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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:12 PM
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Obama blitzes US airwaves with six days to go
Source: AFP

Obama blitzes US airwaves with six days to go

by Jitendra Joshi 7 mins ago

SUNRISE, Florida, (AFP) Democrat Barack Obama hit White House rival John McCain with a prime-time TV onslaught, vowing to remake US fortunes at home and abroad, as the Republican countered with caustic character attacks six days from election day. Obama delivered a 30-minute campaign pitch on national television Wednesday, ending with a live cut to the thumping climax of a rally attended by 20,000 supporters here, on the final stretch of his bid to be America's first black president.

The ad, which aired on three networks before a World Series baseball game at a cost of at least three million dollars, featured patriotic tropes, intensely personal moments and stories of real Americans struggling to make ends meet. The 47-year-old Democrat, promoted in the broadcast as a loving family man who overcame hardship to reach the pinnacle of politics, pledged to remake the American Dream for all and safeguard the nation from foreign threats.

"We've seen over the last eight years how decisions by a president can have a profound effect on the course of history -- and on American lives," he said to camera, after shots of rolling wheat fields and the US countryside. "But much that's wrong in our country goes back even farther than that. We've been talking about the same problems for decades -- and nothing is ever done to solve them," Obama said. "This election is a defining moment. The chance for our leaders to meet the demands of these challenging times and keep faith with our people," he said. "But everywhere I go, despite the economic crisis and war and uncertainty about tomorrow, I still see optimism. And hope. And strength."

McCain was unimpressed.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081030/ts_alt_afp/usvote_...



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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:14 PM
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1. I wonder why
He was on NBC, CBS, and FOX, but not ABC?

Any idea why?
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:30 PM
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2. I'm hearing that ABC refused to sell Obama the slot
due to the fact that they had 1 hour show, and had nothing to cover for the 2nd half of the hour.

And they demanded a lot, and Obama refused to give in.

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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:42 PM
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3. My partner(male) said Obama about brought him to tears tonight..nt
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