Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1960 Nixon-Lodge ad

1960 was a Presidential election year, and this political ad – put out by the Nixon-Lodge team – ran in the Lorain Journal in early November and really caught my eye. That's a great caricature of John F. Kennedy.

Anyway, it shows that times haven't changed – negative ads have been around forever – but at least this ad tries to make a logical point using facts and figures instead of mudslinging. It does have a few digs at the Kennedy wealth, however.

But the ad's pretty restrained, compared to the over-the-top ads we've seen in the current Presidential election, which mercifully ends today.

It'll be nice to be able to watch TV again.

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