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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Obama Negatives / A Discussion #904985

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 2008
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[In Charlotte, North Carolina, presidential candidate's wife Michelle OBAMA - speaks about the presidential race.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The findings of a new report that Senator Barack Obama is outspending Senator John McCain on negative ads noted.

(Washington: Joe Johns) Obama's negative ads examined; details given of the study by the University of Wisconsin advertising project of one week in the presidential election campaign; McCain and Obama TV ads shown. [University of Wisconsin's Ken GOLDSTEIN†- defines a negative ad; indicates Obama is now more negative than McCain; states voters respond to negative information.] [Representative Christopher SHAYS - comments on negative attack ads.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Candy Crowley and John King about the race. [CROWLEY - comments on Obama going more negative and the movement away from McCain's convention boost; notes the Spanish language ads against McCain and Rush Limbaugh have been wrong.] [KING - says Democrats want Obama to attack McCain on the stump; says we don't know yet if Obama is benefitting from the economic issue; previews the upcoming campaign messages in the mail and on radio.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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