years ago I supported Ralph Nader because he stood for the issues I believe
in -- a clean environment, civil rights and a sensible foreign policy.
But now, after seeing how quickly and thoroughly the Bush administration has wounded our country -- there's more pollution, an economy that sends our jobs overseas, and a war I have serious questions about -- I feel I made a mistake.
By supporting Ralph Nader, I actually helped George Bush.
|On the Screen: 1. Medium wide shot of man in outdoors setting talking to the camera; he is identified on screen as Bob Schick, High School Teacher. 2. Medium close up of Schick talking to the camera. 3. Text screen (trees/greenery in background) "The Bush Record" reinforces points Schick makes. 4. Shick talking to the camera: add disclaimer. 5. Text screen "The Stakes Are Too High/Go To www.TheNaderFactor.com."|
Observations: Shown this ad on the May 23, 2004 ABC's "This Week with
George Stephanopoulos" Nader responded:
Here's what I'd say. That for every Bob Schick there are nine times more Democrats who could have started an ad this way. "Hi, I'm a Democrat and in the year 2000 I supported George W. Bush because I thought he was not going to engage in nation-building, because I thought he was a compassionate conservative." Why don't the Democrats go after the eight million Democrats who voted for George Bush in 2000? Thirty-five percent of union members voted for George Bush in 2000. Instead of trying to block an effort that reminds them of their past as a party, blocks an effort that want to get more voters out, more voters engaged...