April 23rd, 2008
01:15 PM ET
9 years ago

GOP attack ad takes aim at Obama's past

The North Carolina GOP released an ad attacking Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The North Carolina GOP released an ad attacking Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

(CNN) - The North Carolina GOP unveiled a 30-second television spot Wednesday that attacks Democratic gubernatorial candidates Beverly Perdue and Richard Moore for backing Barack Obama – the latest in a string of new ad campaigns that look to tie local Democrats to the Illinois senator.

The new ad points to "controversial figures from Barack Obama's past" and suggests that Perdue and Moore’s decision to endorse the Illinois senator raises questions about their judgment.

The Republican National Committee and presumptive GOP nominee John McCain have both asked the North Carolina state party not to run the ad.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is using Obama in another ad aimed at state Rep. Don Cazayoux, who is running for Congress. The spot ties Cazayoux to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the issue of taxes. "Cazayoux also supports Obama's radical agenda on health care. If Don ‘Tax You’ gets to Washington, he'll do what they tell him to do," says the announcer.

And the National Republican Senatorial Committee launched Web ads last week that use Obama’s controversial ‘bitter’ comments against several prominent Democrats, including some who have not endorsed his White House bid.

The targets include Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado, Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. “Will she cast her vote for Barack Obama, a man who calls small-town Americans ‘BITTER?’” asks the ad.

Other spots in the campaign include: “Will Al Franken Endorse Barack "Bitter" Obama? “Will Possible VP Mark Warner Endorse Obama?”, “Will Superdelegate John Kerry Vote for Obama?”, and “Will Failed Governor Ronnie Musgrove Endorse Barack Obama?”

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soundoff (362 Responses)
  1. EX Clinton Supporter

    Sen. Obama is NOT an experienced LIAR like Hillary and McCain!
    If he was he would be spining their words but THATS NOT what he's here for.
    He speaks the truth and it is very disturbing to see people fall for Hillary's lies and trickery after her blatant lie about Sniper Fire in Bosnia!
    At this point I say GOOD! Pay that $4.50/gal for milk and that $4/gal for gas! Hope Hillary dont start a war in IRAN! Did yall forget NAFTA?
    The most negativity came from Hillary and it seems some folks just dont get it!

    April 23, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Willy

    Adf the truth willl set us free from Obama and the democrats

    April 23, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Vig

    Obam seems to think he's some prince who shouldn't be held up to scrutiny and when he is, makes a speech deflecting and defending his problematic history and elitist thinking. Sorry, but really, your not all that.

    April 23, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. TMONEY!

    NC, you better stand up to the GOP for running those ads... If I was local resident- I'd protest in front of their office...

    April 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. kathy in ohio

    well this is the path he choose to advance his political career so i guess he has to deal with it ...................sorry for ya

    hillary 08

    April 23, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  6. king from toronto

    who ever feels that mc cain can defeat obama in november.must be dreaming.or just ignorant.

    April 23, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. Erik

    Welcome to North Carolina, Mr. Rove. Did you have a nice swiftboat ride?

    April 23, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  8. Hillary-ious

    This is a lame attempt at scaring superdelegates away from Obama. The Republicans are trying to make it seem like supporting Obama is some sort of liability. Nice try.

    April 23, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. get real

    Finally, I thought the Republicans were going to wait until Obama sealed up the nomination. This should show you whiny Obama democrats that Hillary really has been quite mild on him.

    Hopefully, you Obama maniacs will realize he is unelectable before it is too late.

    Hillary '08

    April 23, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  10. Cindy

    If the democrats are stupid enough to give the nomination to Obama then they deserve what they get when McCain wins. First, they will have disenfranchised millions of voters in FL and MI so who do you think they will vote for in the fall, not the democrats. Second, when white voters vote (even though they say race isn't issue) does anyone really think they will vote for the black candidate.

    April 23, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. tiredofitall

    Unless things change, the Republicans will win again. All they have to do is make it a close race, then do their usual trickery in the key remaining states needed, and guess what? They win!!!

    April 23, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. John

    They are back where they left,rambling rhetoric and lack of respect for anybody!Some of the obama supporters have not learnt a lesson.Voters in the last primary were probably offended with such vulgarities,and voted in contempt.Keep on! meanwhile ,Hillary is working on a plan for winning in Indiana.

    April 23, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
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