This picure taken in Washington on August 5, 2008 shows a satirical presidential ad by US socialite Paris Hilton. Hilton threw her hat into the US presidential race, declaring her desire to campaign against 'that wrinkly white-haired guy' and threatening to paint the White House pink if elected, responding to Republican candidate John McCain's controversial use of her image in a campaign television spot with a satirical ad of her own posted on the website Funnyordie.com. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
President, U.S. Senate, Congress, and the Minnesota House of Representatives are the major races in the campaign of 2008. This is the first presidential election without an incumbent or sitting vice president involved since 1952.
Midmorning continues it's campaign season series on the ad wars. Barack Obama has unleashed a new series of ads targeting John McCain as being out of touch, but will they help him regain momentum?
Darrell West: vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution.
Evan Tracey: chief operating officer the campaign media analysis group at TNS Media Intelligence.