Adwatch: A closing reminder of why this fight is so important
by ProgressiveReb, Sun Nov 02, 2008 at 11:56:53 AM EST
Americans are struggling. We all know that foreclosures are up. More Americans are losing their jobs. And everyone feels the constant anxiety caused by our current healthcare system.
But sometimes the scope and depth of our nation's suffering don't hit home until tragedy strikes us, a friend or loved one. And sometimes, if everything is still going well for us personally, the exhilaration of these final days before the election can lead us to forget all the reasons why this fight is so important.
The ad weds images of ordinary Americans struggling through troubled times to singer Paul Simon's empathetic lyrics of "American Tune": "I don't know a soul who's not been battered/I don't have a friend who feels at ease/I don't know a dream that's not been shattered/or driven to its knees." The ad concludes with an image of Senator McCain, his arm draped around President Bush, as viewers hear the lyrics, "Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on/I can't help it/I wonder what's gone wrong."
We know what has gone wrong -- now let's go fix it.