October 30th, 2008
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Obama camp releases ‘closing argument’ ads

 The Obama-Biden campaign released two new ads Thursday.
The Obama-Biden campaign released two new ads Thursday.

(CNN)– The Obama-Biden campaign released two “closing argument” ads Thursday, one negative spot looking provide ‘perspective’ on Sen. McCain’s similarities with President Bush, and one positive ad touting the direction the Democratic candidate plans to take the country.

“Wonder where John McCain would take the economy?” and announcer says in ‘Rearview Mirror,’ as a car drives down the road. “Look behind you,” continues the announcer, as the driver of the car readjusts the rearview mirror to show an image of President Bush.

“John McCain wants to continue George Bush’s economic policies,” the announcer adds.

The second spot, ‘Something,’ echoes the approach of Wednesday night’s 30-minute Obama campaign ad. “Something’s happening in America,” the announcer says. “People from every walk of life…uniting in common purpose”

“Barack Obama. Endorsed by Warren Buffett and Colin Powell. A leader who’ll bring us together.”

Both ads began airing Thursday in key battleground states, according to the Obama campaign.


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  1. nirmala

    I already VOTE for Obama/Biden. Good job Obama

    October 30, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. Jim

    Call me a radical liberal marxist Muslim redistributionalist who is unamerican... but he has my vote

    OBAMA 08

    October 30, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. Lucas A. Restituyo

    Nov 4th I will vote for OBAMA. We need a big change.

    October 30, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. MEandYOU

    Obama's ad's make you laugh and McCain's ad's make you cry....right now I could use a little laughter

    October 30, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Rj

    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 30, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. bruce FORMER REPUBLICAN FROM MA.

    Brief, concise, and factual...

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08' & 12' VOTE FOR THEM...!!!

    Vote for them they are the only way we will get out of this ditch.

    If you have or will have children and grandchildren they are the ones that your grandchildren will be thankful for even if they don't know it.

    Vote for the chance for the kids to have the country our familys left us.

    Yup, its that old(69yr)-white-retired guy from Ma. Former Rrpublican.

    Bruce

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. nicolevoter

    FIRST THE PHILLIES, NOW OBAMA!!!

    I like my gimmicks on late night infomercials about how to buy real estate for 300.00 bucks and instant stain removers thank you, not this Joe the No Show nonsence.

    When Obama wins, we'll pour into the streets in jubilation that America is not lost and hope is on the way!

    Check the tax calculator! I'm saving 800 bucks under the Obama plan, at McShame's site absolutley nothing.

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. NO WAY. NO HOW. NO MCCAIN

    After this election McCain owes the American people an apology. He's run the nastiest, filthiest, racist, and most divisive campaign in modern history. Rep. Lewis was right. He played with fire to get elected and it almost burned us all. Thank God for the temperament of Barack Obama, that he was cool enough not to engage in McCain's hate and fear tactics. We could have painted McCain the same way he tried painting Obama, but we took the high road to the highest office. And it's going to pay off.

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Buster

    I love it.

    Send the McCain/Palin lie-machine home Tuesday – show the RNC we won't be cowed by their bully-boy tactics anymore. Some of the conservatives sign on once and a while and snidely remark that the dems are sure nasty – well, we have finally taken the gloves off and are fighting fire with fire. And we still can do it without descending into the gutter the republicans have occupied for the last 20 years.

    McCain: "I'm not George Bush". No, you're merely an echo.

    October 30, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  10. Steve, KY

    You already had my Vote, Barack!

    This will literally change the world.. America will be seen as a place of oportunity once again!

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. redhead from Toronto

    I love the Rearview mirror ad, anyone still on the fence should really think about that, BUT, no more looking back, it's on and upwards from Nov 4th on with Barack Obama, the "Peoples" President". Please vote for CHANGE, please vote for HOPE, please vote for a new BEGINNING for the GREAT US of A. YOU'VE EARNED IT. YOU DESERVE IT.

    October 30, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  12. Dawn

    Nice, everyone voting for Obama please vote and if you are undecided, vote for the one who will make an impact, you want war or peace...

    Vote

    Obama/Biden08/12

    October 30, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. So proud

    JACKPOT!!!

    October 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. John

    We need a change from republican economic policies. I'm 64 years old and I most likely won't see a return of my life's savings that was destroyed under Bush/McCain.

    October 30, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. The Messiah is coming!!!

    Barbara- You couldn't be any more wrong. Hopefully you voted early and often. That would be more typical of an Obama supporter.

    October 30, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. Purple Alaska

    Oh, Good One!

    Nothing worse that a two-headed monster...with a SHOVEL!!!

    Fired Up ~ Ready to Go!

    October 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  17. ez

    Early voting is the way to go.

    Registered Republican "voted" Obama/Biden 08

    October 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  18. Jackie

    People are complaining about the money spent on the 30-mins spot Obama had on national TV the the million dollars he rasied. What they fail to realize that as a Black man, he has to work twice as hard to prove himself, spend twice as much to be recognized and campaign harder to be accepted. So give the guy a break and understand that minorities are always at a disadvantage in everything

    October 30, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. LIP

    When Obama started his campaign, he and his advisors had a brain storming session and decided that the best strategy for defeating McCain would be to tie McCain to Bush, as everyone was blaming Bush for the economy. They repeated this montra daily until people actually started believing it and McCain spent all his constructive time fighting this strategy, never being able to get on point for the time wasted in defensive positions. The best battle fought is an aggressive battle where the opponent is constantly playing a defensive position.
    Was this dirty politics Obama was responsible for? Yes.
    Should you vote for someone like Obama? No.

    October 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  20. Roger

    Guys, now is our time. John McCain(let's admit) is nothing but the same old politics with the same failed policies.

    Obama/Biden 2008

    Let's go!!!

    October 30, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  21. Chesapeake, Va

    Now that's funny...........what way to end the campaign.

    Obama/ Biden 2012

    October 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Brenda Morrisey

    With all the air time Obama is buying, you'd think he'd be doing better in the polls. It just goes to show you, we're not "buying" him.

    McCain '08!!

    October 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  23. Arizona Dem

    I am a True American and I am voting for Obama/Biden

    October 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  24. marlies

    i like it ! :-)

    October 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  25. Lubernaut

    It is nice seeing these two fade into the distance in the rear-view mirror!

    Time to move on!

    October 30, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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