[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.
Obama is just the leader we need in our current situation.
I guess we will see the October Suprise....Can't wait.
Now watch the copy cat try something like this.
My first thought is that he will be talking about his plans for his presidency, like a fireside chat, since people say he's aloof and not connecting with voters. I'm sure McCain folks and supporting pundits will call it presumptuous. But if McCain can "suspend" his campaign, why not this?
EXCELLENT MOVE. Let the truth be told. OBAMA/BIDEN 08
put the hammer down obama ALL THESE MCCAIN PALIN LIES caint stop you now we the american people have finally woke up we right here in indiana are working hard its past time we put this bunch of lieing idiots out to paster with dow down another 700 ALL MCCAIN PALIN HAS GOT IS SMEAR GOT NEWS FOR YOU IDIOTS YOU ARE OUT OF HERE GO OBAMA LETS MAKE THIS A LANDSLIDE NOV FOURTH
wow...i am hoping that at least on one of the networks, americans will get the opportunity to see & hear from all four individuals on one stage in same room having a civil forthright and substantive discussion of direction & course each is planning for america and her citizens, what do you think?
But why include Fox? People who hadn't made up their minds on who to vote wouldn't be tuning into Fox right now, right?!!
We'll be looking forward to seeing every last minute of those 30 minutes..........
THEN..........it's going to be a REAL PLEASURE to CAST OUR VOTES on November 4th!
OBAMA / BIDEN 08
should be interesting... hope it is well-recieved... i'll take what he says in thirty minutes over what mccain would say in 30 days any day.... can't wait.... obama/biden 08/12
I think "THAT ONE" is running a well managed campaign and staying on subject. It is clear he has surrounded himself with smart people and that is a sign of the level of his own intelligence to do that. A really smart person seeks out smart people.
I think there is a lesson to be learned here by Senator McCain.
Looks like "That One" is going to win.
wow...if only it get's the right message down to the people...
it sure would galvanise folks into action...
change is comming and it's ring all over the world...not just for america!
I hope he doesn't think he needs the extra time. It would be a terrible shame if he did something to himself.
With Obama as President, he will lead us in a new direction and he will let the American people know the issues and what's going to be done about it as they occur.
Obama will not be like BUSH, who only comes out from under the bed once or twice a year to just blab in front of the camera, making no sense whatsoever.
Obama will be very honest and open with the people.
Time to give the final verdict................................keep on keep on President Barack Obama....................the white house is in sight and we got your back
Time for Americans that really do put "country first" and demand an end to the attacks on Obama's patriotism. No matter what side you are on this is inflammatory and untrue. America politics have become pathetic as the country sinks into recession while the McCain camp sinks lower and lower into third world politics.
So brilliant! Has this ever been done before? I'm only 21 so I don't have a long history of elections to look back on.
I'M VOTING FOR THAT ONE!
YES WE CAN!
"...but in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." Barack Obama
Sounds like a good way to put yourself out there right before people hit the ballots. Get those last few fence clingers to your camp. Smart move, I'll be watching
WHY SHOULD IT TURN YOU OFF, OBAMA HAS TO RUN SMART NOT ERRATIC CAMPAIGN AND HE IS.
That's a true man of vision....ooooh McCain is going to be so steamed about this.HEHE
YEA!! YEA!! I love it!! Whatever one might say about Obama this man is sharp and he surrounds himself with sharp, smart people. Unlike old man mccain and his raving lunatic vp pick!
Ardent fan of Obama here, but it will be fodder for the freaks that are afraid of how convincing of a leader he is. The only thing to fear, is fear itself.
Yes, I'm afraid of McCain being president, and I'm even more afraid of it now that I realize I'm afraid of it. Because not much scares me!
I heard they crossed a pitbull with a Sarah Palin. Turns out that it bites you, leaving you with a nasty lipstick stain (fortunately no blood) and then runs for help. If it really gets psychotic, it shoots you from a helicopter. Not to worry though, it seldomly leaves it's house.
Smart move!!! Probably is to talk about that NASTY stuff that the caribou barbie and the old man are spreading all over... lies have short legs!!!
Or maby is to tell the american people about Palin relation with the AIP, wich her husband was a member til 2002 and she gave the open speach this year. OBAMA 2008-2016 !!!