John Edwards for President
(voiceover and on screen; clips from speech): If you're looking for
heroes, don’t look to me. Don’t look to Elizabeth. We have
support. We have health care. We have the American people behind
Look to them. [Applause fades up]. They are the ones who we speak for. They are the ones that we stand up for. [Applause fades down].
And Elizabeth and I decided, in the quiet of a hospital room, after 12 hours of tests and after getting very bad news, what we were going to spend our lives doing, for all those that have no voice.
We’re not going to quietly go away. Instead we’re going to go out and fight for what it is we believe in. [Applause starts and up].
It is time for our party, the Democratic Party, to show a little backbone, to have a little guts. To stand up for working men and women. If we are not their voice they will never have a voice. [Applause down].
I'm John Edwards and I approve this message.
|Notes: Edwards kicked off “American
Heroes Week,” Nov. 1-7, 2007, coinciding with launch of this ad.
From the press release:
"The ad features footage of Edwards speaking at a campaign event interspersed with images of hardworking Americans – including retired Iowan farmers Bill and Helen Barrett, Leslie Gilbert, a working mother of four, and Doug Smith, a proud member of the Steelworkers union in Des Moines."