|Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
President Bush was invited by the Timken Company to come to Canton.
Bush: “I know you’re optimistic about the future of this company. I’m optimistic about the future of our country.”
Todd Little: About a year later Timken announced that they were going to close the bearing factories and cut 1,300 people out of work…..people felt real betrayed.
Narrator: Timken is now building a new plant in China. Under President Bush they’ll get a tax break.
Todd Little: Its about time we had a President who’s on Ohio side.
Chyron: It’s Time For A New Direction.
John Kerry: I’m John Kerry and I approve this message.
|On the screen:
Observations: According to the campaign's Oct.
22, 2004 press release:
"The ad features Todd Little, a Timken employee whose job will be lost under the current Timken plan. In 2003, George Bush came to Timken to tout his economic plan. He used Timken as a model for economic growth. Less than a year later, Timken announced plans to lay off 1,300. Tim Timken is a close friend of President Bush, and has donated large sums of money to his re-election, as well as his father's Presidential Library.
"Additionally, today's Cleveland
detailed the numerous no-bid contracts that Bush has given to his
friends at Timken. It appears that Ohio now has its very own