Bill Richardson for President, Inc.

"When I Began"
60 sec. ad run in IA starting Oct. 30, 2007.

Produced by Steve Murphy and Mark Putnam of Murphy Putnam Media in Alexandria, VA.

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[Music] Richardson:  Iím Bill Richardson Ö and when I began this campaign for president, I wasnít sure what to expect.  I knew I wouldnít have every answer Ö but Iíll always tell you what I really believe. And Iíll never mislead you.

I knew thereíd be differences between the candidates.  Especially on Iraq.  Iíll get every soldier out. You canít say youíll end the war if you plan to leave thousands of troops behind.  The Iraqis sure wonít think the war is over.

And when I began this campaign, I knew we had to get rid of No Child Left Behind, reverse global warming, and cover every American with health insurance.

If youíre wondering if anyone can really do all this Ö just look at what Iíve done in my life and how Iíve done it.  Not by dividing people.  But by earning their trust.  And thatís really where we need to begin in Iraq.  There is a way out.

I approved this message because Iím sure not the best looking or the flashiest Ö but I know who I am.  And I know how hard Iíll work for you.Ē


Notes: From the press release: 
Campaign manager Dave Contarino spoke about the new advertisement.

"Iowans have witnessed Governor Richardson's humor and experience in the Job Interview ads, and they have learned about his heroic service rescuing hostages from Iraq in 'Only One,'" Contarino said.  "This new ad allows Governor Richardson to tell voters in Iowa what he is about and why he has been so successful in bringing people together to get things done.  Bill Richardson is the only candidate in this race with both experience and a real vision for change."