The politics of change and serious folding money.
The Obama Campaign bundled $5M in cash to pay for ads that will run during the NBC Olympic Coverage 2008.
Here in Chicago we call that 'making a drop.' Quid Pro(the Stuff That WE Do For You!) Quo.
This from Not Your Sweetie
Obama Makes $5 Million Buy
In the first significant network-TV buy of any presidential candidate in at least 16 years, the Obama campaign has taken a $5 million package of Olympics spots that includes network TV as well as cable
And isn’t it symbolic:
The Obama campaign will join major advertisers including McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch.
Well, I always thought GE and Bo had a deal as of last year when Obama dissed Fox. Now they get paid for their enthusiastic surrogacy. There’s one more humorous note:
Bob Dole’s 1996 buy
The last network TV spot bought by a presidential contender was apparently a single multi-minute ad run by Republican Sen. Bob Dole in 1996.
Oh, that went well!
That's why Keith 'Bathtub Bubble Biter Boy' and Chris 'Tingle Thighs' Matthews get all Tiger Beat for Kid Hope. Kid Hope and Jesse Jackson ( Chicago's King of Beers) will share time in the sponsor's box, mayhaps? Watch your goodies, Senator!
McCain gets face time next to the Velveeta Cheese displays. Well, I love nice grilled Velveeta Cheese & red onion Sammy.