10 thoughts on “Obamamercial = TV at its WORST

  1. 1. Why is it bad for a Presidential candidate to buy 30 minutes’ worth of airtime to explain his platform and his plans for his administration? Don’t we want candidates to explain themselves and their ideas? Or do you just think it’s a “mighty yawn” because it’s not YOUR candidate doing it?

    2. Is anyone holding a gun to your head to watch it? No? Oh. Ok, then.

  2. @ 1.

    I didn’t say it was bad for a candidate to explain any of which you write of…I said it was BAD TV. It has nothing to do with what candidate I support either. (VOTE NADER)

    @ 2.

    I give my thoughts and opinions on various issues throughout my blog. Though I won’t be watching BO tonight, I can still give my opinion on what I think about it…this is the beauty of having a blog…I can write whatever I want.

  3. No one said you didn’t have a right to opine on whatever you wanted. My point was that I don’t understand your complaint about Obama taking 30 minutes to make his case to voters.

    In a world that is replete with sound bites and 30 minute-long newscasts, that seems to me to be a refreshing change of pace; substantive and thoughtful.

  4. “In a world that is replete with sound bites and 30 minute-long newscasts, that seems to me to be a refreshing change of pace; substantive and thoughtful.”

    This is a 30 minute scripted commercial, nothing refreshing or substantive about it and if you mean “thoughtful” as in having put a lot of thought into it…I will give you that.

  5. So what if it’s a 30 minute scripted commercial? So, don’t watch it. My understanding is that you have that opportunity.

    We have competitive elections in this country, and what you generally label as “propaganda” is part and parcel of competing in the electoral process. Candidates promote themselves and attack their opponents. It’s happened since elections began, and cannot logically change because of the very nature of elections.

    Nader’s visit to Buffalo several days ago was a propaganda trip. The parties’ conventions were propaganda shows. That cereal ad you saw on TV this morning was propaganda.

  6. Pure propaganda. If Obama wanted to actually present substantive views, he wouldn’t need a 30 minute infomercial that took weeks to produce.

  7. Answer me this…explain why it is refreshing and substantive to see a scripted commercial? If you want to see BO prattle on and on about “Change” or whatever, go ahead and watch it…to me it is a MIGHTY YAWN.

    “We have competitive elections in this country, and what you generally label as “propaganda” is part and parcel of competing in the electoral process. Candidates promote themselves and attack their opponents. It’s happened since elections began, and cannot logically change because of the very nature of elections.”

    OMG, really?

    If tonight’s commecial was being done by McCain, Nader, Mickey Mouse, etc. in the manner which has been outlined, I would MIGHTILY YAWN as well.

  8. Bird in video one of my cousins…but seriously, I think a lot of people are concerned about the direction of the country…you are…I am…to be honest, I really tried to believe in Obama, but I have been burned enough by my Dem choices over the years…all I see or all I hear when I watch and listen to Obama is a slick marketing campaign trying to sell us on something that just isn’t seem what it is being made out to be.

  9. What you’re witnessing is the implementation of Howard Dean’s much-mocked 50 state strategy, which makes Obama competitive now in states that McCain never should have had to defend – like Montana, Virginia, and even Arizona.

    All politicians disappoint to a certain degree, and the ones who cause you to hope and believe will most certainly disappoint you the most if they screw up. But that doesn’t deter me from putting my faith in, and my support behind, the guy who’s saying what I think are all the right things about how to move the country forward.

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