May 9th, 2008
12:10 PM ET
15 years ago

RNC launches new anti-Obama site

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(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is stepping up its efforts against Barack Obama, launching a new Web site Friday that solicits voters to question the Illinois senator on issues "he has failed to address or refused to answer."

The site is encouraging both text and video submissions via YouTube. It also features a Web video suggesting certain questions to ask, including, "Why, as an Illinois state Senator, did he vote 'present' over 130 times instead of 'yes' or 'no' on difficult issues like abortion, crime, and guns?" and "Why did he tell donors in San Francisco that the economy has driven small town voters to 'cling' to guns and religion?"

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (247 Responses)
  1. Nancy

    Obama supporters are small minded ignorant people. If Obama cared about Americans he would make sure the Americans in FL and Michigan would be counted. He is happy to alienate Americans, can't be trusted.

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Sensible in Baltimore

    Who here is Republican and can honestly say that they are happy with the state of America today? Shame on Bush for dupping voters into voting for him in 2000. Not to mention the convenient recount fiasco in Florida. Shame on YOU if you voted for Bush in 2004! He and his administration are arguably the worse in the history of American Presidents.

    We are not safer, there were no WMDs in Iraq, we have lost thousands of brave men and women in Iraq unnecessarily although your boy claimed "Mission Accomplished" several years ago and we're spending billions of dollars in Iraq that we do not have which consequently continues to deteriorate our economy. If for one second you believe that McCain wont be more of the same then it's about time that you wake up from your hypnosis!

    The failed policies of Bush have made the obvious choice for CHANGE in the upcoming election to be Obama. I honestly believe that it is virtually impossible to do worse than Bush has for the past 7 years regardless of Obama's "lack of experience".

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. ok

    You have done this before it did not work. Don Cazayoux won a hard-fought race in Louisiana no matter your effort to tie him to Obama which actually help him to win. When are you going to learn?
    You got away with the SwiftBoating 4 years ago. Not this time. The DEMOCRATS are ready for you this time.

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Allen Friedman--- Henderson, Nevada

    This is for Laura and any other person that thinks that Hillary is the only one that they can vote for. The two candidates on the Democratic side share most of the same policies on the major issues that face this nation and for anyone to say that they will not vote for the Democrat because of gender or color of skin or how they were treated by the other candidate inorder to vote for McCain and his policies are simpley ignorant!

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. KB

    Evidence that the human race is doomed to destroy itself.

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. John

    NickNas- Why will this backfire? If a bill that you supported had earmarks you didn't like wouldn't you vote no? You opposed them enough not to vote for the bill, but its fine if they go through as long as your name isn't attached to it. That's some great leadership!!! I would hope you would vote against it and tell them to remove the earmarks if they wanted your vote. Every bill he gets as president will have attachments with it. Is he simply going to let them all go through so he doesn't look bad? I don't want a president who is going to simply be "present".

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Lene'

    Boy Oh boy are the Hillary supporters are using hard tactics to get their way.. GROW UP!!!

    I guess your too stupid and too spiteful for your own good. You'd rather have another 4 years of Bush if you don't get your way? That really doesn't make any sense now does it?

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. American Girl

    Barack Obama – The Leader our Nation Deserves

    Barack Stand Tall and Remember –
    A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. – MLK

    Democratic Party Unite –
    Hillary and Obama Supporters Unite, the Republicans can not get back in office!
    "The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." – MLK

    Stop the hate language among ourselves and unite!

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. franco

    Obama??? what has he done to show he can lead? Answer: NOTHING!

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. jon

    "So they're attacking Obama on a site that only republicans are going to look at. Feel free, morons."

    Um, you just saw it on this site. Man, you Obama peeps are dense. lol

    hillary for the win.

    May 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. WIll

    It's on!!!! Let's get this party started.

    May 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. Edgar - Orlando, Florida

    I will only vote for Obama, if Hillary is on the ticket nothing else.

    May 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Ismael, TX

    You democrats that are voting for McCain just because Barack is our nominee should be ashamed of yourselves. Go ahead and go support more war and loss of American lives. Go support the failed economic policies of the Bush Administration that McCain will continue. Go support a campaign that will look out for the interests of the wealthy and connected in America. You are pathetic and a disgrace to the candidate you once supported. She's smart and is going to support true change and a brighter future for our country. You make me sick.

    Texans for Obama!

    May 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. Marlie:

    The Republicans cannot do anything to Obama. Sure they will try and there will be some bad moments for Obama. We will never lose confidence in you Obama and your message of change. Go!Go!Go!

    May 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Pearl




    The highest position in the country should mandate an all inclusive
    backround in experience and sound judgement.

    I hope and trust your decision making will consider experience a
    most important factor and not be mislead by the media and other politicians who wish to influence the delegates and the voting public.

    May 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Mich

    Sen Obama will also win superdelegates from Iran and Hamas.

    Or maybe they are his 8th cousins.

    May 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Deb

    All of you who will vote for McCain if Obama is the nominee – GO AHEAD. Shoot yourselves in the foot...another 4 years of George Bush politics. Way to go and change our government.

    Obama 08

    May 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. American Girl

    The issue is not that he has not answered these questions.
    The issue is that no matter what answer he gives people will not be satisified and the Republicans will spin his answers for anotther sound bite. . So, I say Democrats do not keep dignifying the Republican party by responding.
    They can only argue with themselves but for so long....

    A true leader never seeks consenus he mold concensus.

    OBAMA '08

    May 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Dave Spencer

    I am a Democrat who will not vote in 2008. Reasons: Obama is the least experienced of all candidates (1 year ACTUAL!!!!) Very rarely do you get a straight answer except "change." and what makes me the most angry is that if he were White where would he be in the race???? I will not vote for McCain. McCain is not the person I saw in 2000 when the idiot trashed him. He has changed to someone I don't know, not for the better

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  20. Michael

    Those Clinton supporters who are attacking Obama are just being totally unfair. On the issues that matter, Obama and Clinton agree, almost issue by issue. I was never thrilled she might be the candidate, but I would have supported her, because, guess what, it is not about her: it is about America. If you think McCain is best for America, fine, but you cannot have been supporting Clinton's views. If, instead, you agree with Clinton on the issues that matters, you will unite behind the nominee. To vote out of spite is so wrong, unpatriotic and destructive, it is painful. It is your right to vote for anyone, but I would hope everyone - McCain voters or Dem voters - would ask who is right on the issues. I would have voted Clinton for that reason, and it would never have been close. She is right on the economy and the way in Iraq, and on not a single real issue does she disagree with Obama.

    I strongly believe Obama will be a great American President. I hope voters will keep their minds open, but do what you wish with your vote.

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. obamacrat

    I can't believe they're playing the "gun clinging" and voting "present" cards. Is this they best they could come up with. I guess they'll wait till later on when McCain is behind badly in the polls to come out with the really scary stuff.

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  22. Wake Up

    Typical Republican politics to spend all kinds of time and money trying to scare us instead of telling us how they will make things better. I want my son to inherit a planet on the mend, not a planet at war and addicted to oil. The choice is easy, if you don't see it now you will learn the hard way. WAKE UP!

    May 9, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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