President Obama's 1st Re-Election TV Ad To Air in 6 States Including NC

President Barack Obama is launching his first television ad of his re-election campaign, defending his energy record and citing his work to toughen ethics rules.

The ad opens by citing "secretive billionaires attacking President Obama" and says that the president has added 2.7 million clean energy jobs while reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil. It calls Obama's record on ethics "unprecedented."

An Obama campaign official says the campaign has bought advertising time in at least six states that will be critical to the president's re-election bid -- Michigan, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Iowa and on national cable television. The official spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to speak publicly about internal campaign strategy.

Obama's campaign is expected to launch the television advertising on Thursday.

The advertisements are scheduled to start airing Friday in eastern North Carolina and will air on multiple stations including WITN, WNCT, WCTI, WFXI/WYDO and WITN 7.2.


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  • by g Location: la grange on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    I don't think he stands a chance of taking North Carolina.
  • by liberals on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:29 AM
    It's amazing how liberals democraps have so much free time to post. They sit around collecting welfare or big gov paychecks!
  • by WhyILoveobama on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:42 AM
    He has absolutly nothing to run on.Thats WhyILoveobama.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    Oh please...do us a favor and JUST LEAVE THE OFFICE! GO ON ONE OF YOUR VACATIONS AND JUST STAY. What a joke.
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:07 AM
    Barlow, Do you actually beleive the stuff you post?
  • by The 1980's on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:09 AM
    In the 80's we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, Steve Jobs, and Bob Hope. In 2012 We have Obama, No Cash, No Jobs, and No HOPE!
  • by CC on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:09 AM
    Regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase. The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering hope and change isn't it? First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense. First President to repeat the Holy Qur'an tells us, and openly admit the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth. Yeah, I think I'll pass!!
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      by doc on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:53 PM in reply to CC
      the reason gas prices were so low was because the economy was dead when bush left office,supposedly supply and demand regulate the price of fuel.economy is good prices are higher economy is bad prices are lower.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:01 AM in reply to doc
        Finally someone with common sense and no spin.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to doc
        sorry, you cannot blame Bush for the over 5 trillion dollars Obama spent. He also wants another 1.2 trillion now. So in you hopey dopey world, people know better and they will remind you in Nov of 2012, it ain't going to be pretty either.
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          by doc on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          no one is blaming bush but the debt was 10.5 trillion when he left the jobs were leaving at historical levels and the economy was dead. and i dont live in a hopey dopey world maybe thats where u live but not me. i work 40 hours a week and have the sense to know whats right and whats wrong. google gas prices and read
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        by and... on Jan 21, 2012 at 02:25 PM in reply to doc
        I blame bush for the two wars that have been going for almost ten years , time to end the other george bush war , all I have heard from the rupukeblicans is wanting to start more.
  • by Barlow Location: Winteville on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:10 AM
    The "secretive billionaires" reference comes from the mockery that Citizens United has made of the election process. The Republicans are using these "superpacs" to run ads against each other now. The Koch Brothers, gambling tycoons and others are all tring to blatantly buy the elections. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are making a living off this farce with Colbert forming his own superpac and running goofy political ads in SC. America has made it's election process into joke. And this is supposed to be a democracy, "for the people and by the people"? "By the people" with the most money to buy the most time on tv to trash their opponent.
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      by ANON on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:40 AM in reply to Barlow
      Barlow, has Obummer made ANY mistakes since the took control of the White House, or has he been perfect, like the savior some people seem to think he is?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:01 AM in reply to ANON
        Yep, his mistake was to trust Repugs who have said they will do anything to make him a one term president. Don't think they will manipulate him this time. He tried being fair, now is the time to fight them.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:16 AM in reply to Barlow
      Somehow, you think your blatherskite will make some difference...well, it won't. Obama lost months ago. With shutting down the pipeline, the nails are now driven. With paying money to the Chinese with stimulus money, that set them. Now, scurry along....slither if you must...its over.
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        by The Internet Dr. on Jan 20, 2012 at 02:32 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        See someone about your Obama Derangement Syndrome.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:11 AM in reply to The Internet Dr.
          You really seem to have libterdialitis in its advance stages. A little test for you; who would look best in tights, a Nancy Pelosi, b Barney Franks or c Anthony Weiner? Did you vote for the worst president in history; a No, it wasn't me, it was Barlow b its Bush's fault or c I cannot recall having sexual relations with the woman.
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        by and... on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:59 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        calm down, your George Dubya lookalike - Perry may be back in four years , you will be able keep your name a bit longer.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 19, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to Barlow
      Being that you lied on the pipeline story, you have no creds right now.....sad you had to lie......
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      by Back on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM in reply to Barlow
      I love it when libs come up with useless information to try and defend the idiotic actions of their masters. I believe its called "desperation". lol I still find it hard to believe you are/were a doctor; at least that's what you said on here in 2008. Yes, I am blessed with a good memory AND common sense.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to Back
        Like I said, he either has a severe case of libterdialitis or he slept a a holiday inn express....
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          by and... on Jan 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          polls just out , Americans will not support a generic canidate that would place the cheater as first lady.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 02:55 AM
    High longterm unemployment, high grocery prices, high gasoline prices, disasterous national debt, sure he's got my vote.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:18 AM in reply to
      Two wars, tax breaks for the rich, unpaid for entitlement increase (medicare Part D),worst economy since the great depression. That's what your last vote for a Republican president got you.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to
        Bush isn't up for re-election.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:35 AM in reply to
          No but he's the one responsible for every problem the country now faces.
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        by WOW on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to
        No, my last vote for a Republican would have given us an American veteran who had paid his dues in full, not somebody who had never held a "real" job and spent his life as a community organizer.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to WOW
          So Republicans don't consider; job creator, lawyer, professor, U.S. Senator, State Senator, and author real jobs anymore? Please, explain why that is exactly? Please, you can be honest. You just hate Obama because he's black, it's okay. The first step towards not being a racist is to admit that you are a racist.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM
    oh, he lived to the change part of hope and change. he's charged this country into the laughing stock of the world.
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