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. v.a.

    good! don't let the sleezy mcsenile sloths get away with their bs. they aren't dealing with john kerry. obama will actually respond with truth.

    the desperate mccain campaign has their heads stuck so far up their butts they don't realize they are digging their own grave. can't wait for the negativity to backfire.

    July 31, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. Brina

    Obama I'm proud of you. Don't let the mean spirited people get to you. Keep taking the high road and sticking to the facts. There is a lot of work to do but we've got your back in a positive type of way.

    July 31, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. Robert Wooller, West Yorkshire England

    Another great move from the Obama camp!!!

    July 31, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. Venus


    I love it! The Low Road Express to no-where!

    July 31, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. are you done yet?

    the only thing Mccain does is make us support Obama more....another DONATION thanks John

    July 31, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  6. Linda31

    Okay, I have to say both campaigns are losing it. This is beneath Obama's campaign. Let the media talk about how low Mccain has gotten.

    July 31, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Naomi, Texas

    This is starting to get really funny...

    July 31, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. norml

    i love seeing my money spent wisely!

    July 31, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  9. rs


    July 31, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    Good for Senator Obama! While I admire his mastery of the "high road", too many people take his kindness for weakness and sooner or later, one must fight fire with fire! McCain has been stacking websites with so-called "negative images" of Obama (which amount mostly to the meanderings of an old man's paranoid mind), so it is about time that Future POTUS Obama responded as such...Quid pro quo!

    July 31, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. justin in CO

    so necessary! not at all too soon, either

    mccain, in arbitrarily accusing obama of playing the race card today is actually falling right into line with what obama said the repubs would do- play into fear, in part based on his race.
    mccain knows accusing obama of playing the race card is going to freak out a lot of apprehensive voters, whether or not it's a credible accusation.

    this must be addressed, and not via republican spin tactics

    July 31, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Tom in CA

    ..Oh come on Barack...it's just John's Tau protein tangles causing him to act this way!

    July 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. Patrick Henry, Fort Myers

    What a propaganda machine he has!!!

    Even the title of the web site–doesn't sound very "high road".
    Though both campaigns have taken some pretty cheap shots lately (how else can they contrast the 6 degrees between them)–this is really amazing. He may not become President, but he'll surely have a large group of connected supporters for whatever his next career step will be–perhaps U.N. Director?

    July 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  14. Ralph

    And McCain said that he is proud of going negative.

    July 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. Corey, Maryland

    haha thats awesome!!

    Obama Richardson 2008!!

    July 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. Jeff Long

    This website is soooo LAME!! There is nothing really on it. I really like BarackBook and Audacity watch. Those websites are really funny!! Audacity Watch is a really good sight because it has lots of information about how Obama is not ready to be commander and chief. Obama's team has really failed this time. Obama has played the "Race-Card" and he is just like "Spears" and "Hilton". Just go cry about it Obamabots! 🙂

    Substance over the Symbol!! McCain '08!!!

    July 31, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  17. Aunt

    What the McCain campaign doesn't want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was...wait for it...using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch.

    I'm So Disappointed In Sen. McCain A Liar and A Cheat
    REF. Hunt POost

    July 31, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  18. Nando, Florida

    LMAO way to hit back Obama !!!

    July 31, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  19. Tommy

    The way McCain is acting, they should make it "The Straight Jacket Express."

    July 31, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  20. JT

    Hahaha. This is hillarious. Bravo to the Obama campaign.

    July 31, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  21. Whats left in your wallet?

    Liars always forget their lies,right John?

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  22. Amy

    Obama's website is necessary to respond to the McCain attacks, but the RNC has no excuse-I just checked out their websites, and they are juvenile. Not what I expect from a serious candidate and a serious party. Just another example of how the Republican party is not in touch with the American people, people who want grown-up solutions to serious problems. McCain has become a joke.....has Rove already joined his team? This turn to the negative and ugly has Rove written all over it......

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  23. Wendy

    Cable TV News is playing the innocent card when they are really be being devisive. Think for yourselves. UNITED WE STAND.

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  24. Former republican white man from california for Obama

    sure is not in 2000 he was a completely different person now he is in bed with the extremist that have taken over the Republican party and pushed all of us regular people out.

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  25. Angel Mires

    Obama talks about McCain being in the gutter and then he ends up right there with him. Let the games begin without playing the race card this time.

    McCain '08!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
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