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Obama poised to top $230m on airwaves
By Andrew Ward in Washington

Published: October 29 2008 18:51 | Last updated: October 29 2008 18:51

As the Republican party chairman in Fluvanna County, Florida, Doug Johnson considers it part of his job to monitor political advertising on local television.

But the battle of the airwaves has become so lop-sided he can hardly bear to watch. "You can't turn on the TV without seeing Obama," he says.

Inthe past three weeks, Barack Obama has run in excess of 19,000 advertising spots in Florida - more than three times the number placed by John McCain.

The Democratic candidate enjoys similar dominance in almost every battleground state five days before the election.

Mr Obama spent $80m (£51m, €64m) on advertising in the first two weeks of October - more than double the combined efforts of Mr McCain and the Republican National Committee, according to the latest campaign finance disclosures.

He stepped up his spending blitz on Wednesday night with a half-hour, documentary-style advertisement on three of the four main US television networks, scheduled for a primetime slot immediately before the continuation of this year's baseball World Series.

The $3m buy - the first of its kind since Ross Perot bought a series of 30-minute slots to promote his independent bid for the White House in 1992 - highlighted Mr Obama's wide financial advantage over Mr McCain after months of record fundraising.

He is on course to top $230m in advertising expenditure before Tuesday's election, nearly double the amount projected for Mr McCain and beating the $188m record set by George W. Bush in 2004
 

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I'm trying to think of a scenario where money does NOT make a difference.... :lol:

We've discussed the sickening trend of voters picking a candidate based on who will "give" them the most money. We've come so far from caring about what 2 million men gave their lives for that our bank accounts and model year of car is more important than our personal liberties.....not to mention the sovereignty of this (once) great nation.

I know that isn't the context of your post Plainsman, so please forgive me, but the simple answer is ...YES, it will make a difference....in my obviously biased, albeit humble, opinion. :wink:

Heck, I could get Willy and Ryan to vote for McCain with the right amount of money.....GUARANTEED! :lol:
 

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Heck, I could get Willy and Ryan to vote for McCain with the right amount of money.....GUARANTEED!
I like how you think you know me.... I can't speak for Ryan, but my integrity is not for sale and I doubt his is either. I think you'd have a much easier time getting one of the conservatives on here to flip... anyways you got me to smile :)
 

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That was my intent, Willy :lol: :wink:

While I've got you, I asked you a question in another thread that you haven't answered. Maybe you didn't see it. I'm sure you'll see this so I'll try again.

me on Monday in the "don't ask tough questions" thread:
Willy, are you on the record as saying the entire question of Obama's citizenship is nothing more than a right wing conspiracy, with absolutely no possibility of a shred of truth?
Please confirm that for the rest of us....you know, the rest of us who truly don't know
and this from Gunowner same day:
I'll add to that and ask if bringing up radio interviews of Obama preaching socialism is indeed right wing hate politics, or infact some much needed investigative journalism that shoulda been done over a year ago?
 

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Which brings us to the case of Mary T Biskup of Manchester, Mo, who discovered there were scores of small online donations made to the Obama campaign in her name, even though she hasn't given him a dime. They added up to $174,800, which is a wee bit over the $2,300 limit. This very generous donation was not billed to her own card, but to someone else's - meaning (as the Post says) "someone appropriated her name".

Ah, but who? And, if just one unwitting front is responsible for 175 grand of the Obama take, how many other Mary T Biskups are there out there?
Source: http://tinyurl.com/donation-fraud

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. -- A North Kansas City couple has been left scratching their heads after they became the victims of a political scam.

Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month -- a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The Larman's say they don't want this to be about their political affiliation, but they say they're not about to give the Obama campaign any help from their pocketbook.

They said they notified Chase, their credit card bank, to report the fraud.

"(They) said that they had seen-they were familiar with this," said Steve Larman. "It was fraud, they believe through telemarketing but they were going to be doing some more investigations."

The Larman's don't want their politics to enter into what is essentially just a fraudulent charge. But they say that the charge involves the Obama campaign adds insult to injury for the registered Republicans.

"They (Chase) kept on asking me 'are you sure you wouldnt have gone to a site in support of Obama'," said Rachel Larman. "And I repeatedly said 'Im voting for McCain - I would not be going to an Obama site'."

Chase dropped the charge from the Larman's card. The couple is thankful thay they caught the charge on the card, but worried that others may not see that type of fraud on their own credit cards before it's too late.

"You always get emails saying be on the lookout," said Rachel. "So I just wanted to get the word out, that there's someone out there perpetrating this against people, and to pay attention."

The Obama campaign said they were aware of the Larman's story, but did not have any comment.
Source:http://tinyurl.com/more-donation-fraud

Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations
Contributions Reviewed After Deposits

By Matthew Mosk
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 29, 2008; A02

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited.
Source: http://tinyurl.com/even-more-donation-fraud

This is only three. A search will bring you hundreds of illegal or unethical contribution articles/examples.
 

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willythekid said:
Heck, I could get Willy and Ryan to vote for McCain with the right amount of money.....GUARANTEED!
I like how you think you know me.... I can't speak for Ryan, but my integrity is not for sale and I doubt his is either. I think you'd have a much easier time getting one of the conservatives on here to flip... anyways you got me to smile :)
you know better Dan
 

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Willy, are you on the record as saying the entire question of Obama's citizenship is nothing more than a right wing conspiracy, with absolutely no possibility of a shred of truth?
Please confirm that for the rest of us....you know, the rest of us who truly don't
I posted a copy of his birth certificate online and a case against his citizenship was recently thrown out... If these things that people are saying about him not being a natural-born citizen were anything more than a conspiracy I think we would have proof by now... that's my opinion and I realize that this is not going to be good enough for some on here but it's good enough for me. If that birth certificate was sitting in your lap you wouldn't believe its real
 

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It's not just the birth certificate, in fact it's not just one thing with Obama, it's everything added up together. Nobody could make this much stuff up. Cripe-all-mighty, he hides his Columbia University years, he hides his years at the Joyce Foundation because they were anti-gun, his mentors were communists, Marxists and domestic terrorists. For years he bragged about his church and pastor until videos about Rev Wright came out and then he threw him under the bus. He's been tied to million dollar contributions to people in Kenya that have committed atrocities such as burning Christian churches with people trapped inside. He went to Iraq only after being accused of never visiting our troops, and then while he was there attempted to get the Iraqi prime minister to stall the return of our troops, just to benefit his campaign. He hides his affiliation with ACORN once he figured out that it may hurt his campaign even after it paid an ACORN affiliate over $800,000 dollars. He hides the fact he filed and won a lawsuit forcing banks to give mortgages to people that cannot afford them. He believes that people should not earn as much money as they can because someone else doesn't earn as much and that government should decide how much is too much and who should share. If you dare run ads telling people about his record on certain things he attempts to squelch it by using the DOJ like he attempted to do to the NRA. He has enlisted sheriff's and district attorneys as Truth Squads in MO, to counter campaign ads he doesn't like. He's spent less time actually in the Senate than he has campaigning. In fact if he wins the election, in 4 years it'll be the longest he's held one job - ever!

All of it can't be made up and a lot of it has been confirmed with audio & video recordings and through books he wrote and newspaper reports and clippings. The LA Times even bragged about having a video but realized they goofed and won't release it because it isn't a pleasant thing for Obama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 

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Willythe kid wrote:
If that birth certificate was sitting in your lap you wouldn't believe its real
You're confusing me with yourself. You are the one who has decided what the facts are......I'm just asking questions. That's what I was taught to do. If something...ANYTHING, doesn't make sense, ask questions until it does.

Furthermore, it doesn't matter what I believe or think, and with VERY few exceptions if a judge inspected the evidence and the document and ruled it was legit I would never bring it up again, but when they refuse to give that document to the Federal Judge who asked for it...well, sorry, but that makes me ask questions.

Anyway, thank you for answering my question. I do appreciate it. You're sufficiently on the record so time will tell if you're a genius or a goat. :lol:

Have you given any thought to Gunowner's question?
 

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If the birth certificate had any validity they would have produced it to the judge and put an end to the whole thing. The guilty usually try to block their guilt.
 
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