Producer: GMMB and AKP Message & Media
Barack Obama For President: "Inspiring"
Running Time: 0:60
Debut Date: Jan. 21, 2008
Ad Buy: nationally on MSNBC and CNN
Cost: not available
Script of "Inspiring" (TV)
BARACK OBAMA [v/o]: I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message.
BARACK OBAMA [in 2004 convention speech]: We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes.
(Text on screen: First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review -- The New York Times, 2-6-90)
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: After college and law school, Barack Obama could have cashed in. Instead he fought for change, working to rebuild an area torn apart by plant closings.
(Text on screen: Harvard University Law School)
LAURENCE TRIBE: It was inspiring, absolutely inspiring to see someone as brilliant as Barack Obama take all of the talent and devote it to making people's lives better.
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: In Illinois, he brought Republicans and Democrats together, cutting taxes for workers and winning health care for children.
(Text on screen: Senator, Republican)
KIRK DILLARD: Senator Obama worked on some of the deepest issues we had and he was successful in a bipartisan way.
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: And in the U.S. Senate, he's led on issues from arms control to landmark ethics reform.
(Text on screen: U.S. Senator, D-Missouri)
CLAIRE MCCASKILL: It was hard to get that ethics bill passed. This is a man who knows how to get things done. He understands that we've got to move forward with a different kind of politics.
BARACK OBAMA [in 2004 convention speech]: There is not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America.
(Text on screen: Obama '08; BarackObama.com; Paid For By Obama For America)