Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Strike 3 459

Tonight Sen. Obama will do something that has never been done before for a presidential candidate.
He will be an infomercial.

And apparently this has pissed off Sen. McCain as he tried, and failed, to mock Obama this morning for having the money to pull off something that McCain, with as little money as he has, would LOVE to do… buy 30-minutes of Primetime television.

Said McCain; “No one will delay the World Series with an infomercial when I'm president…”

Can we say ‘pandering’? Cause that’s what that was… pure pandering.

According to Fox Account Executive Joe Coppola; “Our first pitch for the world series is usually around 8:30 anyway – so we didn’t push back the game, it was really just about suspending the pre-game -- you know, Joe Buck. […] That’s all we did. […] We didn’t push back the game at all. […] By no means did they push to get us to accommodate them with Game Six. We’re just missing the pregame, which isn’t a big deal for us. It was a business decision.”

Ya see… initially Obama had arranged to buy the time on Fox only if the World Series were over before Game Six… but Fox then decided to sell the campaign the time regardless if the game was played or not.

So it came down to one thing and one thing only; money.

So, it was a Fox decision to sell the pre-game time and thus spare all of us of having to listen to the droning of Joe Buck (he ain’t his Dad) and Tim McCarver and not delay the first pitch at all.

So in other words, Obama isn’t delaying a sporting event…

Too bad McCain can’t claim the same.

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