A 4-to-1 advertising advantage for the Democrat:
With advertisements running repeatedly day and night, on local stations and on the major broadcast networks, on niche cable networks and even on video games and his own dedicated satellite channels, Mr. Obama is now outadvertising Senator John McCain nationwide by a ratio of at least four to one, according to CMAG, a service that monitors political advertising. That difference is even larger in several closely contested states. . . .
“This is uncharted territory,” said Kenneth M. Goldstein, the director of the Advertising Project at the University of Wisconsin. “We’ve certainly seen heavy advertising battles before. But we’ve never seen in a presidential race one side having such a lopsided advantage.”
The lopsidedness of the ad wars argues against any suggestion that John McCain’s problems are purely a function of campaign tactics, media bias, etc. Look on the bright side: After this year, you’ll have the ultimate comeback when your liberal friends slam Republicans as “the party of the rich.”
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