2008 Attacking Obama’s TV Special
posted by October 29 at 10:05 AMon
Tonight’s the night for Barack Obama’s half-hour infomercial, which will air at 5 p.m. PST on CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision, BET, MSNBC, and TV One at a cost of $1 million per airing.
The New York Times got a look at a one-minute “trailer” for the production. A number of people have jokingly speculated about which performers Obama might be bringing on to fill the time, but it sounds like he’s decided not to go the variety show route:
At times he will speak directly into the camera about his 20-month campaign, at others he will highlight everyday voters, their everyday troubles, and his plans to address them.
And at the end of the infomercial, it appears, Obama will speak live from a rally in Florida.
One thing that I noticed about McCain’s new spot: he’s now saying Obama’s not ready to lead… “yet.” Maybe this is an old change of rhetoric, but I hadn’t notice it until now and I wonder if this is some sort of attempt by McCain, perhaps sensing that he’s in the twilight of his candidacy and has a legacy to worry about, at offering a kinder, gentler version of the “not ready” attack.