Below is the text of an ad that ran in the April 5, 1999 San Jose Mercury News, coinciding with a visit of Vice President Gore to the area. Although the ad was easy to overlook--it was tucked away in the business section and was only a quarter-page in size--it generated national attention and was mentioned in many news reports.
As New Economy leaders, we understand the need to thrive in a competitive environment -- not just in business, but also in politics. We are a diverse constituency, and no single candidate or party embodies the industry. We need visionary leaders who understand the New Economy. We the undersigned, therefore, encourage Texas Governor George W. Bush to formally declare his candidacy for President of the United States.
Governor Bush knows the New Economy demands an educated workforce, and has made education a top priority in his home state. His school reforms are now a model for the country. He has guided tort reform through the Legislature, so entrepreneurs can pursue new technologies, rather than defend against frivolous lawsuits. He is creating an environment that stresses personal responsibility over government intervention, and innovation over regulation.
We look forward to a spirited bipartisan debate on the issues and encourage George W. Bush to run for President to ensure that the United States continues to symbolize the best the future has to offer.
|Jim Barksdale, CEO & President, Netscape
Floyd Kvamme, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Wilt Corrigan, CEO, LSI Logic
Jeff Henley, Executive VP & CFO, Oracle
Bob Herbold, COO, Microsoft
Mike Hackworth, CEO & President, Cirrus Logic
Scott Ryles, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
T.J. Rodgers, CEO & President, Cypress Semiconductor
Gregory Slayton, CEO & President, My Software Corporation
Lou Cole, CEO, Legato Systems
Al Stein, CEO, VLSI Technology
Tim Draper, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Associates
Bob Grady, Managing Director, BancBoston Robertson Stephens
Frank Quattrone, Managing Director/CEO, Credit Suisse First Boston
Naren Gupta, Chairman, Integrated Systems
Kevin Compton, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Mark Hoffman, CEO & President, Commerce One
Tony Alvarez, Vice President R&D, Cypress Semiconductor
Jim Bochnowski, General Partner, Delphi Bio Ventures
Jerry Arden, CEO & Chairman, California Eastern Laboratories
Steve Behm, VP Strategic Alliances, Cisco Systems
Raymond Rivas, CFP, LPL Financial
Curt Wozniak, CEO, Electroglas, Inc.
Richard G. Bianchina, Managing Director, BancBoston Robertson Stephens
Ray Bingham, Executive VP & CFO, Cadence Design Systems
Adrian Scott, CEO, Aereal Internet Inc.
Chuck Boesenberg, CEO & President, Integrated Systems Inc.
David Brady, Associate Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business
|Joe Cortale, Senior VP, My Software Corporation
Paul L. Davies II, Managing Principal, The Cambria Group
William Draper, Managing Director, Draper International
Boris Feldman, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Bryce Williams, Director of Development, OnCare
Tom Sharples, Vice Chairman and CTO, Telescan Imagicast
Christine Hughes, Sr. VP Marketing & Bus. Development, Secure Computing Corp.
Kurt Jaggers, Managing Director, TA Associates
Eric Johnson, Vice President, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette
Edward Keible, CEO & President, Endgate Corp.
Richard L. Leza, CEO & President, CastaLink Inc.
Geoff Yang, Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Brian Bundy, CFO, MicroContour LLP
Joe Cullinane, CEO, The Telum Group Inc.
Gene Fischer, Partner, Capstone Ventures
Eric Alt, Vice President, BancBoston Robertson Stephens
Tom Loarie, CEO & Chairman KeraVision
Arch Meredith, Founder/Director/EVP, Chroma Graphics Inc.
Steven Merrill, Special Limited Partner, Benchmark Capital
Ken Montgomery, Director Corporate Communications, Secure Computing Corp.
Carl Nichols, Managing Director, Interactive Minds Venture capital LLC
Steve Papermaster, Chairman, Powershift Group
Harpal S. Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp.
Jim Swartz, Managing Partner, Accel Partners
Ben Anixter, VP External Affairs, Advanced Micro Devices
Paul M. Wythes, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
David Friedman, Institute for Innovation, Integration and Impact
Paid for by Individual Republican Members of Technology
(Titles and company affiliations are for identification purposes only and should not be considered endorsement by the entity.)