October 30th, 2010
07:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama does cable

(CNN) - Some cable television viewers will see a commercial from President Obama beginning Saturday.

The 30-second spot, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, will air on MSNBC and BET and features a speech by the president that lays out the stakes in Tuesday’s election, according to a Democratic Party source.

“On November 2nd we face another test,” Obama says in the ad. “If the other side does win they will spend the next 2 years fighting for the very same policies that led us to this recession in the first place. We cannot sit this one out.”

In the ad the president reminds the crowd of the race in 2008, and uses it to gin up support for the November election.

“Two years ago you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington. You proved that the power of everyday people was stronger than the forces of the status quo,” Obama says. “We cannot sit this one out.”

The source describes the ad buy as a significant six-figure expenditure.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Voting Republican is like going to the same doctor that amputated your right arm by mistake and going back to let him replace it with your left arm and then telling you it's President Obama's fault. Don't let these Republicans use anger to play you for stupid while they enrirch the rich at your expense; they are the ones that made money during the financial crisis, in fact they made millions and plan to continue to make millions. They made millions from war; Halliburton, et al and the list goes on.

    October 30, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  2. zon

    How cud a non partisan cable news network like MSNBC. . . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    October 30, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. the real ib

    Obama has been doing everything except being president. He is to busy on the campaign trail and spreading hate speech to be president.

    October 30, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. gogogo

    We need to see and hear more of these speeches and commercials, especially with all the negative campaigning. Long before Obama put in his bid for presidency, I watched and interview of him and immediately knew he was someone to believe in. The more I listened to him, the more I believed. He has done so much, and remember, he warned us that the fix would not come overnight. "It will get worse before it gets better." Give him all the help he needs for the next two years. He has done so much already... YES WE CAN. Let him do his job and continue to fix this mess.

    October 30, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. keepstuffingthis

    Airing on MSNBC and BET, that is like paying yourself isn't it? Way to influence people, you partisan, corrupt, inept, incompetent, union toady.

    October 30, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    His audience does not appear even old enough to vote. When you ask the young, most have no clue who the candidates are that are running or what positions they stand for. Fits with Obama's agenda. He is trying to push through his policies to anyone gullible enough to be persuaded by his "charm". Worries more about the mid-term elections then the Terrorist Threats on our Country, Economy, Jobs, and Obama Health Care Fiasco.

    October 30, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. Bill

    He may do calbe but what he said to the latino community is more telling ... CNN does not have the courage to even report his words here ... influencing ... I think so ...

    October 30, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  8. Bill

    You must puniah your enenies at the polls... Direct quote from the president....

    October 30, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  9. kyra

    Voting Democrat once again...

    October 30, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  10. Jerry

    Mr. President, 2008 is history. Stop your idiotic full time campaigning and pay attention to the business of our nation, the main job you were hired to perform. You also need to stop your moronic blame game. You are only reaping what YOU and your cronies sowed. Stop disrespecting the American populace. We are now wise to your smoke and mirrors philosophy.

    Even your Black constituents are slowly staring to see you for what you are: a hypocritical elitist that really does not care about them or the rest of America.

    October 30, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  11. Dan

    I`m a little shaken up with some of the policies of President Obama! Was listening to a local radio talk show here in Nashville the other day. It had mentioned the dismantling of the military again like in the Clinton era and also our border/immigration issue with Mexico. The economy will take time and patience, but to reduce/cut/redirect the funds needed to keep our Armed Forces properely prepared with personel and equipment worries me and my wife. We just don`t want to see the mass funding of the military again like with the Bush (Jr.) era, because of cut backs. Keep the spending moderate, please. As for the border. Our border States `ARE` going to take matters into their own hands if this issue is not addressed very soon and it`s not going to be a pretty thing. President Obama has to take point on this issue and quickly. I`m 5th generation Mexican/American, Chicano. Texas is my families ancestral home. I love it to death and I really don`t care for her being neglected and abused. If these issues are not addressed matters will spiral into chaos. Those are the issues that I am concerned and will be seeing if somebody will Man/Woman up to.

    October 30, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  12. use the brain

    Obama will state that he is smarter than everyone on BET and MSNBC (two of the most trusted/smart networks). Only he and his big brain (and wry smile) can change the world into a perfect utopia. Now, he will be using an ideology and policies that have failed everywhere else SINCE THE 1930s.... but remember, he is Obama, the smartest person in any room.

    October 31, 2010 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  13. barry

    He will be a one term and out President. Bad policies and racially divisive. He is in over his head and out of touch with average Americans. We need Hillary!

    October 31, 2010 06:17 am at 6:17 am |