Esrati campaign spot number 4. How much for that politician in office?

This one is a :30. It could run on broadcast TV or cable. Only thing stopping it from happening is money. Is it worth it to the readers of this site to see this on TV? Can you get all your friends to spare $20 to say something about the current dysfunctional American campaign system?

Watch it- comment on it- rate it. Tell your friends.

Thanks to Pam for running the camera for me.

If you want to download it and show it on your iPod, or computer using Quicktime or iTunes. Complete text after the jump-

Complete text and titles:

Open super: American Politics 2008
David Esrati on screen throughout- blues guitar in background.
Esrati: Give me a million dollars and I can be your next Congressman
Super: The average Congressional Campaign cost $750,000 in 2006
Esrati: Give me half a billion dollars and I might be president.
Super: It’s projected that this years Presidential race will cost $2 Billion
Esrati: Spend an hour of your time on my website and I might just earn your vote and your respect.
Super: Special interest money not welcome
Esrati: I’m David Esrati and I approved this message.
Super: [D] Esrati, Honest. To a fault logo
Super:We have the best politicians money can by.
Super: End it.
www.esrati.com
paid for by Elect Esrati. Mike Robinette Treasurer.

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6 Responses

  1. Barbara February 18, 2008 / 12:45 pm
    Another good one David. Short, not too sweet, but to the point!!

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  2. pizzabill February 18, 2008 / 8:10 pm
    David,

    Another excellent spot.

    Suggestion:
    The first message when you begin speaking is not on the screen long enough to read. The viewer’s eye goes to you speaking, and when it goes back to the words, they dissolve too quickly to read. Otherwise, a great spot.

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  3. J.R. Locke February 18, 2008 / 10:00 pm
    Right on Right on. I am coming tomorrow with $20 somebody match me!!!! I know you are reading do it!! This cat is for real.

    Well done Mr. Esrati.

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  4. David Esrati February 18, 2008 / 10:33 pm

    Thank you J.R. – Anyone else got a Jackson?

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  5. Foreverglow February 20, 2008 / 5:31 pm
    Good ad. The text does leave a little fast. Also, let me get critical in a snotty designer sort of way (best intentions only though! :) ). You may want to see if you can locate a little clip-on mic. That way the slight echo doesn’t occur and you have better control of the sound. Just throwing that out there. Feel free to punch me.

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  6. David Esrati February 20, 2008 / 5:45 pm

    Hi Forever-
    Won’t punch you-
    I have a lav- didn’t use it- turtleneck-
    and didn’t use the boom and the Sennheiser shotgun either- didn’t have a trained camera person-

    We’ve retimed the type for the one that will go on the air-
    should be starting this weekend at the latest…
    Still need money tho- if you are feeling generous. $20 gets it on a few times…

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