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everyone I know watched it ... and none of them report to Nielsen.

Posted by gordon | October 30, 2008 9:51 AM

While I thought it was a pretty good program - I'm much more excited for next weeks episode.

Posted by Reverend Z | October 30, 2008 9:57 AM

I thought it was sappy and overdone. But then, it is geared towards the undecideds and my vote is already cast for Obama.

Still, I think the real reason Obama bought that air time was for a potential defense of a GOP smear attack in the final weeks of the campaign. And since that did not happen (or happen anywhere near effectively) it turned into something as cheesey as a yeast infection commercial.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 30, 2008 10:20 AM

I enjoyed it - very effective for the target audience (swing state independent voters).

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2008 10:42 AM

I expect the second, unstated purpose of the ad-buy is to dominate the last big news cycle going into the election. McCain is already attacking the ad, but that means Obama has effectively set the frame. The Media loves to talk about itself, so this will get lots of play.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 30, 2008 10:42 AM

and ... @5 for the insightful win.

McCain's on defense - which means he loses.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2008 10:44 AM

@2 - I can't wait either.

Let's hope it's not one of those horrible flashback episodes where we get to relive the last 8 years.

Posted by james | October 30, 2008 10:44 AM

@6, can you try to keep the "for the win" posts down to 1 a day, or just go back to the WoW boards?

Posted by ugh | October 30, 2008 11:03 AM

I watched Pushing Daisies instead.

Posted by Wyatt Lai | October 30, 2008 11:17 AM

I surprised about Philly. I thought those folks would be too busy burning cars.

Posted by DOUG. | October 30, 2008 11:55 AM

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