Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama Buying Election: Where's the Outrage?

Last week, Obama spent $31.1M on TV Advertising. The McCain Campaign spend $9M and the RNC spent $2.7M. That would be 166% more. No, that is not a typo or miscalculation. Obama is spending 166% more on media, why then are the polls getting closer?

Back in the day, it was about soft money, or in 2006, even HuffPo complains about Nebraska.

Bush spent $367.2M in 2004, Kerry spent $328.5M

Amazing, the New York Times complained that Bush had a mountain of cash.
Senator John Kerry fought his way through a tough and expensive Democratic primary season only to find himself on Wednesday with relatively little cash and facing an advertising onslaught by President Bush, whose campaign has roughly 10 times more money.
My favorite quote from the article.
Using a combination of tactics designed to take advantage of the new McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, committee officials said they could counter Mr. Bush's advertising.
That would be helping McCain, if Obama hadn't been a liar and opted out of Public Financing even though he said he would.

So, where is the outrage that Obama is buying the election?

In Response to: TV ad spending: 10/13-19

5 comments:

SureHowDoYouKnow said...

Yes, a scarey thing. A disgrace! All that money to buy the presidency and all the media giving him free promotion and no criticism. Not a proud moment in American History.

Ragemaster said...

Isn't it 266% -- this only helps your case.

Mundy said...

266% if you take the total... 166% if you take the difference...

Doug said...

You forgot to take into account the 100s of millions of dollar Oparh gave Obama for his radio and television appearances. This money helped to lanch Obama's campaign as much of this money was given to Obama at the onset of his election. Also, add in all the free advertising and endorsements Oparh gave Obama through her programs - equal to millions in free advertising.
By the way, Oparh's programs have more viewers and followers than any other program on TV.
I think this way of funding a campaign is against the intend of the campaign funding laws.

Doug said...

You forgot to take into account the 100s of millions of dollar Oparh gave Obama for his radio and television appearances. This money helped to launch Obama's campaign as much of this money was given to Obama at the onset of his election. Also, add in all the free advertising and endorsements Oparh gave Obama through her programs - equal to millions in free advertising.
By the way, Oparh's programs have more viewers and followers than any other program on TV.
I think this deceptive funding is against the intend of the campaign contribution laws.