Several months ago, Senator Obama broke his own promise to the American people to participate in public financing alongside John McCain. Wednesday evening, Senator Obama will use the money he has raised from breaking that promise to air a 30 minute infomercial.
Scheduled to run on television networks on the 79th anniversary of the stock-market crash of 1929, Barack Hussein Obama will address the nation in a half-hour political infomercial Wednesday night at 8 p.m. EDT. The program will air simultaneously on BET, CBS, NBC, Fox, MSNBC, and TV One. In the unprecedented campaign maneuver, he is expected to speak primarily about his plans for our economy.
Obama is the first presidential candidate since Ross Perot (in 1992) to purchase half-hour prime-time slots. With millions left in his campaign war chest, he has the cash on hand to buy the air time to answer McCain’s criticisms and allegations six days before the election. The Arizona senator has no comparable plans for a national television buy.
However, the McCain campaign is encouraging supporters to join their “Keep Your Money” phone bank effort during Obama’s time slot. Their goal is to make thousands of phone calls alerting folks to truth about Obama’s plans to “spread the wealth around.”