None of the networks this was being broadcast on streamed it over the web. Thus, I began watching after the Obama campaign posted it on their official YouTube channel. I got eight minutes into it before YouTube's servers crapped out. Maybe you'll have better luck:
I like what Obama says, but the words are like particles of dust in a windstorm.
I am like a moth to a flame. I already know more about Barack Obama than I ever wanted to know, yet in half an hour, I'm going to watch his infomercial. Apparently, The New York Times got a sneak peek:
Mr. Obama’s campaign agreed to provide The New York Times with a minute-long trailer for the 30-minute program, which is to run on four broadcast networks at 8 p.m. It will be the first time in 16 years that a presidential candidate has bought network time, in prime time, for a prolonged campaign commercial.
The trailer is heavy in strings, flags, presidential imagery and some Americana filmed by Davis Guggenheim, whose father was the campaign documentarian of Robert F. Kennedy. As the screen flashes scenes of suburban lawns, a freight train and Mr. Obama seated at a kitchen table with a group of white, apparently working-class voters, Mr. Obama says: “We’ve seen over the last eight years how decisions by a president can have a profound effect on the course of history and on American lives; much that’s wrong with our country goes back even farther than that.”
Then, while standing before a stately desk and an American flag, Mr. Obama, in a suit, says: “We’ve been talking about the same problems for decades and nothing is ever done to solve them. For the past 20 months, I’ve traveled the length of this country, and Michelle and I have met so many Americans who are looking for real and lasting change that makes a difference in their lives.”
Jim Margolis, Mr. Obama’s senior advertising strategist, said the program would then go on to feature “the stories of four different Americans, or American families, and kind of what they’re confronting.”
Oh, boy...and I just ate not long ago too...
One state, two state, red state blue state...here are the candidates attempting to sway and confuse (perhaps even annoy) a gullible electorate once more:
This time around, the Obama camp's ad is actually better because it takes one of Biden's best zingers from last night's debate and places it as the centerpiece of the spot. Meanwhile, McCain's ad seems more like a series of cheap shots (moreso than most political ads, I mean) hastily strewn together.
You know, I kind of wish somebody paid me to analyse this shit...