Democratic National Committee

30-second ad announced Oct.2 2, 2004.

The eagle soars high above the earth.

The ostrich buries its head in the sand.

The eagle can see everything for miles around.

The ostrich? Can't see at all.

The eagle knows when it's time to change course.

The ostrich stands in one place.

Given the choice, in these challenging times, shouldn't we be the eagle again?

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Notes and Observations:  A response to the Bush-Cheney '04 ad "Wolves."  The RNC in turn responded with this Oct. 22 press release:

A Real Conference Call to Unveil Fake Ads?

Washington, DC— RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke released the following statement today on the DNC response ad to the ad 'Wolves'.

 Recent media reports exposed the DNC and Kerry Campaign tactic of holding conference calls to introduce response 'ads' that are not aired.

 "There is no evidence that the Kerry campaign intends to air this ad as it features eagles and ostriches but not even one dolphin.

         "The DNC and the Kerry campaign have a bad habit of introducing response 'ads' to the media, generating free headlines and stories, but never actually spending any money to put these ads on the air in real markets."