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. Joe the No Show Plumber

    Sorry Republicans,

    I can't fix the Drain of McPalin-McShame Campaign....I will vote for Obama-Biden....

    October 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Phil Newton from Murphy, Oregon

    Onward to NOVEMBER FOURTH!

    Obama 08

    October 30, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Christopher

    LMAO!!!! Looks like Bush and McCain "PALLING" around in the rear view mirrior...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 30, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. steve

    God Bless America! I am hopeful for an Obama/Biden victory on Tuesday. Our country needs a true leader, who will inspire and unite us, not divide us. I look forward to Tuesday!

    October 30, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. John

    Come on people you really can't believe that John McCain doing the same economic things that Bush did would result in different outcome.

    John McCain and George Bush are part of the "rich folks" and they think they deserve more for working every day than you or I do.

    I think the bills need to be paid by those that have benefited the most by this administration and that means more taxing of the richest 5%.

    October 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. Florence, SC

    Thats right, got money to burn – why not buy a good ad.

    October 30, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  7. Greed is not good

    ha ha ha! I love it. Great ad and so symbolic.

    October 30, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. No longer concerned independent in tEXAS

    Its sad watching Bush, hand the "shovel" he dug the giant hole in America with to McCain..so he can dig us straight to China...
    Well, we already voted for OBAMA, and hoping he can bury the shovel instead, which we think he can..

    October 30, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Ahhhh!!!

    ......that is one scary ad!!

    Can't wait until I don't hafta see that scary W anymore!!

    October 30, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. Deb

    Great ads. Great campaign. Great candidate.

    October 30, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  11. Barb

    Don't get too excited about your day and night obsession with Obama folks......He's made more promises than Jesus.....maybe with so many cult like followers, he's starting to think he is!

    October 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  12. Baby Love

    I can't wait to officailly call Obama President of the United States of America.

    His campaign of hope and change is much better than that of his opponents who tout fear, decisiveness and hate. He has run a high road campaign while his challenger has definately taken the low road.

    And of his spending millions of dollars to run that infomercial last night... We the people of America gave him that money in small amounts so he could use it to defend himself against the Karl Rove machine. It was extremely inspirational. Right On Obama!

    I'll take the smart black man over the stupid old man and his sidekick anytime.

    It's over John McCain.

    October 30, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  13. Maggie from Virginia

    Noah the moron is spreading lies again.

    October 30, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  14. Lorna, NY

    Why is this a negative ad? It is the truth. I hate when the media calls a truthful ad negative.

    October 30, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  15. Rob

    Hey, just read an article about how Barry's aunt is living in a slum in Baltimore I believe it is. Gee, aunt in a slum, half-brother living in a hut, gee, he takes care of his family really well. That is, those members of his family who can help advance his career.

    If he treats his family this well makes ya wonder how he'd treat the country.

    Barrack Obama, putting the ME in America.

    October 30, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  16. arc, Lugano CH

    Brenda Morrisey October 30th, 2008 12:53 pm ET
    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!!

    By 'we're' do you mean the McCain supporters hanging effigies from trees?

    October 30, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    I'll keep my freedom, my guns and my money.....You can keep the change

    October 30, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. mav, FL

    Hats off to Obama for running his campaign. Wed night infomerical was an excellent example. What a contrast campaign .... and surely it makes you think if McCain was not able to control and run his campaign, how will he run this country? Saying "Two Mavericks in a team is so much fun even when they do not go along well" ... well it may be fun for you but US does not have to pay the price for it.

    Vote Now. Vote Obama.

    October 30, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. Voter

    Don't trust the polls. This race is probably a LOT closer than it looks, and McCain could still win next week.

    October 30, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. rice, bryan

    i love the photo, two peas in a pod.

    October 30, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. Ann

    “People from every walk of life…uniting in common purpose”

    It sounds like "Proletarians of all countries, unite!" You Americans are playing with the future of your children.

    October 30, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. California Gold

    McCain and Palin, endorsed by Joe the Plumber.

    October 30, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  23. Blue By You

    Imagine Bush and McCain in your back seat? I would drive straight into a wall.

    October 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  24. mav, FL

    Obama and his family is True American family and he wants to re-instate the True American Dream that is lost in these last 8 years. HOPE is never lost, and you acheive something only if you DARE to DREAM. Go Obama!

    October 30, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  25. Simmy


    October 30, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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