President Bush: I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.
Voice Over: In which direction would John Kerry lead?
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Observations: In an interesting coincidence, the 527 group Progress
Fund issued an ad with a windsurfer theme the very same day ("Surfer
The Kerry-Edwards campaign responded the same day with the ad "Juvenile." Campaign spokesman Mike McCurry issued a statement:
“This week has seen a further deterioration of chaos in Iraq. American servicemen have been killed, two Americans were brutally beheaded, car bombs continue to explode and, according to Prime Minister Allawi’s own account, thousands of terrorists continue to pour into Iraq.
“And the response from George W. Bush and his campaign? A shrug of the shoulder from the President at the U.N., and an advertisement that takes a lighthearted approach to the war in Iraq.
“Mr. President, this is a shameful advertisement that shows a disturbing disregard for those fighting and sacrificing in Iraq, and you should repudiate it immediately.”