Vol. 22, No. 5,514 - The American Reporter - September 7, 2016



Joe Shea
Bradenton, Fla.
Oct. 26, 2012
Campaign 2012
AN AD FOR NORTHEASTERN STATES: "YOU ARE A HERO"

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- With Hurricane , a big snowstorm and presidential elections all converging on the Northeastern United States, the time is now for an old-fashioned, all-American campaign ad.

Here it is:

CUE AND FADE: "BORN IN THE USA"

SCENE 1: SLEEPY YOUNG MAN ABOUT 18 YEARS OLD SLOWLY GETS OUT OF BED, PULLS ON HEAVY BLUE JEANS, RED PLAID WOOLEN SHIRT, HEAVY WOOL SOCKS AND LACE-UP, WEATHERED WORK BOOTS. WE HEAR RAIN, WIND AND SNOW BEATING AGAINST HIS FAMILY'S HOmE. IN THE MIRROR HE COMBS HIS BROWN WAVY HAIR.

SCENE 2. MOM WAITS WITH BREAKFAST IN THE KITCHEN. JOE DIGS IN AT A RUSTIC WOODEN KITCHEN TABLE.

MOM

ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE TO GO, JOE?

JOE

I DO, MOM. IT'S MY FIRST CHANCE TO VOTE.

MOM

IT'S JUST THAT THIS WEATHER SCARES ME!

JOE

I'M NOT WORRIED, MOM. IT'S NOT MY FIRST SNOWSTORM. I'VE GOT PLENTY OF WARM CLOTHES ON. AND BESIDES, I KNOW THE PRESIDENT IS COUNTING ON US.

MOM

ANYONE WHO PUT YOUR FATHER BACK TO WORK DESERVES OUR SUPPORT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD DO IF HE HADN'T SAVED THE AUTO INDUSTRY AND CUT OUR TAXES. I JUST WISH YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO GO OUT IN THIS WEATHER!

JOE

THAT'S WHY DAD FOUGHT IN VIETNAM. IT'S WHY GRANDPA DIED IN WORLD WAR II.

MOM

I'M SURE THEY WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU, JOE.

JOE

I OWE IT TO THEM, MOM. SAY A PRAYER FOR ME, OKAY?

MOM

I WILL, JOE.

SCENE 3: MOM OPENS THE DOOR FOR JOE. WIND, RAIN AND SNOW BATTERS HIM. AHEAD STRETCHES EMPTY WHITE FIELDS AND BARELY VISIBLE OUTLINES OF A COUNTRY ROAD. MOM GIVES JOE A HUG. AS HE SETS OUT HE IS SOON INVISIBLE IN THE DISTANCE. MOM'S FACE IS WORRIED.

SCENE 4: A DARK SPOT ON THE WHITE FIELD OF SNOW BOBS UP AND DOWN MOM'S FACE LIGHTS UP AS SHE SEES HER SON TRUDGING HOME. SOON HE'S IN THEIR HOME. UNDER HIS HEAVY COAT ON HIS SHIRT POCKET AN ELECTIONS WORKER HAS PASTED A FLAG STICKER. ON IT IS PRINTED, "I VOTED."

CUE AND FADE: "BORN IN THE USA"

This ad may be used by any Democratic campaign. Call Joe Shea at 941-462-2616 or write amreporter@aol.com with any questions.

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