Tuesday, May 27, 2008

McCain to Begin TV Ads in Michigan

Won't somebody think of the children?

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign said today it will air its first general-election television ads in Michigan this week, kicking off its effort to peel Michigan from the Democratic column with a focus on the economy.

The 30-second ad will air in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The campaign did not release details on the size of the advertising buy. But for weeks, McCain has been airing ads in key general-election states, hoping to capitalize on his ability to focus on the fall while Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to compete for the Democratic nomination.

Republicans smell an opening here. Polls show the race close - and one very strange recent poll shows a lot of confused voters. 29 percent undecided? Would love to know how the question was worded.

The survey also showed Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain with a four-point lead over leading Democratic contender U.S. Sen. Barack Obama

According to the survey, 38 percent of likely voters said they'd vote for McCain if the election were held on the day they were asked the question, while 34 percent said they'd vote for Obama. The remaining 29 percent didn't know, weren't sure or gave some other response.

Time to refresh those channel surfing abilities. Start your finger exercises now so you will be in shape when all the others start and we are faced with wall-to-wall political advertising. Better yet, turn off the TV and go outside!