Obama for America

60 sec. ad run in NH starting Oct. 23, 2007.

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[Music] Obama:  Iím Barack Obama and I approve this message. 

Obama (from the 2004 Democratic National Convention):  [applause] It is that fundamental belief: I am my brotherís keeper, I am my sisterís keeper, that makes this country work.

Male Narrator:  After college, Barack Obama signed on as a community organizer for local churches, working to lift an area torn apart by plant closings.

Jerry Kellman (Calumet Community Religious Conference 1980-85):  Those mills began to close.  People lost their jobs for starters, but the neighborhoods were devastated.

David Kindler (Former community organizer):  The fact that Barack chose to try and effect social change, you know how do you understand that motivation?  The pay stinks, the hours are bad. 

Male Narrator:  Three years later, Barack went to Harvard Law, but returned to the community to lead a voter registration drive and defend civil rights.

Laurence Tribe (Harvard University Law School):  It was inspiring, absolutely inspiring to see someone as brilliant as Barack Obama, as successful, someone who couldíve written his ticket on Wall Street, take all of the talent and all of the learning and decide to devote it to the community and to making peopleís lives better. 


Notes:  The campaign's fourth NH ad is one of the two ads the campaign opened with in Iowa about four months ago back on June 25.  A small difference is the "Change we can believe in." tag line and logo at the end.