[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/30/art.obama.ad.a.jpg caption="The Obama campaign has previously run a two-minute commercial; today it announced has purchased 30-minute blocks of time on the broadcast networks."]
(CNN) - Barack Obama is buying 30 minutes of airtime on the major television networks just days before the presidential election, the Obama campaign confirms.
Sources with the Obama campaign say half hour blocks have been purchased on Wednesday, October 29 on CBS and NBC. The campaign is also in negotiations with Fox, though that day will conflict with the World Series if there is a game 6.
The buy was first reported by the Hollywood reporter earlier Thursday.
Evan Tracey of Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on ad spending, said it was unclear how much the blocs of air would cost, but noted 30 seconds alone in primetime usually runs between $80,000 and $125,000.
"This is a big platform, this is a big megaphone, the interest level is clearly there and people will watch," Tracey said.
McSame has proven one thing. He knows nothing about economic issues. One moment he claims that the economy is strong. Then he panics and suspends his campaign for about 24 hours, rushing back to Washington so he can impede efforts to address the economic crisis. Now he unveils a half-baked scheme to pump incalculable billions into the failing banks.
McSame lacks the steady hand and good judgment that we need in the Presidency. America will choose a team that has good judgment and will be able to steer our economy out of the Bush-McSame disaster. America will choose Obama-Biden.
"THAT ONE" has my vote because he is a very intelligent person who clearly knows how to surround himself with the most brilliant people in any field He has ran one of the most impressive political campaigns in history and that says a lot about how he will govern this country.
Vote OBAMA/BIDEN '08
OBAMA CAN SHOW OFF ANYWHERE HE LIKES WHY NOT.
SINDY McCain you are a husband snacher, how on eath women of america can vote for McCain a cheater , unfaithful , living your wife who shed her blood 3 times to make you a dad. selfish gitz. and you know what our god is revenging for this woman who was left on the wheelchair. time is up god is gonna fix McCain on the 4th for you darling, my heart is with you. He will be disgraced for you darling !!!this world is heaven and hell, we pay everything here before we die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd like "That One" to be the next president of the U.S.A. !!!
Whoa! I'm voting for the SMART GUY!
That One is great,,,,,go Obama I cant wait for Nov,,,all my family already voted for you.
Wow...some economic crisis!
Too much of airtime for one or two points to drive down will bore audience, my advise is that it should be broken into 5 to 10 m9nutes stratas to make it effective.
Wow! This is what we call an exemplary campagn. I hope the airtime will help to reverse some of the hate and lies that Palin has been peddling around during republican rallies
I am in love with Obama lol. I love how his mind works, he's always one step ahead, this is a man who has proven he has the great judgement and he knows how to manage his time and resources and put them to good use. I know he is the best man to lead this country. He has surrounded himself with intelligent and responsible people, this is why he will succeed and this is why he is the best person for the job!
The Obama Era Has Begun.
5 Days before the election. I wonder what he is planning to do. If it leaks out, lets see if McCain copies – showing his true maverick side.
Well I dont have much but let me give my little 15 dollars to support the cause! Obama 08
I am Canadian. I think Obama is amazing i am so inspired.
so he is trying to buy the whitehouse and the office he is seeking. If he cares so much about the poor why doesnt he take that money he is using to buy time on tv and give it to charity or to help out the poor in this tiem of crises. I hope thsi backfires on him
wow...what an arrogant
As an Bi-racial American....Obama is what the country and the world needs. He will restore our standing in the world, for the world will look at us and that we have a leader that TRUELY REPRESENTS what we are about....DIVERSITY. The statute of liberty, and Elise Island are signs of the "olden-days," OBAMA will be what we are today. A Nation that is one....THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
Ode to Sean Hannity
by John Cleese
Oozing with vanity
Plump as a manatee
Fox Noise insanity
You’re a profanity
Obama has spent way too much money on this campaign. I guess that is one way to put all those welfare checks to work.
Wow. I just gave another donation to his campaign when I read this. I know that if he will use my donation dollars effectively I can trust this man to know what to do with my hard earned tax dollars. Barack the Vote!!
YES, this is the kind of president we need. Someone who is innovative and always looking for new and exciting ways to get the task done.
I love it.
Very smart!!!!!!!!!!! That man might just be our best president ever. All jokes aside Obama will be the next one president that is great..........
I'll be watching!!! Has this been done before?
Love it...this is exactly what is needed...talk to America. They are hungry for a real leader.
that's a fantastic idea. I can't wait to see what he'll do with it.