Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.


60-second radio ad announced Sept. 20, 2004.

Notes and Observations:  Translation...

Man: What's wrong, love, why are you so sad?

Woman: They just called me, Mom is very ill in the Havana hospital.  And she doesn't have much time left.  I don’t know if I should go now or wait to go later.

: I don’t understand why you have to decide that now?

Woman: Because President Bush has imposed restrictions to visit my family.

Man: What restrictions?

Woman: Before we could travel to Cuba once a year but now Bush has made it more difficult and we can only visit family once every three years!  I don’t know if I should go now to see her one last time or wait to attend her funeral.

Man: What misfortune. President Bush continues separating our families.

Woman: I don’t know what to do, Pedro!  I don’t know what to do.

Man: Look, the only thing we can do, my love, is to change things.  We have to elect a president that understands the meaning of families in our culture. And we know that John Kerry is that man.

Narrator: John Kerry, our hope for a better future.

John Kerry: I’m John Kerry, I’m running for president, and I approved this message.