Two Days To Go For Obama, Romney [VIDEO]
Two days from the finish, President Barack Obama’s campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory. Meanwhile, Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.
Both campaigns predict victory in Tuesday’s election. Obama’s closing out the campaign with an apparent edge in some key battleground states, including Ohio. Romney’s campaign is projecting momentum and banking on late-breaking voters to propel him to victory in the exceedingly close race.
The Republican will briefly cut away from the nine or so competitive states that have dominated the candidates’ travel itineraries this fall. Romney, along with running mate Paul Ryan, plan an early evening rally Sunday in Morrisville, Pa.
2012 ad blitz: big money, smaller audience
One million ads. More than $1 billion. Ten battleground states.
Those numbers tell the story of the 2012 presidential campaign TV ad blitz. Never before has so much money been spent on so many commercials aimed at so few voters.
Television ads were the primary communications tool for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The two presidential campaigns, the political parties and their allied independent groups aired more than a million ads between June and the end of October, according to the Wesleyan University Media Project.
That’s almost 40 percent more TV ads than the number that ran in the same period four years ago when Obama defeated Republican John McCain.
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