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

RNC launches new anti-Obama site

The RNC launched a new Web site Friday.

The RNC launched a new Web site Friday.

(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. proud army and navy mom

    those questions have been asked and answered

    May 9, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. B + NYC

    It's about time.
    All they ever wanted was Obama to get the nomination... They will rip him up.

    May 9, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. rs

    wow...desperate times call for desperate measures.

    May 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. sacto joe

    They're running scared! They KNOW that Barak Obama will win the Presidency in a landslide!!

    May 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. sue

    So it begins....

    Hillary, drop this campaign and support the nominee like you said you would, we need to unite NOW before its too late!!

    The DNC better be prepared.

    May 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Milwaukee for Obama

    Nice try McCain. You are not winning this one. You will not by wanting to stay in Iraq 100 more years. It did not work in Kentucky with that guy who won the elections and I just feel sorry for the McCain camp.

    May 9, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. NickNas

    This will Backfire. Each state has its own ways of doing things and a VOTE PRESENT is a way NOT to be forced to vote on a Bill or Issue that you may believe in but the Crooks tagged on a bunch of crap that you DON'T support to it as Blackmail to get it through. Simple as that. Soon as the people learn this fact it will make this look just like what it is BS POLITICS!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Angus McDugan

    Thanks for supplying the ammo Hillary!

    May 9, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Dale Wise

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

    May 9, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Perrell, Lincolnton, NC

    The RNC can put this up, but funny enough these questions have been answer on more then one occasion. So if they want to make a fool of themselves then let them go right ahead and do that to their selves...

    May 9, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Stacy Clarks


    LET'S GO DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. James

    Another republican play book.

    May 9, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. Whiskey

    is the site bankrolled by the clintons?

    May 9, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Margeaux

    Obama is going to get slaughtered by the Rep. Maybe that will get that smug, arogant look off of his face.

    May 9, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Dan Lee


    October 2007: "It's clear that this election they're having [in Michigan] is not going to count for anything," Hillary Clinton during an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio in
    August 2007: Clinton adviser Harold Ickes voted to strip the rogue states (Michigan & Florida) of their delegates as a member of the DNC's Rules and Bylaws committee – "to prevent the gaming of the system,"
    September 2007: Patti Solis Doyle, Former Clinton's campaign manager, pledged not to compete in either contest -. "We believe Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina play a unique and special role in the nominating process... and the DNC's rules and its calendar provide the necessary structure to respect and honor that role," "Thus, we will... adhere to the DNC-approved nominating calendar."
    January 2004: Former DNC chairman–and current Clinton aide–Terry McAuliffe: "If I allow you to do that, the whole system collapses," (According to his memoir)."The closest [Michigan's delegates will] get to Boston will be watching it on television. I will not let you break this entire nominating process for one state. The rules are the rules.


    May 9, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. brian bernard

    please stop with the nonsence

    May 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  17. Alfredo

    The media is SO UNFAIR to Hillary. They need to realize that Hillary WON
    Indiana. Obama is expected to win both Indiana and North Carolina since February. But, Hillary won Indiana and cut Obama's lead in North Carolina from 20% in February down to 14% in spite of ad overspending by Obama.

    Wake up media people or wake up Obama-Media people. Hillary even won consecutively in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvannia and now Indiana. Not to mention the other big states such as California, Arkansas, Florida (both of them are in the ballot) that are crucial in November. Hillary has the most electoral college votes based in these big states.

    If you want a Democrat to win then Hillary should be the choice. African Americans are so unfair voting 9 to1 against Hillary not like the white people who fair and thinks who is the best candidate. Who is being racial now? This racial thing about Black has been OVERUSED, MISUSED and ABUSED by these people. Obama, the Obama camp, Clyburn, Wright and others can not fool us anymore. Stop this non-sense.

    Wake up superdelegates! Wake up media people.

    May 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. Greg


    I am starting to think it might be a very long time before we have another Republican in the White House.

    They just come off sounding like nut cases when they put out crap like this.

    May 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Eric

    You should see some if the "insightful" text submissions on this site:

    "Senator Obama, how can you claim to love this country while you disagree with its policies?"

    Complete ignorance at its best.

    May 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. char19145

    This is a first. My first crossover to the republican side. I'm sure I won't be alone.

    I would hold off on the coronation of Mr.Obama.

    May 9, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  21. Justice

    Typical republican site just like the swifboaters

    May 9, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  22. HillarySkank on myspace

    Hey RNC, sure you can ask all the questions you want, in the presidential debates between Barack and McSame.
    BTW, how is John's case coming with the FEC where he has violated the law?
    Has he l lost his bearings again?

    May 9, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  23. Tom

    This is exactly why I am voting for Senator Obama. We need to change the tactics of elections and the political strategies of Washington.

    May 9, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  24. Debby

    Yes and the RNC forgot the most important question why hasn't he gone to Iraq yet to see whats going on since he says he has better foreign policy experience than McCain.

    May 9, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. Sheila

    Questions well-put.

    Sen. Obama has failed to respond directly to many of the issues in the series of presidential debates. He appears unable to "think on his feet" when under even the slightest pressure.

    If he becomes the Democratic nominee, John McCain will coast to victory.

    May 9, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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