October 30th, 2008
11:39 AM ET
10 years ago

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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soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. Good Night

    Good niiiigggghhhtttt, the party is ooooover!

    October 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. Lucy

    I am so ready for a change.

    I don't think I can stand anymore fun with the Republican Party. Their "Party" had better be over. It is time to call it a night, turn out the lights, and go home. I hate having to be the one that has to clean up after them. They really wreck the place. I guess America has to clean up their mess. I'm ready to push all the Republicans out, and roll up my sleeves and get to work in fixing America with Obama.

    October 30, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Obama is not the Messiah

    Barack Obama considers himself a constitutional expert. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for 10 years. Both are listed in the top 10 law schools in the country.

    But don't be fooled. Obama is constitutionally challenged in at least one key area.

    Example one comes from Obama's book, "Audacity of Hope" (page 53), where he quoted then misinterpreted the Declaration of Independence:

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    … [T]he essential idea behind the Declaration – that we are born into this world free, all of us; that each of us arrives with a bundle of rights that can't be taken away by any person or any state without just cause; that through our own agency we can, and must, make of our lives what we will – is one that every American understands.

    Well, not every American, most significantly, Obama.

    Obama's choice of the word "born" as his interpretation of the Declaration's launching point for the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness was calculated, obviously to protect his belief in abortion, but, of course, inaccurate.

    The Declaration clearly stated these rights commence at "creation." Framers reiterated this point by stating they are endowed by a "Creator."

    This is not the man I want as MY president

    October 30, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. Biodun Olu

    This election is already won ... and lost... Obama/Biden ... McCain/Palin

    October 30, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. David Goldman





    October 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  6. Joliet Jake

    The soul man is clearly the one who will be running this ship come January. Thank GOD!

    October 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Cricket

    OK Obama supporters, remember, polls don't count-only votes count!! Vote early if possible, don't forget to take your necessary ID and take a folding chair if you think the lines will be long at your precinct. And in most states you're not allowed to wear campaign buttons, t-shirts, etc.

    Don't forget what Obama said, "REMEMBER TWO WORDS-NEW HAMPSHIRE"

    Voted Tues. and it felt great!!!

    BTW, I'm white, a granny, not a paid blogger, just a devoted OBAMA/BIDEN supporter!

    October 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. M.lyons

    Great ad but they look lost....Cabbie please take them back to retirement home.....

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 30, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. I'm very Happy!

    All I can say is God is good, He is Wonderful. Folks, it's not about Obama being black or anything, he is a very humble man – for all the humiliation he went through, name calling by fraud Sarah, he never insulted her. I believe that God will give him the necessary needed wisdom to lead this nation. God bless the USA. This is a beautiful country, and I've been blessed to be part of history.

    October 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th

    vote obama-biden, do it for our children, do it for our country.

    October 30, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. Rose

    There are still people all over this Country that still think Obama is a Terrorist or a Muslim or in some way anti America. Also there is a major fear among white males that Obama will turn his back on white America.. Obama needs to address these fears in the next few days, or this race will get tighter then he thinks. I don't want Barrack Obama to lose this election, because of trust issues.

    October 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Another grumpy old white woman for Obama

    'Nuff said.

    October 30, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  13. Chris

    If I could vote, I'd vote for Obama all the way. I don't dislike McCain but I think Obama would be a better leader.

    October 30, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Joe

    Now that everything is settled according to the media polls, let's look at the bright side of it all.

    Obama will wipe away all the tears from their eyes. There will be no more sorrows, or pain, and we'll all live happily ever after.

    October 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. mary

    priceless. what a an ad
    obama/biden 08/12

    October 30, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Danesh Ahmed

    If America want to regain its position, Americans need to do something on Tuesday 4 November.

    October 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. blaising

    Love that ad!! And it's true...we're living it!!

    October 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. Hoosier Gal

    Very clever ads! I've already voted for Obama/Biden. I'm going to be proud to see America become the country is should be again!

    October 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  19. Debbie in Missouri

    McCain depended on Palin and now Joe the No Show Plumber.

    McCain team called Palin a Diva and a Whack Job.

    McCain and Palin also called Obama many untrue things.

    I guess you reap what you sow.

    Go Obama ! ! !

    October 30, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  20. jeff in MA

    Way to go Senator Obama, we're all pulling for your victory. The world needs a leader like you.

    October 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  21. F Scot Independent

    Nicole, don't spend that $800 just yet. OBama will win but he won't be able to keep and fund all his rpomises. Neither candidate will improve our lot in the short term. We can only hope they will strengthen the country over the intermediate to long term.

    If you expect a quick fix, you are going to be very disappointed.

    October 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  22. Obama/Biden 08!

    Awesome 30 minute ad!!

    October 30, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  23. Taa Taa

    Brilliance at it's very best... OBAMA/BIDEN, y'all ROCK...
    TX for OBAMA!!!

    October 30, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  24. Republican Voting OBAMA


    October 30, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  25. Judy from PA

    Obama has more Bush people behind him than McCain has. If you don't want 4 more years of Bush, vote for McCain. If you want Colin Powell leading us into another war, vote for Obama.

    October 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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