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Windsurfing ad (2004): Anti-Kerry spot claimed that senator “surfs every direction on Iraq”.
McCarthy Marcus Hennings
Home to Larry McCarthy, creator of Progress for America Voter Fund’s “Ashley’s Story,” which showed Bush hugging the daughter of a 9/11 victim
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McCarthy Marcus Hennings also created the Willie Horton ad (1988)
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[Music] Female Announcer: John Kerry’s hobby? Windsurfing huh issues dude. He claims to be the big kahuna on terror but votes to cut defense and intelligence. The Patriot Act? Whichever way the wind blows, Kerry rides the wave. And Kerry surfs every direction on Iraq.
Kerry: I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.
Female Announcer: Windsurfing: hot on water; bad on issues. Total wipeout.
[SFX: chorus “total wipeout”] Progress for America Voter Fund is responsible for the content of this surfin’ message.