Obama Plans To Air 30-Minute Commercial

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama plans to air a 30-minute commercial during prime time on Oct. 29, six days before Election Day.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the campaign has secured the time from CBS and is negotiating with other networks to air the half-hour spot.

Obama has been outspending rival John McCain in advertising and has been airing commercials of up to two-minutes in length.

Ross Perot famously aired a 30-minute ad during his independent presidential campaign in 1992, attracting 16.5 million viewers.

Short political spots have been the traditional way for politicians to communicate with voters. For Obama, however, a longer piece would be a dramatic way to close his argument to voters.


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  • by Funny Location: nc on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    GO Obama....although no matter what the commercial is about...me and 20 other coworkers voted for Obama 3 days ago!!! Go Obama!!!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 11, 2008 at 06:34 AM
    According to Limbaugh, he is getting the spot for just under 1 million. I heard him quote 9 hundred Forty some thousand if my memory serves me correctly.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Oct 10, 2008 at 03:23 AM
    Prime time 30 second adds cost over a million per network. This will be 30 MINUTES. How much will THAT cost??? Or are the biased networks giving him a big discount because he is so cute? How do you think he will be with your tax dollars in his hands? Like Mike Easley, Obama is another Homorectus Taxnspendus. Anyone who believes otherwise is either blind or a fool.
  • by Gary Location: Williamston on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    Obama has a lot of money and he's not getting it all from the middle class. Where is he getting it from? Well, think about it. He's getting it from the same place and the same way all the other crooks in D.C. get their money. No need to CHANGE the way that works. So, is he working for you or them?... THEM! not you.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    and we will ALL go down together!!
  • by Fred Location: Washington,NC on Oct 9, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    Has it come to this at last? Democrats have never been so brazen with their voter fraud than in this election cycle. If it time to have Federal Marshall or the National Guard monitor Big City Polling Places? Time for Purple fingers here too? Why is it that asking Obama for his birth certificate is like asking Jeffrey Dahmer to pop open his trunk?
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Oct 9, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    they are all lying to us not Republican or Dem all are lying another 4 yrs of lies thats what we will get
  • by INVESTOR Location: CHOCOWINITY on Oct 9, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    One year ago, the stock market was at is high 14000 and now it is less than 9000. Dems took control of the congress in 2006. Our bad economy is the fault of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed. Also, Barney Franks, Dodd, Obama, etc.
  • by Windy on Oct 9, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    You all sound very envious to me, YOU know it is a sin to want what someone else has?
  • by Joe Location: Washington on Oct 9, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    The Stock Market Crashed because No one wants to invest their money in the American Market when they think that We are going to have a socialist system and domestically they believe that Obama is going to tax everyone to death that makes money. Look at Cuba it used to be rich too. Go to www.obamatruth.org you better sit down what you will see will shock you off your feet.
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