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. Rob

    If McCain is able to focus everything on Obama, than Obama will lose (so would everybody; nothing can stand up to that). McCain's campaign is being run by fools who would run the Republican Party into the ground. He accuses Obama of being able to lose a war to win an election, while he is willing to sacrifice his party's good name to win an election.

    THE WORLD IS WATCHING... if McCain is elected, the intelligence of the American people will be about as respected as Iran.

    I can't beleive that this is the level of debate.

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. California Gold

    McCain is handing everyone material for comedy routines.

    (Which will result in my comment being moderated.)

    July 31, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Paris

    I guess truth hurts Mr. Obama.

    For the past 12 months you have acted and campaigned as thought you are a rock star, now you are
    upset that you are compared to celebrities?

    You are only a celebrity and not a leader.

    Too bad get over it, whiner.

    July 31, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. jp/michigan

    With all the hoopla of the middle-east and European trip and Obam can't break 50 in the polls, instead he is dropping in low numbers. I believe Obama on the low road express.

    July 31, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. Tommy Lee

    I always worry about the guys that run against the other guy instead of own their own ideas and merits...enough said!

    Bush ran against Gore and against Kerry...now McBush hired all the cronies from team Bush and is running the same gutterball ads.

    Vote on hope and not on fear this time America.

    We are better than this negative stuff. The office of most powerful person in the world is above this level too. Let's respect the office and elect a person that respects our intelligence and doesn't run his entire strategy on fear of the other candidate.

    July 31, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. susie

    Instead of making different web sites everyday, why doesn't Obama spend his time doing a debate with McCain? Is he afraid to make answer questions that have not been preprinted for him?

    July 31, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. TRUTH

    obama should be the blow road, as in the cocaine – blow he admitted doing. What a resemblence to JFK , right caroline kennedy & oprah

    July 31, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Brian

    Oh please. McCain's criticisms are fair and Obama has no response, so he just whines about McCain being mean. Poor baby!

    July 31, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Jerry

    I am so proud of Obama because we need a president who stand up for American people and the Republican party does not care of American people.... Look who got American in bad economy and war, gas prices, the Republican party out with they dirty negative ads against Obama. MCSAME we need change not old politician who messing up our country

    July 31, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  10. Jan from Boca Raton, FL

    This is the coolest thing ever!

    Even if you hate Obama, you have to admit that this is awesome!

    McCain is a joke and I am glad we can all laugh about it!

    July 31, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  11. VON BISMARK,Vienna.

    I have just visited BARACKBOOK.COM and tO my utmost dismay I found another clock ticking from the day mcWAR invited Obama for town hall mettings.It beats my imagination as whether mcSHAME is at the same time a player and coach.Is he the one dictating the pace of the campaign?
    Just as his Iraq visit challenge turned out to be a NIGHTMARE to him,when the time for the real prsidential debates comes he will cry "had I known"

    July 31, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  12. Alexia Peachtree

    I'm scared of Obama because his black! I'm scared of Whoopi Goldberg's gum's because there black! I'm scared of the back of Forest Whitaker's neck because its black!! I'm scared of the black key's on a Piano because it's black. I'm scared of Wesley Snipes because he's black! Your right Obama! I'm scared and this is the only reason that I am not voting for you! :*-)

    July 31, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. Concerned in Alabama

    McShame, don't think that Obama and his campaign is going to sit back and let you and the RNC railroad him. And you call yourself a Maverick........please. I bet you wish now that you could have run against Hillary. You see, you underestimated Obama just like Hillary did. You thought that he was just this Jr. Senator nobody knew. You thought that since you are well-known it would be a breeze for you and the Rovian Dog Gang. You know now....so now you and the RDG has to pull out the negative stops to stop Obama's fame from the whites, blacks, browns, yellows, old, young, the good, the bad, the ugly, the short, the tall, the long.......well, you get the drift.

    You thought that Obama was going to take on your request to have a debate once a week for 10 weeks. You see, Obama doesn't answer to your call when you want it and how and when you want it. He will debate you, Senator; It just won't be on YOUR and the Rovian Dog Gangs terms. Obama is not stupid and neither is his supporters.

    When Obama does debate you, Senator, well......you're find out.

    July 31, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Mary in CT

    "Low Road Express".....nah, that's not negative AT ALL.....

    July 31, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. Crush Rush

    Obama will win.Rush Limbaugh and his pinheads use the low road every day on the blogs and his program.He has a following of bigots,hatemongers and other low lifes of whom will never vote for change because they are stuck in the mud like pigs.

    July 31, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. Rob - WA


    July 31, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    This is turning into on nasty evil campaign. Hollywood screen play writers could not have dream up all this crap!

    July 31, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. JIM...TX

    This is great.....hit back at McBush with all you can. They understand MUD!

    July 31, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. Griff

    You are the Problem Obama.... The USA has sold it's Kid's, to a Pied Piper.... Shame on you!!!! Parents....... Shame.............................

    July 31, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. the new idea!!!!

    get ready for the REAL MCCAIN...dumpmccain.com

    July 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. Terri

    Lovin it 🙂 ROTFL

    You get them Barack let them know you are not John Kerry.

    Go Obama

    July 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  22. oss

    join mccain and bush in an old (er new) approach to their created ( our) problems.

    we can and we must do better than this utter confabulatory and nonsensical approach to statecraft.

    July 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  23. Sean

    And thanks to McCain's negative, deceitful, divisive tactics, I was inspired to go make a donation to Senator Obama's campaign just moments ago.

    Thanks McCain! I hope you lose the election!

    July 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  24. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    John McSame = Low Road Express = Brain paralysis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  25. KW

    Obama's success is due largely to his campaign's ability to leverage the internet. He refuses to participate in debates, because he cannot think on his feet. This website is just another way for him to try and get info out without actually having to discuss it.

    We do not need a President unable to conduct daily business without a website and cue cards telling him what to say and do.

    July 31, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
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