John Edwards for President
Bishop: Now I myself was a former Maytag employee – I was laid off
September of 2004.
And I was asked, “Would you and your family like to come up and meet Senator Edwards?”
And this is something I’ll never forget – he grabbed my seven-year-old son by the hand, he dropped to one knee, and he looked him straight in the eye and he said, “I’m going to keep fighting for your daddy’s job, I promise you that.”
You know, that stuff sticks with you. That’s the kind of things we need in a leader in this country.
Not somebody that’s going to go to a big fundraiser and say, “Write me a check for $2,300, and I’ll let you know you have my support.”
I want a guy that’s going to sit down and look a seven year-old kid in the eye and tell him, “I’m going to fight for your dad’s job.” That’s what I want. [applause]
I’m going to do my best to make sure that my children aren’t the first generation of Americans that I can’t look them in the eye and say, “You’re going to have a better life than I had.”
And I think the person that’s going to get that done is my friend, and yours, Senator John Edwards. [applause]
Edwards (voiceover): I’m John Edwards and I approve this message.
|Notes: This ad features Edwards' supporter and former Maytag employee Doug Bishop. The campaign also ran a full-page ad in The Des Moines Register on Jan. 1 featuring a letter from Bishop.|