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Who's Watching Obama's 30-Minute TV Special Tonight?

Update: The whole video of the presentation can be found below.

at 8 p.m. most networks in America will become Obama TV. The campaign has purchased a half-hour block of airtime on NBC, CBS, FOX, and Univision, to air Barack Obama: American Stories, during which he will make a closing argument for his candidacy. It will include a live segment from Florida, where Barack will lay out his plans for specific problems raised by voters.

While it could seal the deal by drumming up enthusiasm and turnout, the hefty price tag may make the appeal look like overkill. Perhaps the historical precedent for primetime appeals softens the feeling of extravagance.

Plus, two demographics — voters in the crucial states of Florida and Pennsylvania — will surely be tuning in at a high rate. The start of the World Series game five, between the Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays, has been postponed from 8:20 to 8:37 p.m., so Fox can carry Obama's address. The special will be shown after the game on the West Coast. If you're tuning in, share your reactions here!

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hope2be hope2be 8 years
kranky, I read another person also posted that, I asked it first tho...I THINK. :D Thanks for the response. I was getting confused. Shouldn' TV. Getting confused with too much different information.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
"I'd rather keep my money and choose for myself how it should and will benefit me. And I can choose my own health care and pay for my own good education, thank you very much. So the reality is that I will be paying for someone else's education and health care which is b.s. If you make the right decisions and work hard in life then you will not need the government to take care of you. That's the bottom line for me." Im not sure where prncssann1 lives, but as it stands now we don't have complete control over where our tax dollars go. I sure as hell would rather have mine fund education and affordable healthcare than billions on the military and wars based on lies, but that's just me. And it is wonderful that you worked so hard and can "choose my own health care and pay for my own good education", but there are lots of people who work really hard as well who are finding it harder and harder these days to do these things. It's not all due to poor choices as you suggest. Your post was snobby at best. This notion that the only people waiting for handouts from our soon to be socialist government are good for nothing, lazy people who feel entitled to things they don't work for is way off base. The majority of our citizens work really hard, just like you. I think CYL's post summed it up nicely. It isn't working here people, time to fix it.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 8 years
I watched it today, I was at the rally in FL last night at midnight listening to him speak! The line was crazy but watching him with BIll was awesome. Its my first president election, I'm 21, so its gret to get involved.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I didnt see rampage either.
kranky kranky 8 years
Ah! hope2be - were YOU the one who brought up the $200k question? (Again, feelin' too lazy to look back...) Read post #180 for your answer.
kranky kranky 8 years
I did finally look it up. As stated on another thread, I'm feeling lazy today, and I hoped that someone would throw me a bone. ;) Short answer - people making between $200k and $249k aren't going to see any change in their taxes - they get no increase and no decrease. Spread the word. I'm gonna be picky here and say that I didn't see any rampage among the morning posters.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
My fiancee voted for McCain, but he didn't find the 30-minute ad to be bad, in fact, we both thought it was really well-done. He's got really good people working for him.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
I didn't really expect the people that already hate Obama to like the vid?? :oy: (why is the other side on a rampage I wonder) Thankfully -- there are some undecided voters who did get the message.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
[Also - someone else commented on this earlier. I saw that Obama wants to tax families making over $200k. Has it changed from $250k?]] You know -- if you're not sure -- go look on the site -- it's all there.
CYL CYL 8 years
LOL are amazing. Ya when the Canadian elections were going on we had people coming door to door asking us to vote for their candidates..and I would ask them about policy questions and this guy blanked...and I said "You know if you are going door to door asking people to vote for your candidate, you really should read up on whats going on in the world and your candidate's platform". Guess most people don't challenge or ask in depth questions CP.
kranky kranky 8 years
Oh CYL- :hug: I totally agree.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I think i have robocall/live call weariness. poor girl-child.
stephley stephley 8 years
Probably yeah CG - she needed to be told to step up her speech, but you may have scared her away from volunteering again - or at least from working the phones. Probably should have complained to the RNC office so they could pass the word.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
CYL, totally unrelated, sorta, but i got a call from the local RNC yesterday, woman sounded like a child who was giving a speech in front of her 5th grade class. I picked up the phone and said "is this the best we have? you need to enunciate your words better or quit calling the local republicans youre a disgrace!" and she said "um, okay" and hung up on me. was i too mean?
CYL CYL 8 years
Ok Kranky, I see. It is good to see that judgement is for both sides. Lately I just have met/talked to too many people who seem crazily hypocritical in the whole election debate. Glad to see you and CP aren't :)
kranky kranky 8 years
CYL - I brought up the emotional porn idea, so I feel compelled to respond. I wasn't commenting on the substance of the ad, just the way it was presented. The music, the images, etc. made the whole piece emotional - which I believe was the point. So - yes it was effective. Even a handful of Obama supporters concede that the ad was kinda meladramatic. I also stated I was making a joke. I also talked about the content that I did not like, but no one has reponded to that - which I would have preferred. I promise you I would have had the same comment on presentation if MCain had put out this kind of material as well.
CYL CYL 8 years
ok CP..point taken...we have a difference of imagine THAT happening ;)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
CYL, i dont like the blatant pulling of heartstrings from McCains side either, but this is a post about Obamas Ad. I dont feel threatened by it at all, I just didnt like it. what is there to be threatened by? flowing fields of wheat?
CYL CYL 8 years
emotional porn? Are you fucking kidding me? Because its Obama. Sorry if the campaign was effective, and Repubs feel threatened by it so much they AGAIN need to discredit but calling it names. At least when Palin was being picked on about her wardrobe or her doll we being hung Democrats seem to be able to recongize the injustice in that and seem to call it out as wrong. But Repubs never seem to be able to recongnize anything Obama does as legi..its always something sneaky, he's hiding something, or its emotional porn. As someone said before...people won't be happy unless he comes out and says he is Islamic terrorist, with communism on his mind hell bent of driving the US to proverty. I doubt any of you would be saying that if Palin went and visited some Joe the Plumber family before the election and talk about how she can relate.
indielove indielove 8 years
*that WE see so often.
indielove indielove 8 years
"It should have been more intellectual and less emotional IMO." Uh huh and then allover again we'd hear about Obama being an "arugula-eating elitist snob". We've heard from some people that Obama lacks emotion/passion. He had to show this side of himself, if just a little. He does care, he just holds back a little too much, he is extremely poised. Some need to see that he isn't just the stoic that he see so often.
kranky kranky 8 years
Well, if that's what does it for you.... (This post is screaming for a good emoticon - where is that tutorial again?)
piper23 piper23 8 years
Emotional porn? Maybe I should have watched it after all.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
thats exactly what that is! emotional porn! thanks for giving it a definition.
kranky kranky 8 years
kastarte- Thanks for replying. Yeah, that's what people are saying, but why did Obama say 'familes making $200,000.'? It was in print running across the screen. What am I missing? Please explain.
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