Post Archive

October 29, 2008

As I watched Barack Obama’s thirty-minute infomercial this evening, one question kept popping into my head: is this really happening? Indeed, it is hard to understand...

I didn't watch it live. Maybe the thrill was gone watching on the computer. But this was it? It was pretty and the man has...

Mark Halperin of Time and ABC -- yes, the same Mark Halperin who basically said, in 2004, that the media should fact-check Republicans more aggressively...

These half-hour spots in the walk-up to an election used to be commonplace. For some reason, they were given up on, perhaps because campaigns believe...

27 minutes in, he's actually making a speech. Not a good speech, but a speech nonetheless, somewhere in Florida. Who's left watching but us live...

The general tenor of this infomercial -- which is very non-partisan and quiet and sentimental -- might have best served Obama on Convention Night, when...

...and will be wrong again, and maybe voters in swing states won't mind watching a half-hour version of the incessant 60-second commercials that have been...

Obama is among the most interesting people on Earth. The decision to turn his infomercial, or at least his beginning, into a series of portraits...

Well, national polls suggest the race is "tightening." (The Obama camp spin that this "always" happens is wrong. It didn't in 1980.) Both sides are...

BBB, on Noah Pollak: Of course, the aftermath will tell all. But, my theory is that this whole election cycle has been a demonstration of geographic...

The Los Angeles Times on tonight's Obama infomercial: Finally, there's something cheesy about a 30-minute commercial. One half expects Obama to be introduced by a pitchman...

Jeffrey Goldberg and John McCain don't agree on much. But neither is pleased with the Los Angeles Times. Goldberg isn't concerned about Barack Obama's association...