Express' Web site

The Obama campaign launched a new Web site Thursday.
The Obama campaign launched a new Web site Thursday.

(CNN) – A day after the Obama campaign released an advertisement entitled “Low Road,” the presumptive Democratic nominee’s camp is following up with the Web site “Low Road Express.”

The new site collects media coverage – editorials, fact check articles, and video clips - about the strategies and tactics of Sen. John McCain’s campaign in recent weeks.

The Republican National Committee recently launched two Web sites focused on Obama. On Wednesday, the RNC rolled out “Audacity Watch,” a Web site that collects together video clips of media coverage about Obama and an RSS feed of information from GOP.com. Earlier this week, the RNC also launched “BarackBook,” a site that parodies Facebook, a popular social networking Web site where Obama has amassed more than a million supporters.

The Obama and McCain campaigns have traded fire this week as McCain released an ad entitled “Celeb” that likened Obama’s public notoriety with that of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The Obama campaign quickly responded with the “Low Road” advertisement.

UPDATE: McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds issued the following statement about the Obama campaign's "Low Road Express" Web site: “Barack Obama’s campaign created his global celebrity status - we are celebrating it and informing voters of his inexperience. If there’s a low road in this campaign, Obama’s campaign paved it when they launched the first negative attack ad in this election.”

soundoff (343 Responses)
  1. Voice of Reason

    1) McCain is actually accusing the Obama campaign of 'negative attack ad's ? That's taking hypocrisy to a new level.

    2) It seems that this formula somehow works for the GOP: The more outrageous the lie, the better. According to Senator McCain, the whole invasion of Iraq has been wildly successful. I have to wonder what will come out in the next campaign ad... 'Barack Obama is too old and feeble to be president' or maybe, 'The Obama campaign is in too deep with the oil industry' – or maybe 'Barack Obama is out of touch with the American people'.

    3) The McCain camp has stopped talking about their own plans, and what good they have to offer the world. They spend all their time talking about Obama, accusing Obama, criticising Obama, and trying to refute Obama. Then they have the audacity to blame the media for being 'all Obama, all the time'. LOL!

    July 31, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. Allen in Hartwell, Ga.

    Somehow, someway, someday, voters in America will get the idea that the GOP's favorite campaign strategies are to scare the voters and lie about the other party. It's never about their candidates.

    July 31, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. Timothy

    The Republicans are a bunch of corruption and don'nt listen to some of these Republicans if you do we will have a bigger slumping economy and more failed foreign policy. Vote Mccain and that is what the American People wil get another Bush Administration and will be sorry. Mccain is another Bush American People.

    July 31, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. Steve Harrison

    My question is are they just as excited that the McCain camp is doing the same fact checking.

    July 31, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. fafa

    At last, Obama camp is responding and swiftly and with style.I was beginnen to get nervous. McCain "proud of it". I know in my guts McCain is not comfortable with the turn of event. He wont win this election on mereits and the political climate doesn't favor him. He is doing what he accuses the senator form Ilinois from doing: politics. The good senator fro Arizona is drifting away, just lost all its credibility even with right minded replubicans.

    July 31, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  6. s

    I support Obama all the way, but, this is a waste of money and time. The money should be used to reach and educate small town america on reasons to vote for Obama, these people might not have the money for a computer.

    Obama '08

    July 31, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Abby

    obama you are an Arrogant, Radical FRAUD. It is YOUR campaign – with all your Chicago Style Dirty Political Tricks that are a DISGRACE to Americans. STOP with all the race talk – you have divided our country set us back to 1960. Shame on you obama!

    July 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. Tom

    The only low road politics being played in the general election is by Obama and his surrogates. He did it in the primary too.

    July 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  9. Richard Chranium

    > If there’s a low road in this campaign, Obama’s campaign paved it when they launched the first negative attack ad in this election.”

    Umm, that's a GOP toll road you're on, buddy.

    Bitter Old Man for President!

    July 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  10. Jack

    Its time for a change, this country should not be run by war mongering angry old men!

    July 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. dgordon

    OK repubs, where's the beef? McCain is charging Obama with saying he will tax electricity. Prove it. This is just another pile of BS from a campaign that has no positive message. We're not all as stupid as you think we are (no thanks to the current education system in the U.S.). We aren't all going to believe something just because FOX news spews it out. Thank God there's only 3 months left of this garbage.

    July 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  12. joseph

    Obama needs to stop spending so much time complaining about McCain whining and just stick to the facts. He needs to air commercials about the following facts: (1) McCain's experience has not taught him that Iraq and Afghanistan don't border each other. (2) McCain has agreed that a withdrawal might be warranted in 16 months. (3) McCain's misstatement about the history of the progress of the war in Iraq should be highlighted. (4) McCain made the remark about 100 years in Iraq. (5) McCain said he didn't know much about the economy. (6) The incident with McCain speaking and Lieberman whispering in his ear.

    July 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  13. AC, from California

    Everyone be nice to BARACK!

    Dont insult him for his choice of friends; lately, its the aptly named
    Ludacris.

    Don't call him on the dumb things he says.

    I think its all a stage game to get the conservatives riled up, and fuel the so-called negativity from their end.

    Why? Because I dont think Barack nor his campaign people are stupid.

    They know what they are doing. But its overkill at this point.

    July 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  14. Debby

    What a lame ad especially all of the in pocket media listed now thats what the McCain camp was getting at and their point was proven by this website.

    July 31, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. rexx

    Obama has NO experience. The guy is an empty suit. He is going down in nov.

    July 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  16. Obama Does It Better

    I don't blame Obama camp "Fight Fire With Fire". Now, Can we get back to the issues?

    July 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  17. RJ, CA

    Sorry if you don't like it Obama. I do - LOTS!

    July 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  18. Wisconsin

    ....

    Simply put: Republicans can't win on the issues or they would be talking about them!

    Obama is right on:

    Taxes
    Econ
    Envir
    Iraq

    McSame even had to flip-flop and agree with Obama on Iraq.

    July 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  19. Sherry

    WHEN ARE OBAMA AND MC CAIN GOING TO DEBATE ON TV ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT MATTER AND STOP PLAYING MC CAIN'S PLAYGROUND GAMES?

    WE NEED DEBATES NOT CHILDISH GAMES. BUT MC CAIN'S AFRAID TO DEBATE OBMAM. HE KNOWS HE WILL LET ALL AMERICA SEE IS AGE, LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, ANGER AND THE FACT HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOW. HE CAN SORT OF HANDLE SOUND BITES BUT ANYTHING OF LENGTH OR SUPSTANCE HE WILL FOLD. HE CAN'T EVEN ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION AT THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT.

    OBAMA NEEDS TO PUSH TO HAVE A DEBATE AT LEAST ONE A WEEK TILL THE ELECTION SAY STARTING JUST AFTER LABOR DAY. MC CAIN WILL FALL APART ON STAGE. HE WILL NOT BE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN TAKE THE PRESSURE DAY AFTER DAY AS WE CAN ALL SEE DAY AFTER DAY IN THE ELECTION.

    WAKE UP AMERICA WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT CAN HANDLE THE JOB, THE STRESS, THE DECSIONS. WE DON'T NEED A MAN THAT CAN'T EVEN CAMPAIGN WITHOUT PROBLEMS IN JUDGEMENT.

    WE NEED BARACK OBAMA 08 & 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  20. Unshrub

    Eight years ago McCain was a nice guy, someone I wanted to win the White House, now he has become a pig in politics. He is the reason we need someone like Obama, someone new. McCain has become more personal against Obama than any other Presidential candidate in American history. I now despise the pig. He does not deserve to be treated with the respect one should give a Presidential candidate or a war hero. His actions since he left the service leave a lot to be desired, starting with the Keating Five. I am also starting to despise those who support him. For the record, I have not voted for a Democratic President since I started voting, starting with Richard Nixon, but I will this time, and I am going to give him lots of money. It is time for change and McCain is demonstrating he is not the one to do it.

    July 31, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  21. Sherry

    BARACK CAN'T LOWER HIMSELF TO MC CAINS "LOW ROAD" POLITICS BUT HE MUST ANSWER THEM AND NOT JUST BRUSH THEM OFF. PEOPLE WILL SEE HIM AS INGORING THINGS. HE NEEDS TO TAKE ACTION WITH EVERYTHING MC CAIN THROWS AT HIM BUT WITH THE GRACE AND DIGNATY HE HAS AT ALL TIMES.

    July 31, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  22. S. Boatman

    Mccain Has Not Taken The Low Road! He Has Gone Under The Road Like A Slimy Dishonorable Two Headed Worm!

    July 31, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  23. Joyce Becker

    Good for the Obama camp, as that is the turn McCain has taken in this campaign and he should be exposed for what it is, a lot of hot air wihout any substance.

    July 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  24. Sacto Joe

    The best thing I heard Senator Obama say about the recent negative attack ads by the McCain camp was something to the effect that he is spending his time trying to tear down his opponent rather than focus on the issues.

    Senator Obama needs to respond to these negative ads, yes, but he also needs to put out ads that DO focus on the issues!

    For example, he needs to point out that putting resources towards drilling for offshore oil does NOTHING to lower our dependence on oil in general.

    He needs to challenge Senator McCain on this issue by coming up with a plan to decrease demand for oil/gasoline. As less gasoline is used, the price will drop, according to the law of supply and demand.

    How about some kind of rebate for tuning up your car with new plugs, and getting your tires pumped up? Something along those lines.

    July 31, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  25. mello doug New Mexico

    What Obama may lack in experience McCain makes up for in underhanded lowdown vicious campaigning that to me is as repugnant as anything that the swift boaters have done. McCain may have experience; I'm not sure what it is, but he lacks good judgment...for sure. I used to admire McCain but not anymore. He is just like the rest. God help us if he is elected.

    July 31, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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