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Sam Stein

Obama, Romney Place Ad Buys In Pennsylvania | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days before the election, both presidential campaigns are engaging more fully in Pennsylvania, a state that once seemed -- and...

Let's End Airwave Pollution and Regulate Televised Political Spot Advertising

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Washington watchdogs are appalled by the sea of money washing over the 2012 election. The rest of the nation is appalled by how that money is used -- mostly on tit-for-tat attack ads that pollute the airwaves and undermine any respect for the democratic process.

Obama's Ads Much More Effective Than Romney's, Study Shows

The Atlantic | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Day in and day out, in battleground states across the country, voters are seeing ads like the one above. The messages they're absorbing from this adve...

Sam Stein

Romney And Allies Greatly Outpace Obama In Ad Spending As Election Closes | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign and its Republican allies are set to outspend the president's campaign and allied Democratic groups by more than ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Jewish Strategist Behind Viral Pro-Obama Comedy Videos Speaks Out | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion

A series of profanity-laced pro-Barack Obama videos starring comedian Sarah Silverman and actor Samuel L. Jackson that have gone viral in recent weeks...

Samuel L. Jackson To Voters: 'Wake The F*ck Up'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Comedy

Thinking about sitting out this election? Or maybe voting for Romney just for the hell of it? You may want to think twice. If the above video is any i...

Obama Ad Says Romney 'Skips The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is joining the Medicare ad wars, with a major new television advertisement airing in eight battleground s...

Obama Slams 'Flat Out Wrong' Romney Ads

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama directly addressed Mitt Romney's relentless hammering of his recent "you didn't build that line" in an ad released Tuesday in s...

Obama Campaign Releases Three New Ads On The Economy, Auto Industry

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has released three new ads as part of the $25 million airwave campaign it is launching this May. The spo...

First Obama 2012 TV Ads Hit The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With an eye on recruiting volunteers, President Barack Obama is launching the first TV ads of his re-election campaign. Campaign off...

Republican April Fools' Day Ad Takes Aim At Democrats' 'Rainbows And Unicorns'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new Web ad just in time for April Fool's Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee heaped faux praise on an unlikely target: President Ba...

Follow-Ups to Barack Obama's "Dignity" Ad

Jake Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Goldman

Obama: [holding hands with a Rabbi while lighting a menorah and wearing a shirt that says "Won't Jew vote for me?"] I am a real mensch. And I'm not Muslim.

Leading the New Political Evolution in Advertising

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Both the media and President-elect Obama's strategists have worked -- hopefully independently -- to transform the man into a brand

Obama Airs Two Prime Time Ads in McCain's Home State

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

By Marlene H. Phillips and Dawn Teo For the first time in this presidential election, Barack Obama has aired not one but two prime time ads in my sta...

Packaged Goods

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

Barack Obama's infomercial -- fairly long on the mercial and comparatively short on the info, or at least on new info -- was moving and effective. It was also slick and sleek, like its protagonist.

Five Reasons Why the Obama Infomercial was Worth the Cost

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

The Obama infomercial was a risk -- but the piece will likely go down in history as yet another way the Obama campaign has forever changed the face of political campaigning through its creative use of media.

Obama Infomercial (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's half-hour commercial/mini-documentary aired on Wednesday evening. Watch the full video below. Following the produced segment, viewer...

Ad Wars: Obama Condemns Gambling With Healthcare As McCain Proposes Laissez Faire Economic Plan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

Political communications consultant Mike Hughes, special to OffTheBus, deconstructs the latest campaign ads, frame by frame. In his latest ad, Obama ...

Ad Wars: McCain Dishonorable and Obama Untrustworthy

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

The difference between these ads is that Obama effectively hits viewer with facts on economic issues, while McCain focuses on tax policy, but distorts the truth, which can diminish the ad's effectiveness.

Sam Stein

Obama Spends $350K On Ads In Omaha, Versus McCain's Zero | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is an unlikely scenario, but one the Obama campaign has been prepping for. If the Democratic Senator wins every state won by John Kerry in the 2004...

McCain, Obama Ad Strategies Echoed In Congressional Races Across Nation

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The entire Republican Party cannot credibly run against itself. Can a voter in New Hampshire's first district believe that John McCain, John Sununu and Jeb Bradley are all mavericks? If so, who is the establishment?

NYT: Obama Ads Make Dubious Claims, Mislead

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks ago, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign gleefully publicized a spate of news reports about misleading and untruthful statements in...

Sam Stein

McCain's Ad Removal Could Save Campaign $1 Million A Day | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign is working "feverishly" to take down television advertisements that it is running nationally, according to sources who follow medi...

Sam Stein

Plouffe Memo: "We Will Respond With Speed And Ferocity" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe sent a memo to reporters early Friday morning, acknowledging the tightness of the presidential race and committin...

Obama's Florida Dominance: 9,785 More Ads

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Florida's living rooms, the presidential contest so far has been a landslide -- Barack Obama, 9,785; John McCain, zero. That is the tally of local...