Obama for America

"Chances I Had"
30 sec. ad run in NH starting Nov. 16, 2007 (announced Nov. 15).  Run in SC starting Dec. 18 (announced Dec. 17).

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[Music] Obama (voiceover and to camera):  My parents weren't rich.  My father left me when I was very young.

The one thing I was able to get was a great education.

We should give every child the same chances that I had.

By investing in early childhood education and recruiting a whole new generation of teachers.  But government alone is not going to solve the problem.

We need parents to turn off the television and instill in our children a sense of excellence.

We've got to ask more of ourselves if we want the kind of world class education that they need. 

(voiceover): I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.


Notes: In conjuction with the release of this ad, the campaign also organized education roundtables, as outlined in the press release:
Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign will host ten roundtable discussions on education around the state today and tomorrow, November 15 and 16.  The discussions—many of which will be hosted by members of New Hampshire Educators for Obama—will bring Granite Staters together to learn more about Obama’s commitment to excellence for every child and support for every teacher. 
The only apparent differences between the NH and SC versions of this ad are the text screen (below) and the web address on the closing screen (SC instead of NH).