Holiday Ads From Candidates
The former mayor co-stars with Santa Claus in his ad, which will air in New Hampshire.
"There are many things I wish for this holiday season," the red-vested Giuliani says in the ad. "I wish for peace with strength. Secure borders. A government that spends less than it takes in. Lower taxes for our businesses and families. And I really hope, that all of the presidential candidates can just get along."
"Ho, ho, ho, ho. I was with you right up until that last one. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho," Santa Claus says.
"Can't have everything!" the former mayor concludes.
The former mayor also has an online-only version of the ad.
"With the primaries coming so early this year, I've gotta tell you, I'm having a little trouble getting my holiday shopping done," Giuliani says. "So I'll be working to get everyone the same gift: A safe America, lower taxes, secure borders, job growth, fiscal discipline, strict constructionist judges, and probably a uh... a fruitcake or something."
"A fruitcake?" someone asks off camera.
"What?" Giuliani says. "It'll be a really nice fruitcake with a big red bow on it, or something like that."
Obama goes straight for the heart of Iowa voters by co-starring with his wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha in his message. The family is seated by a fireplace and Christmas tree, wearing white.
"We'd like to take a moment to thank you and your family for the warmth and friendship that you've shown ours. For sharing your hospitality, and your stories," Michelle says.
"In this holiday season we are reminded that the things that unite us as a people are more powerful and enduring than anything that sets us apart. And we all have a stake in each other, in something larger than ourselves," Barack says. "So from my family to yours, I am Barack Obama and I approve this message."
"Merry Christmas," Malia says.
"Happy Holidays," Sasha adds.
In her ad called "Presents," Clinton is seeng wrapping certain gifts for voters: universal health care, alternative energy programs, withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, and a universal kindergarten program.
Finally, Edwards's ad is called "Season." It focuses on poverty.
"This is the season of miracles, and faith, and love," Edwards says. "So let us promise together, 'you will never be forgotten again. We see you, we hear you, and we will speak for you.' In America, the chance to build a better life is a promise made to each of us. And the obligation to keep it, rests with us all."
Which one is your favorite so far? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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