Obama Olympic advertising campaign confirmed

I first blogged back in June about the possiblity that the man with an Olympic-sized ego would be running a massive ad campaign during the summer Olympics.  It’s now been confirmed that he will do just that:

WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) — It’s official. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign will be among the TV sponsors of NBC Universal’s Olympics coverage. In the first significant network-TV buy of any presidential candidate in at least 16 years, the Obama campaign has taken a $5 million package of Olympics spots that includes network TV as well as cable ads.

According to NBC’s political file, the campaign had initially requested information about 500,000, $2 million and $4 million package of Olympics spots. The network also offered the candidate a $10 million package.
Only one question remains: Will Obama claim to be a gold medal winner before he’s even taken part in the competition?  :-?

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