CNN: "The strategic brilliance of this for Obama is that he is going to
consume about 24 hours of the news cycle," Tracey said. "It boxes McCain in,
takes the oxygen out of the room."
There is so much buzz surrounding the infomercial — which was first
announced about two weeks ago — that Time magazine's Mark Halperin Tuesday put
the ad's two editors on his daily list of the "five most important people in
American politics not running for president."
Those editors, Erik Smith and Mark Putnam, were "still in an edit room
cutting" the 30-minute piece on Tuesday when the list was published, Halperin
The ad is slated to run at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, BET, TV One
and Univision, the Spanish-language network.
CNN declined to run the spot, and talks between ABC and the Obama campaign fell apart.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Obama's Ad Tonight 8 PM Eastern
McCain would love to be in the position to do this but all he can do is slam it -- back to the celebrity attack. I hope it includes more from the people who support Obama, such as Colin Powell and some of the republicans who intend to vote for Obama.