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    Barack Obama Television Advertising In New York State!

    In the past week I have seen a Barack Obama For President advertisement on television - twice.

    Why would Obama now be advertising in New York State?

    The television stations in Albany broadcast in four states - New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and even the NW part of Connecticut. I don't think any of these states are potential John McCain states. Are they?

    Moreover, the only down-the-ballot Democrat in the Albany area in a tough race is Albany County DA P. David Soares. He's vulnerable because he didn't do a good job of covering his tracks when he was trying to cover the tracks of Billionaire Gov. Eliot Spitzer regarding troopergate. All other Democrats running for office around here look pretty safe.

    McCain doesn't have any ads around here. Obama's ad started appearing less than a week ago. Prior to that - nothing! I wonder why.

    Is Obama advertising in your area?


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    Update: Just saw the same Obama ad again. It was on during the Cowboys-Cardinals football game. The other two times it was aired on local programming.

    These television advertisements aren't cheap! They must be advertising here for some good reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    Is Obama advertising in your area?
    Yes.

    In Virginia, Obama Television Ads outnumber NcCain Ads ~10-to-1

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    Amazing only a few short weeks ago, there were many rightwingers claiming Obama had "big money problems".

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    Living in Florida, I am bombarded during every commercial break by both candidates.

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    I've seen a lot of Obama commercials here in NJ during the past few days. Pretty crazy, because I don't think I've ever seen Presidential campaign commercials before, except when I lived in PA 4 years ago. NJ is an automatic blue state lock all the time, so I don't know why he'd be running these ads here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    I've seen a lot of Obama commercials here in NJ during the past few days. Pretty crazy, because I don't think I've ever seen Presidential campaign commercials before, except when I lived in PA 4 years ago. NJ is an automatic blue state lock all the time, so I don't know why he'd be running these ads here.
    Same here!

    NJ and NY are not supposed to be competitive. Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania - these states it's easy to understand Obama and McCain ads.

    Additionally, the ad seems about a month old - pre-Wall Street financial meltdown. It focuses on Obama giving middle-class tax cuts and criticizes McCain for wanting to give corporations tax breaks. The economy is going to NEED investment via corporate tax breaks more than middle-class tax cuts. If this is a national advertisement the Obama campaign should have selected a better point to make.


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    Yes, there is a reason: New York is in the nation, hence national ad buys air there.

    Obama is so well financed that he's buying national ads, which is why you'll see them in states he's winning by 15+ percentage points, such as NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Amazing only a few short weeks ago, there were many rightwingers claiming Obama had "big money problems".
    He's got more money than god. In fact, he is god!?

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    Well played.


    Quote Originally Posted by HessStation View Post
    He's got more money than god. In fact, he is god!?

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    He is for change. What change he hasn't said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    The economy is going to NEED investment via corporate tax breaks more than middle-class tax cuts.
    So McSame should come out and say that then. Except he is a chicken.

    Go ahead...on national TV say that "I, John McCain, think that large corporations should receive significant tax breaks and all you "middle class" voters trying to get by shouldn't get a dime. Tax breaks for Enron. Not a thing for Joe Homeowner."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuu faaola View Post
    Obama is so well financed that he's buying national ads, which is why you'll see them in states he's winning by 15+ percentage points, such as NY.
    The ad he is running here is not very good. If it's the national ad, then it's not really that persuasive if you're an Independent voter in a swing state.

    It's message is obsolete.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    So McSame should come out and say that then. Except he is a chicken.

    Go ahead...on national TV say that "I, John McCain, think that large corporations should receive significant tax breaks and all you "middle class" voters trying to get by shouldn't get a dime. Tax breaks for Enron. Not a thing for Joe Homeowner."
    I think, given the idea behind it, it would be more like:

    "I, John McCain, think that giving tax breaks to our large, economy engine corporations, is the best way to drive our entire economy. The less tax they pay, the less the American people will pay (as we all know corporations don;t actually pay tax, they just pass the cost on to the consumer).

    By giving tax breaks to these companies, it frees up capital to foster investment, growth and job creation, which helps everyone. And it also forces the Govt. to made do with less, be more efficient, and to prioritize what and why it spends the tax money it takes in. The days of wanton spending on any pork project are over."

    Not that I neccessarily agree, but I think I logical sounding argument could be made. Sadly, I don;t think the average John Q Public would get it regardless, so it's a lose lose anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Not that I neccessarily agree, but I think I logical sounding argument could be made.

    Of course it could....and it would be a valid point. But thanks to the tried and true brand of modern politics, refined and established by Rove & Co., 3 second sound bytes make or break campaigns.

    They made their bed...now they gotta lay in it. Oh, and remember all that crap Bush likes to pull with executive privilege and ****? I betcha Republicans are gonna realize they shot themselves in the foot with that one...once a Dem assumes that office. They are real men of genius...or the gene pool. I forgot which...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    The ad he is running here is not very good. If it's the national ad, then it's not really that persuasive if you're an Independent voter in a swing state.

    It's message is obsolete.

    The polls suggest otherwise.

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