John Kerry for President, Inc.

30-second ad announced Aug. 19, 2004, run in states where the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ad aired including OH, WV, and WI. 

John Kerry:  I'm John Kerry and I approved this message.

[Music] Male Announcer:  The people attacking John Kerry’s war record are funded by Bush’s big money supporters.  Listen to someone who was there, the man whose life John Kerry saved.

Lt. Jim Rassmann
:  It blew me off the boat.  All these Viet Cong were shooting at me.  I expected I’d be shot.  When he pulled me out of the river, he risked his live to save mine.

:  The Navy documented John Kerry’s heroism, and awarded him the Bronze Star.  Today, he still has shrapnel in his leg from his wounds in Vietnam.

On the screen:  1. Clip of Kerry in a town hall setting (from the NH primary).  2. Blurred scenes from the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ad and text "The Attacks Are Funded By Bush Supporters" (Source: Fox News Special Report 5/4/04).  3. Clip of a swift boat.  4. Jim Rassmann talking to the camera.  5. Clip of swift boats.  6. Clip of swift boats.  7. Rassmann talking to the camera.  8. Department of Navy letter to Kerry on Bronze Star medal.  9. B&W photo of Kerry being awarded medal and text "Read the Official Navy Documents at"  Add the disclaimer.  10. Clip of Kerry in Vietnam jungle with text and campaign logo.
Notes and Observations:  After two weeks a response to the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ad "Any Questions."