(CNN) - A new Republican ad appears to suggest Barack Obama has all but won the presidential race, an argument several vulnerable Senate Republicans may have to reluctantly embrace with only days until Election Day, an expert in campaign advertising said.
Aimed at Kay Hagan, Sen. Elizabeth Dole's surprisingly strong Democratic challenger in North Carolina, the 30-second spot from the National Republican Senatorial Committee warns voters against Democrats holding the White House and Congress, and flatly states that if Hagan wins, the party with "get a blank check."
"These liberals want complete control of government in a time of crisis, all branches of government," the ad's narrator states. "No check and balances, no debate, no independence. That's the truth behind Kay Hagan. If she wins, they get a blank check."
NRSC Online Communications Director John Randall denied the ad is suggesting John McCain will lose the White House.
"The NRSC is not conceding a Barack Obama Presidency," he said. Fiscally irresponsible liberals like Kay Hagan are not the answer in these tough economic times and would only make things worse. Our ad was intended to highlight Hagan’s many failings in light of the Democrats’ promise to close debate should they control the executive and legislative branches of the federal government."
But with polls suggesting a possible GOP bloodbath November 4, vulnerable senators in Red States may have no other option but to suggest Obama will capture the White House and warn the Illinois senator needs to be checked by Senate Republicans.
"They are basically painting the picture that the presidential race is over," said Evan Tracey of Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on ad spending said. "Overall people prefer divided government. This is that divided government argument: 'don't hand sole control over to one party.'"
GOP: "we messed things up horribly when we had power, so don't give an inch to the other party so they can fix our mistakes"
You mean like the blank check Sara Palin got for her clothes.and now we fine out the spent RNC money on her new son-in-law clothes.Do we want 8 more years of take from the poor and give to the rich .
it souds like obama wants to tax the rich to feed the bums. dont penalize americans for going to college, working hard and becoming successfull while these others who screwed around all their lives.
Instead of raising taxes maybe he should consider decreasing food stamps and add stricter laws and for those who are on housing should get to work. Dont raise taxes on us hardworking people to give to those who dont.
You could have at least waited until after the election.
that goes to prove what other republicans are thinking right now.
Spread the wealth so that hard working blue collars and unskilled can support the loafs and deadbeats. Yeah right. We already have too many deadbeats and people scaming the system. The same way they are scaming the voter registrations – wanting something for nothing. Like Obama wanting the keys to the White House and doing squat to earn it.
The tax and spend myth of the Demcorats is nothing compared to the borrow and spend reality of the Republicans.
McCain: "Vote for me because the GOP is losing congress"
Congress: "Vote for us because McCain is losing the presidency"
What has hit the republican's squarely between the eyes is the fact that their negative campaigning is also having a negative effect on senate and House races.
This is damage control, plain and simple. They are trying to fend off a super-majority in both houses of Congress. The problem is...it's too late.
They have screwed themselves royally.
It's fair weather ahead to move this country forward and repair the damage done by eight years of demented policies.
I am voting for Obama period.
It is time for the republicans to become big girls and boys now.
Americans need a positive change. If it comes with the Democrats then so be it. Dole needs to go sit down and play cards with the mccains and todd and sarah need to take those clothes and go home.
RIGHT, BECAUSE THE BUSH REPUBLICANS
TOOK REAL GOOD CARE OF OUR MONEY !!!
IF OBAMA SPNT A BILLION DOLLARS A DAY,
IT WOULD NOT EVEN GET CLOSE TO WHAT
THE BUSH REPUBLICANS DID. & AT LEAST
OBAMA, WE ARE CONVINCED, WOULD SPEND IT ON
AMERICANS, NOT 4satr HOTELS FOR IRAQI WAR LORDS.
SINCE WHEN DID THE REPUBLICANS BECOME A FOREIGN PARTY.
It is over for McCain...as it should be!
We have had a Republican controlled House, Senate and White House in the past and I am sure the Democrats could not be worse.
It is time for the Democrats to come in and fix this awful mess the Republicans have created!
Let's be real not all Dems agree w/ each other, just like not all repubs., agree w/ each other. There will be no blank check. However they will get there way on many issues.
Obama has already won, im in the music industry and i already know that Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin, Monique, Faith Hill, Tim Mcgraw are just a few names that are rehearsing and planning to perform at his $2.5 million Victory party at Chicago's Grant Park (capacity: 250,000). Sorry McCain. better luck next time.
Joe the carpenter cant make $150,000 in four years. Gov. Palins spends that on clothing in a month. Fiscal responsibility indeed!
While Obama's black supporters are attacking white women at ATM machines and robbing them and then cutting their faces.
DO NOT THINK SO !
Dole will still lose her seat. The repulsive Republicans are done. It is time to clean this country up. Only the ingnorant Republican base is buying thier lies and fear tactics these days. Hopefully, someday they will choose to educate themselves and stop buying into the hate messages.
Looks like it's time to flood Kay Hagen with some donations.
Not to worry, Bush/Cheney/ have already used all the checks in the checkbook.........
The Republicans criticizing eliminating checks and balances between the three branches? The GOP talking about excessive spending and blank checks? What is this, the mirror universe? Seriously, do these people have to shave their goatees off before a public appearance?
well apparently the repubs haven't been doing such a good job. even when the dems got the house and senate back 2 years ago, they still had to get through Bush. lets get all the repubs out the way and get some people in office who want to do something for those who are not rich for a CHANGE.
Wait. When the GOP had Bush at its helm and they were in control of the House and Senate, they not only closed the doors, but they nailed them shut and then had them soddered over with a metal sheet. They smiled and pranced telling American Democratic voters that they didn't have to listen or do ANYTHING. They were going to make the decisions they wanted to make. Now that the shoe may be on the other foot, they're pouting? Are they kidding? Seems to be the old adage of the chickens coming home to roost...
Instead of raising taxes maybe he should consider decreasing food stamps and add stricter laws and for those who are on housing should get to work. Dont raise taxes on us hardworking people to give to those who dont. GO JOHN MCCAIN!!!!!
Go to McCainPalinHalloween.com for the best McCain/Palin look a like halloween contest!!!
If republicans really want to talk about accountability, then let Sarah Palin speak alone!! MY GOD!! She could run our country! Don't you think we should be able to interview her?! JEEZE!!