‘Anti-Obama’ Billboards Go Viral

April 6, 2010 03:53

“We are now very well funded. We are getting about a donation a minute,” Newberry said.

by: Elizabeth Prann at Fox News.com

If you have something to say – put it on a billboard. Atlanta commuters are noticing electronic billboards in metro Atlanta posting anti-Obama messages.   The idea turns what is normally a staple of commercial advertising into a platform for political opinions – a bumper-sticker slogan aimed at a wider audience.

The signs include: ‘Stop Obama’s Socialism.”

“If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.”

“Now It’s Personal! America’s Coming for You Congress! Vote Liberals Out in 2010.”

“Stop the Lies.”

The billboard sponsors consists of about 12 local businessmen. They’ve created a Web site: billboardsagainstobama.com, where you can find four billboards messages to donate to.

Spokesperson Tommy Newberry says there has seen such an influx of interest, sponsors are creating 50 billboard designs for donators to pick from. He also says it won’t take long before the billboards start popping up around the nation.

“We are now very well funded. We are getting about a donation a minute,” Newberry said.

Donations range from a few dollars to $500 dollars. Newberry also has had about a dozen requests for an entire billboard. An electronic billboards advertisement can cost up to $3,500 a month.

Newberry says the group’s ultimate goal is to not only grab people’s attention but also educate and motivate them.

“There’s a lot of energy from people who want to participate and they don’t know exactly what they want to do. We can speak for them, on their behalf,” Newberry said.

If you remember, just months ago, a group of business owners in Minnesota sponsored a billboard with a picture of former President Bush and the question: “Miss Me Yet?”


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