July 31st, 2008
07:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama campaign launches 'Low Road Express' Web site

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(CNN) – A day after the Obama campaign released an advertisement entitled “Low Road,” the presumptive Democratic nominee’s camp is following up with the Web site “Low Road Express.”

The new site collects media coverage – editorials, fact check articles, and video clips - about the strategies and tactics of Sen. John McCain’s campaign in recent weeks.

The Republican National Committee recently launched two Web sites focused on Obama. On Wednesday, the RNC rolled out “Audacity Watch,” a Web site that collects together video clips of media coverage about Obama and an RSS feed of information from GOP.com. Earlier this week, the RNC also launched “BarackBook,” a site that parodies Facebook, a popular social networking Web site where Obama has amassed more than a million supporters.

The Obama and McCain campaigns have traded fire this week as McCain released an ad entitled “Celeb” that likened Obama’s public notoriety with that of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The Obama campaign quickly responded with the “Low Road” advertisement.

UPDATE: McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds issued the following statement about the Obama campaign's "Low Road Express" Web site: “Barack Obama’s campaign created his global celebrity status - we are celebrating it and informing voters of his inexperience. If there’s a low road in this campaign, Obama’s campaign paved it when they launched the first negative attack ad in this election.”

soundoff (343 Responses)
  1. Miguel Rivera

    McCain, I hardly knew you.

    Well, the Republicans started it, so the Democrats have the right to strike back.

    July 31, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  2. Tips For Barack

    The Republican's want to make this election entirely about Barack focusing on the qualities they know white racists will find most irritating about him: he is loved, articulate, visionary etc. Barack needs to make McCain and Bush the issue...because that is what it is.

    The Obama camp should let his ads answer the worst McCain charges and the candidate should resist the temptation to freelance his criticism of McCain on the fly. That needs to be focused with key words like OLD and SAME highlighted and repeated in every ad. He can point to McCain flip-flopping on a host of issue and yes, he can use humour to deflect some criticism. What he can not do is appear to be complaining everytime his opponents do something outrageous.

    Tell the people how McCain has changed his positions on torture, immigration, tax cuts etc etc

    July 31, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  3. Alice in Florida

    Cry, cry, Bam Bam, cry, cry

    Grow a pair, Bam Bam, get them back from Jesse and Michelle

    DEBATE, cry baby; attend town hall meetings like a man

    Go on Fox News

    The old tired RACISM excuses ain't working anymore, ESPECIALLY since we all know how RACIST you and ugly Michelle are

    Stop pimping out your daughters

    DEBATE like a man – LOL – that is, if you ever get your (expletiveS deleted) manhood(s) back from Jesse, who is now under the bus alongside Michelle, who you are wisely now keeping silent

    ROFLMAO! This is WAY better than ANY soap opera on TV! EVEN BETTER than old tired fat Oprah! I mean, Oprah is SO YESTERDAY! And she has you to thank for most of that

    I mean, really, the old tired race card is SO yesterday – we've all lived through OJ, Michael Jackson, the Duke University fiasco that Al Sharpton STILL hasn't apologized for

    Worst of all, we've all seen your educated behind call the Clintons RACIST all the while you attended a church (WITH your pimped-out daughters!) that was WAY more racist than ANYTHING I've ever seen in my entire lifetime! "White people invented AIDS just to kill Black people" comes to mind.........from a formerly beloved uncle who you prayed with before you decided to run for King of the Universe

    I can't WAIT until you are back to organizing racist communities – now, THAT is what you are good at

    Fugget about dancing – you dance like a White girl – fugget about bowling – you bowl like a Black man – fugget about basketball – you play basketball like a White man – fugget about bicycling – you bicycle like a gay man

    Oh, you ARE good at celebrating your celebrity – like Paris and Britney

    I'll give credit where it's due

    You are EXTREMELY good at being in love with yourself

    July 31, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. flavoter

    Why will no report if theres anything to Sen. McCains ties to this organization some of us here in Florida are worried about his ties to big oil through this group.If there is no story then fine but when I google this and start to follow various links this is really troubling at least for a few of us.We are only seeking some straight talk..

    International Republican Institute

    July 31, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  5. joe

    At least Britney Spears and Paris Hilton know how to repeat. They have hit songs and movies. If they tell them so, they would know for sure Irak does not have border with Afganistan, and Putin is no longer president of Russia etc,etc, etc......I am sure they can read teleprompter, that is why they sing both beautifully.

    July 31, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  6. Phil Forreal

    This is a good way to fight back. Don't pull a John Kerry and just try to ignore the attacks. Show America just how desperate good "old" Johnny Boy is becoming.

    August 1, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  7. Obama/Clinton

    Low Road and Still Straight Talk – We've known McCain for over 20 yrs, in 2000 he should have become the Republican nominee. He's proven himself to this country in fighting for it, literally. He's developed legislation and voted for or against other legislation without voting 'present'.

    Obama who?, before Jan of 2007, only the State of Illinois residents knew of him and he won't even be around to finish his commitment to them if he's elected President.

    Nasty – Nasty is as Nasty does so don't think you can fool this country like you did the folks of Illinois Senator Obama.

    Independents and Hillary believers who just don't like you for what are the unknowns and your INEXPERIENCE will vote for McCain, a sure thing.

    Change – there is good change and bad change. Good change is anything but what we have now in an 'Uniter that claimed he wasn't a Divider but a Dictator'.

    Bad Change is another unknown – you.

    Karl Rove was nasty, Jim Baker deceitful and the republicans stole the 2000 elections by 537 votes and a crooked Supreme Court Judge – Scalia

    John McCain, reach across the isle now and pick Hillary as your V.P and show this country how uniting begins.

    August 1, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  8. Remy

    what happened to my comment?
    If anything come with the word JEW, the comment is vanished. Are you talking of FREEDOM of expression?

    August 1, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  9. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Barack you don't fight fire with fire. Please do not drop to McCain's level. "The Campaign of Whiners" are trying to pull you in the gutter
    with them. Be patient and prepare for the debates. Remember a
    smart man fights with his brains. Americans are smart people,
    they can see that McCain is desperate. He will say and do anything
    to win. Also,stay away from people like Ludacris and Bernie Mack, they
    can be bought. Get plenty of rest before the convention. May the force
    be with you Mr. President Elect.

    August 1, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  10. Remy

    If you have any respect to the readers or to the freedom of expression , publish my original comments instead of deleting them!!

    August 1, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  11. Viva Obama

    My friend you should write your own book. "the audacity of a lier"

    August 1, 2008 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  12. Steve

    Anyone who's "proud" of that idiotic Britney/Paris commercial deserves a website like this against them. Great idea.

    August 1, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  13. CCS

    What's crazy to me is that people are okay with the Republican attacks. Seriously? The best they've got is, "don't you hate how popular this guy is? Don't you hate that everyone but you loves him?"

    In the world of reality and logic, if the majority of the people in the world admire Obama, it's probably you and not everyone else who's wrong, McCain.

    August 1, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  14. Derrick Beary

    I'm a resident of Columbus-Ohio and the "Low Road Express" Web site of Senator Obama is helpfull in the sense that we educated people in this country want the change. Hopefully, this website will portray for days, weeks and months what the Gop tried to do by smearing Barack.

    It saddened me a lot to see John Mc cain taking this path which is the nasty one.

    August 1, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  15. clarity

    The Low Road Express, it's so comical and creative.
    I love it!

    McCain is as shifty as ANANSE the spider. McCain made a lame attempt to play the race card by blaming Obama of playing a card that is no where in Obama's campaign deck. A little slight of the hands, and voila, we are all taking about and blogging about race with McCain standing in the background still donning his spotless magician gloves. Hopefully America will show the masked magician, McCain we have bigger brains.

    August 1, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  16. Derrick Beary

    sOMEHOW, Mc Cain should portray himself as the one who can put all our differences back , instead; his campaign portray two white girls whose caracters and habits are not welcome in this society. The way he portrays Barack has nothing to do with its plan how to solve issues we do fce now. He and its campaign are more divisive and reaaly play race card. Have You see Senator McCain having campaign tour where black people live?

    August 1, 2008 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  17. Shay

    LOL McCain had to do something to get just a little bit of the attention. He had to cry , kick . whine and throw a tantrum for anyone somebody listen to him. Yes, McCain, I love me some Barack Obama. He is like a breath of fresh air.
    MCCAin the exact opposite, stale air. Nice try old man but it isn't going to work.

    As the saying goes while you are digging a ditch for someone else don't forget to dig one for yourself. Fair exchange is not highway robbery.

    August 1, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  18. TIME Out!!!

    What happen to the Maverick? McCain senior advisor Steve Schmidt long time Protege of Karl Rove paved the low road in McCain's Campaign .......ATTACK ATACK AND ATTACK Again and Again
    **McCain would rather lose his Dignity inorder to win*! You are a disgrace to Your PARTY!!!! **BE quick to Judge Yourself and slow to Judge OTHERS **
    **McCain can you hold both of your arms up, come on NOW ...Because if you can't and the Police stop you they will take you to Jail for not obeying The LAW**OLD HOG JAW!!!

    August 1, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
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