Gephardt for President, Inc.

30-second ad run in Iowa and NH starting Sept. 2, 2003.

Morris & Carrick


Gephardt: I'm Dick Gephardt and I approved this message because I want to stop George Bush and fight for America's middle class. 

President Bush and I see things very differently. 

My mother was a secretary and my dad delivered milk door to door. 

They struggled so I could go to college. 

They taught me to do what's right, no matter the consequences.

I owe them more than I can say. 

It's people like my folks who make America great. 

I won't forget them as president.

On the screen: Wide shot of Gephardt in suit and tie walking slowly toward the camera and talking; behind him is a house with an American flag.  The campaign's website address is in small type across the bottom of the screen.  Gephardt stops and stands.  Cut to the same scene but a medium close up of Gephardt talking to the camera.  B&W photos: his mother, his father, both parents and young Gephardt.  Clip of Gephardt, wearing a work shirt, seated on steps surrounded by kids, talking to the camera; zoom out.  Clip of Gephardt, wearing a blue shirt and a tie, and his wife Jane amidst a group of people; he's talking to the camera.