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. GCG - Austin, TX


    July 31, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. Mark

    Go Home Obama !! your a Sick person!! Thank God a real man like McCain can stand up to your lies.

    July 31, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. Tejano

    You take the low road and I'll take the high road ....(Scotish tune), and
    we will beat you in November."
    Semper Fi.

    July 31, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. Neal

    Nice, now tie it in with other forms of advertising.

    July 31, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Martha in Lake View, SC

    Surely I am not the only one that finds this carping, nasty-toned ad commentary tiresome. I really do not want to have to hear it. I would much rather hear about what each candidate believes is a plan to do something about a specific problem facing the American worker. I would like to be turned on by thoughtful comments that present a positive plan for change-solutions that improve problems that regular Americans face.

    July 31, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  6. irish

    This is disgusting!!! Both of these candidates should be focusing on the issues instead of "well, you hit me first" responses to each other. When are we going to get more then the two party system in this country, when are we going to hold congress and are elected officials responsible for the promises that they they make to the american people. When are we going to have a goverment that works together in solving problems then them being worried about the there seat count in each of there own parties. Our congress needs to be thrown out on there head's. We the American people are letting these politicians get away with murder. When are "we the people" going to take a stand and stand up for what "We the people" are paying these politicans to do. They don't even listen to the american people at ALL!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  7. R Wolf

    Why is it that in every election the Democrats want to talk issues and the Republicans want to talk trash. Can't McCain hold onto a thought long enough to express it when it comes to solving our Country's problems instead of making stupid allegations against Barack Obama?

    July 31, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  8. ex-Republican for Obama

    Good idea.

    July 31, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  9. bulldog

    Obama needs to counter the lies coming from the GOP somehow. There are too many idiots right here in America that will actually believe the GOP lies and manipulations and wouldn't you know it, most of them are in the South, the racist and uneducated society of America.

    July 31, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  10. David in Naperville, IL

    Senator McCain is thrashing his legacy. He's gone from a respected statesman to partisan hack who will stoop to any low if it may help his campaign.

    Terrible. I have lost all respect of him.

    David in Naperville, IL

    July 31, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  11. Montana is Obama Country

    McNegativead is trying to scare people into voting for him. He will loose this campaign race as people are tired of the same bush politics..

    Karl Rove is a disgrace and McNegativead is not different..

    Barack Obama is a positive influence to help America bring change and dignity back to all of us through positive leadership..

    July 31, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  12. Ship McLame back to AZ

    CNN all you do all day is remove blogs and make up crooked Polls that is telling us how you are hiding anything negative about the old geezer Mc Looser .

    July 31, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  13. Texas Trail Dog!


    July 31, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  14. KE

    What Obama and his supporters trying to achieve, please let the religion and the art section handle that, and let the government be government.

    July 31, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  15. basudevbhandary

    the best thing to do is let the McCain camp decide how they want to lose the election. And they have been better at it so far.

    July 31, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  16. Wise Owl

    Obama learned the Carl Rove handbook and used it against Hillary, and that was fine, now he can't take the heat?? He had better get used to it, it's just now starting, if he can't play the game,maybe he should step back and sit down on the porch in a rocking chair and let the ELECTED nominee Senator Clinton beat the republicans, because Obama can't do it.

    July 31, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  17. Chut Pata

    Facebook facts: Obama fans = 125 million and growing with every refresh button. McBush fans = ... about 1/10 of it. McBush is jealous of Obama popularity.

    I think Paris Hilton reminds McBush of what Cindy McCain once was. A blondie born to a filthy rich father.

    July 31, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  18. James

    Shouldn't be hard to fill this site with accurate information that can be fact checked. The only problem is that those on the right have already shown that they don't have any real limitations on what type of behavior they will accept as long as they win.

    July 31, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  19. Alex


    July 31, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  20. Mark Fullerton, CA

    Johnny Mac has lost his freakin' mind!

    July 31, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  21. Denise Groves

    All I want is for them to discuss the issues. McGrumpy has been grouchy every since Obama took his foreign travels.

    McCain has been on foreign travels, and Obama did not behave like this. Old man grumpy does not nee to be POTUS. He is too tempermental!

    July 31, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  22. S. Boatman

    Mccain Has Not Taken The Low Road! He Has Tunneled Under The Road Like A Worm! Like A Slimy, Dishonorable Worm!

    July 31, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  23. Belle2

    Yet, Obama fans do not see him as negative. There are none so blind as he who will not see.

    July 31, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Your being played, Dumbama.

    July 31, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  25. Sharon Sherwood

    McCain is pathetic. Its so obvious that MCain is jealous of Obama's intelligence and popularity.

    July 31, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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