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Obama, Don't Call McCain a Maverick Five Times in Your Ad!

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

You can't debunk a myth by verbally repeating it. This is basic stuff, so it is surprising that neither Obama nor his team understand it.

G O P is not G O D

Buddy Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Buddy Winston


Sam Stein

McCain Palin Ad Defends Pick By Ripping Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has launched, in the form of a new political advertisement, the most explicit defense yet of its choice of Sarah Palin's for vice ...

Our New Ad on Bob Schaffer's Shameful Record

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As one of our veterans says in the ad, "I went to Iraq for my country. Bob Schaffer went to Iraq for a big oil company."

Pavlovian Premillennialism

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

In subtle and not-so-subtle ways, Republicans are seeking to portray the presumptive Democratic nominee as the Antichrist foretold in the Book of Revelation.

Olympic Ad Wars

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

A hard negative ad seems ill-suited to the unifying spirit of the Olympics. Obama's ad is likely to comport well with Americans swollen with pride, while McCain's stands out with its harsh tone.

David Ignatius Presents the Fable of John McCain

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

McCain was a POW, and he showed extraordinary courage and perseverance, and was a hero at that time. The way he has run his campaign at this time is not heroic -- it is downright despicable.

Sam Stein

Barack Hits Back: Ad Says McCain Taking Low Road | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to a harsh personal attack from John McCain, Barack Obama released a television ad late Wednesday evening accusing the the Arizona Republic...

Who Wants to Be Loved, Anyway?

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan J. Davis

John McCain is hedging his bid for the presidency on the idea that Americans want a president who inspires all the world to burn American flags.

RNC Rolls Out First Contrast Ad

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

It is remarkable that the Republican Party ad praises McCain for pushing the party to recognize global warming. McCain is depicted as a realist

The Big Bang of Attack Ads

Steve Cone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cone

In memory of its creator, I think it is high time we understand that the 1964 Daisy ad was not about being negative but rather truthful.

McCain Spends $1M Campaigning Without Rival In Mich.

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

McCain has been managing to lose a race against no one in the critical general election state, despite spending more than $500,000 per week since the end of May on TV ads there.

McCain as Peacenik: 1968 All Over Again

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

McCain's speech the other night was brilliant, frightening and 100% Nixon. But successful Nixon. How do you beat a Nixon? Be like Kennedy

Lou Dobbs Rants About Clinton, Obama "Distortions"

The Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Jessica Yellin's report on Lou Dobbs' show last night on the back-stabbing half truths of political ad campaigns was apparently a revelation for...

Jason Linkins

John McCain Campaign AdWatch: Stop Snitching | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's new ad is about Heroes, and Memories, and Teachers, and more Memories. Misty, water-colored, memories of a time when McCain was a wee l...

Girl In 3 AM Commercial Films Ad For Obama

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The actor playing one of the sleeping children in Sen. Clinton's famous "3 AM" commercial has cut another campaign ad -- this one for Sen. Obama, who ...

Obama Skin Tone Darker In Clinton Ad?

America Blog | John Ararvosis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via America Blog: I went and got the original footage from the Clinton ad, and then compared it to 3 different video clips of the same debate from 3 ...

Clinton Releases New Texas, Ohio Ads

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Clinton has two new ads out on the eve of primaries in Texas and Ohio. In the first, Clinton hits Obama on his inactivity while serving as chair...

Obama Airs National Security Ad

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Television Ad War Goes National

Wall Street Journal | Aaron Rutkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With five days left before Super Tuesday, presidential campaign ads have gone national -- yet some candidates are on the airwaves in more of the count...

Clinton Asks Iowans For Their Vote In 2-Minute Television Spot

Associated Press | Mike Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her closing argument to Iowa voters Wednesday evening during a televised message in which she tells them to ...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: McCain's 'Easy' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after relating how Jesus gave him solace in the form of a cross scratched in the dirt while he was the Prisoner of Azkaban, John McCain is back o...

Will Thomas

Huckabee's Christmas Ad, Ron Paul Fires Back | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee is bringing his Christmas cheer, and his Baptist minister roots, to Iowans this election season. His recent ad, "What Really Matters," ...

Apparent Huckabee Supporters Floods Iowa With Negative Calls

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A newly-formed group claiming to support Mike Huckabee hit the phones of Iowa Republicans tonight with an automated push-poll attacking Huckabee's GOP...

Irreverent Huckabee Ad Features Chuck Norris Endorsement

Iowa Independent | Jay Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mike Huckabee's first television commercial, which begins running this week, takes an irreverent approach to presidential politics, featuring martial ...