Citizens United

30-second ad May 12, 2004.

The Strategy Group


Jimmy Boyle (voiceover and to camera):  On September 11, terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, including three-hundred and forty-six firefighters, one of which was my son, Michael.

I lost my son…I spoke to him that day.

He went to work that morning, and he died for a reason, because somebody hates America?

And that day George Bush became a leader, a war President.

I feel very comfortable with him as President.

We want a guy who is going to lead us to victory in this war.


Notes and Observations:  According to Citizens United, Jimmy Boyle is a lifelong Democrat and former president of Local 94, the largest firefighters union chapter in the country, located in New York City.

Citizens United is a conservative, grassroots lobby located in Sterling, VA.  David N. Bossie is President and Floyd G. Brown is Chairman of the Board.  Bossie's experience includes service as Chief Investigator for Chairman Dan Burton's Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the U.S. House of Representatives, Sept. 1996-1998, and authorship, with Floyd Brown, of Prince Albert: the Life and Lies of Al Gore (2000) and Slick Willie: Why America Cannot Trust Bill Clinton (1992).  Brown produced the notorious Willie Horton ad against Michael Dukakis in 1988.