Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc.
Produced by Steve Murphy and Mark Putnam of Murphy Putnam Media in Alexandria, VA.
Interviewer: Mmmm hmmm. Hmmmm …
Ok, 14 years in Congress.
Secretary of Energy.
Governor of New Mexico.
Negotiated with dictators in Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, Zaire, Nigeria, Yugoslavia, Kenya … got a ceasefire in Darfur …
nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times …
So … What makes you think you can be president?
[A couple seconds of music...logo on screen]
Bill Richardson (voiceover): I’m Bill Richardson and I approved this message.”
|Notes: According to the press release, this
is the first "in a series of 'Job Interview' TV ads that make light of
the political establishment's view of the Governor's campaign for President."
The press release continues:
"We wanted to do something original in a Presidential campaign - and that was to use humor to communicate Governor Richardson's vast record of achievement in public service, foreign affairs and as Governor of New Mexico," said campaign manager Dave Contarino.This ad has the same focus on biography as the campaign's first ad "Life's Work," but the approach to conveying that information could not be much different. The use of humor is effective because it conveys the point. The ad is also effective because it portrays a situation many people can relate to.