CBS, NBC, Fox, MSNBC, BET, TVOne, Univision are all carrying Barack Obama’s half-hour broadcast tonight. ABC is sticking with Pushing Daisies.
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Hey! Finally a reason to watch Pushing Daisies!
They should call the Obama Infomercial, THE Anointing OF THE KING.
” Tonight on a very special OBAMA ” ……. Brought to you by Dodge with no commercial interuptions.
Looks like tonight’s a good night to rent a movie!
Thought experiment: a republican candidate breaks his promise to use public funding, raises hundreds of millions online with a purposely-disabled credit authorization system, then spends 7 or 8 times as much as his democratic opponent, including a hugely expensive tv ad buy. Think that would be reported by the big networks?
They’re too busy reporting on Palin’s 150K of clothes (but not the 5 MILLION DOLLARS the DNC spent on Obama’s greek temple coronation).
I can’t wait for this to be over, then we can have 6-12 months of peace before the 2012 race begins in earnest.
“But that’s not all… if you vote in the next ten minutes we will double your tax cuts, that’s right every caller in the next ten minutes can take their tax cuts under the Obama Plan and double them at no extra charge”
Finally, an opportunity to view Sunday’s TIVO’d “Cold Case”. Crimes from the past – how apropros.
Yes, I am most likely voting for a Obama. But the money he is spending on this tonight, I believe is around 2 million per network. 14 million in total. What a waste. You know how many homes you can save for 14 million? This is why McCain and Obama are basically the same. Just pick the lesser of 2 evils and hope the country doesn’t implode in 4 years…..
Is Obama that worried that he failed to use the debates to get his point across?
Good luck to us in the coming years.
Obama should obviously spend every dime he has on trying to win. Anybody who says otherwise – just whining losers. If McCain could have raised money from individuals so that the money exceeded the public financing system (talk about socialism), he would have. I’m getting some good bottles of champagne to celebrate on Tuesday.
It’s 1 million per network, not 2.
If it brings around some unapologetic ignoramuses, I’m down with it. But I’ll be at a concert.
If this ‘situation’ helps introduce enough new viewers to keep the brilliant Bryan Fuller producing more Pushing Daisies I’m thrilled. Watching the show is like dipping into a delicious box of high end chocolates. You never know what new delight you’re going to be tasting next, but it never disappoints.
I think this is excessive…if the VP debate scored higher ratings than the Presidential, ones than what makes Obama think that people want to see more of him or McCain.
I will not be watching this repugnant infomercial of overkill and ego.
I am black and I do not support Obama. I’m one of those 10%. Of course I have been ridiculed, insulted and treated like a traitor.
Within the black community, there is so much gloating, preening and chest beating you’d think we’re electing Jesus. This just shows how much my people are hurting.
There are a hundred reasons to vote against Obama but all of them require that we give up the victim mentality and accept citizenship and all of its freedoms and burdens. It’s easier to chant slogans, write poems and hip hop songs about a fictional deliverer.
This is a sad moment in our history. I will not be voting for Obama or McCain. I’m voting for America.
It’s a good idea, but how much can people tolerate? I am pretty curious to see what he has planned though.
But, I do love Pushing Daisies.
I am also glad I am a Canadian… Despite our Sludge for a Prime Minister.
I love all these Republicans whining about this. McCain’s campaign has been a do anything to win at all costs train wreck (from ignoring their crazy supporter’s calls for violence at McCain/Palin rallies, to fueling the smears and lies themselves, and then having the audacity to look at us straight in the eye and say they’re running a clean campaign), but Obama is somehow crazy, selfish, inappropriate for using his funds to get the word out in the way he sees fit?
As someone who has donated $25 a month to Obama since he announced his run, I think he should spend that money any way he and his advisers think he should in order to win.
And, sorry, but that “they’re the same” argument just doesn’t fly, Phil Dale Duckie. I bought that one back when Gore and Bush ran in 2000 and voted for Nadar. I have regretted that vote since and I think most agree there’s a huge difference in what Obama’s and McCain’s priorities will be as president.
Not Surprised, I have many friends who rue the day they cast an idealistic vote for Nader. How different the world would be, minus Nader’s sucking votes away from Gore and the Florida debacle sealing the coffin, nobody will ever know. How devastating the Bush Doctrine has been, oh ye gods, there’s simply no telling because words fail me.
I can’t wait to see this , Obama’s entire campaign has been incredible. I’m dying to see what will happen tonight.
Hey, No Country for Black Man, just curious. You say you’re voting for America. Who ARE you voting for, if you don’t mind? Cynthia McKinney? Just curious. I think she’s pretty good.
A wise idea on ABC’s part considering half the population of the country is sick to death of seeing and hearing Obama and may end up watching the low-rated Pushing Daisies to either make a point (before November 4) or because they simply want to watch something else. This is no different to a studio releasing a rom-com when there are only horror flicks in release. Counter-programming.
I can’t wait for the spectacle that is planned for Chicago in Grant Park election night.
40 years later, the whole world will be watching again.
We won’t have the 6 – 12 months of peace after the election, Joe Melnick, because Joe Biden assured us that America will be “tested” by foreign aggressors due to Obama’s obvious ineptitude and lack of experience. Even the President of France calls his approach to Iran immature. Sigh! It has only begun with no hope in sight!!
You are not alone No Country For Black Man! You are not alone!!
As I read this column I just recieved my 4th ROBO call in the last month slamming Obama. Now he associates with convicted felons. How sad were in this current climate! If I were McCain I wouldn’t want to win this way!
According to the Washington Post, ABC waited so long to make a decision on whether to accept the commercial that they lost out on the opportunity to air it. No counter-programming involved….
Excellent news!! Finally an opportunity for Barack to get his message out without interruptions from McRage and the MILF.
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