ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Hope Ditto Report: Their husbands may be hammering away at each other on the air waves as they compete for the White House, but Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama have both lent their voices to a $1.8 million ad being launched by the anti-global poverty group ONE and its Vote ’08 project.
Watch the ad here: http://www.one.org/voices/
Viewers don’t actually see Mrs. McCain or Mrs. Obama in the ad. Instead, their voices — and those of four others, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — flow through the mouth of actor Matt Damon.
Damon begins the spot in his own voice, saying, "Thanks to everyday Americans who chose to make a difference, millions of lives have been saved in the world’s poorest countries."
He continues, in different voices, citing the organization’s success in treating AIDS, curbing disease, and educating children.
"But there’s still more to do," says Mrs. McCain.
Later in the ad, Bloomberg and Mrs. Obama tout the non-partisan character of the effort.
"Democrats, Republicans and independents," says Bloomberg before Mrs. Obama adds, "Who are coming together as one."
"We welcome your voice," says Damon, closing the ad in his own voice.
The ONE Campaign’s new ad, "Voices," is set to debut during the commercial breaks on ABC’s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and NBC’s "Meet the Press." It will run on national cable through Thursday, Sept. 4, the final day of the Republican National Convention.