Finding out the truth: priceless. There are some things money can't buy. Without Ralph Nader in the presidential debates the truth will come in last.MasterCard wasn't pleased with the parody, and sued the Nader campaign, charging that the ad infringes upon the company's trademark and copyrighted ad campaign. Minneapolis adman Bill Hillsman, who also produced successful ad campaigns for Sen. Paul Wellstone and Gov. Jesse Ventura, considers the lawsuit corporate harassment designed to get an effective ad off the air. He says the ad is protected as political free speech, and it spoofs an ad campaign that has entered the popular culture because of its appeal.
Announcer: In the fourth-district contest for Congress, one candidate stands out. But you won't be seeing her on television. Cathie Hartnett doesn't have the big-money backing that -Hartnett says most candidates take themselves way too seriously. She says she hopes her ads make people laugh and get new voters to the polls in September. "Well, I think the other candidates are doing what Democrats do in every single primary. And what have we learned from that? We can turn out 20 percent of the vote, and people stand around and complain about the rhetoric," Hartnett said.
Hartnett: - Well, now, wait a minute! No, that's not it. I'm just too fat for television. I'm actually pretty good at raising money.