Chris Dodd for President, Inc.

"I Am"
30-second ad run in IA and on national cable starting Dec. 11, 2007 (announced Dec. 10).

Produced by Saul Schorr

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Dodd: As you might have guessed, I'm not a former First Lady or a celebrity.

But I am the only Democrat running who's a veteran, and I served in the Peace Corps

I am the candidate who authored the Family and Medical Leave Act.

I am the candidate who negotiated the end to wars.

These aren't campaign slogans.  It's what I've done over a lifetime of service.

I'm Chris Dodd and I approve this message because I'm the candidate who can win next November and I am ready to be President.


Notes: Compare with the Biden ad "Action" from a day later.  Dodd's ad is a bit broader, but the two candidates are making a similar argument, and in a similar way (talking head format).  Dodd "These aren't campaign slogans."  Biden "When this campaign is over, political slogans like experience and change will mean absolutely nothing.."  Dodd refers to "a lifetime of service."   Biden says, "You don't have to guess what I'll do as president.  Just look at what I've done."