John Edwards for President

30 second ad run in IA announced Dec. 14, 2007.

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[Music] Edwards:  I met a man named James Lowe who was born with a cleft palate. 

He had no voice for 50 years, because with no health care, he couldn’t get a simple operation. 

Fifty years without a voice – in America. 

This is wrong.  It is immoral. 

When are we going  to stop letting drug companies, insurance companies and their lobbyists run this country? 

America belongs to us. 

James Lowe finally got his voice, now it’s time for yours. 

I’m John Edwards and I approve this message.   


Notes:  According to the press release
In the ad, Senator Edwards shares the story of James Lowe, a former coal miner from Wise County, Virginia, who could barely speak for 50 years because he didn’t have health care and couldn’t afford the operation he needed to fix his cleft palate.  Edwards met Mr. Lowe at the site of a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic during his “Road to One America” tour in July.  It was at this free rural clinic, a year ago, that Mr. Lowe finally met with medical professionals willing to donate their time to perform the surgery he needed so he could finally speak.  
The ad ends with a snazzy new closing image, complete with animated stars.