John Edwards for President

60 second ad run in SC starting Dec. 11, 2007.

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[Music] Edwards (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 us.

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:  This is the same basic ad as the "Heroes" ads run in Iowa and NH. in November.  The audio track seems identical; the opening shot is of a South Carolina state flag flapping in the breeze and photos of a number of different people are included.