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OBAMA TO HIT PRIMETIME (and we ain’t talkin’ bout SNL)!!!

By: The Listener

(Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (D-IL) has purchased a half-hour of primetime television to support his run for this white house.

According to reuters “The Obama campaign is producing a nationwide pitch to voters that will air on at least two broadcast networks. The ad will run Wednesday, October 29, at 8 p.m. — less than a week before the November 4 general election.

 

The direct purchase of such a large block of national airtime right before an election used to be more commonplace before campaigns began to focus their endgame strategies exclusively on battleground states. Such a move is not without precedent in modern presidential politics, however — Ross Perot did a similar purchase in 1992.

 

Smart move for the Democratic front runner.

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October 10, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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