Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee

60-second ad run in IA  starting Aug. 14, 2007 (announced Aug. 13).

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[Music] Clinton (clips from town hall): As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like theyíre just invisible to their government.

Male Voice Over: Hillary Clinton has spent her life standing up for people others donít see.

Clinton: You know, if youíre a family that is struggling, and you donít have health care well you are invisible to this President.

If youíre a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well youíre invisible too.

And I never thought I would see that our soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well.

Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this President, but theyíre not invisible to me [applause starts] and they wonít be invisible to the next President of the United States. [...applause]

Iím Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.


Notes:  The opening clip out the window of a vehicle moving through farm country recalls the Clinton-Gore bus trips of the 1992 campaign.  Appropriately for an Iowa ad, the second clip shows Sen. Clinton walking in a field with a farmer.  The core of the ad consists of audio and video of Clinton speaking at a town hall interspersed with various shots of her interacting with people (for example she receives a couple of hugs and there is a scene with a mom and her baby). 

Former Gov. Tom Vilsack unveiled the ad at an Aug. 13 news conference at the Clinton headquarters in Des Moines.