Battlepanda: Campaign ads of yore


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Campaign ads of yore

The most famous of this batch of ads from Johnson is the "Daisy" spot, where a little girl haltingly counts up to ten while pulling petals off a daisy, followed by a countdown to a nuclear explosion as camera zooms in on her face. However, the ad that really wowed me was the Glen Canyon Dam spot, which directly addressed the public works=creeping socialism meme coming from the Goldwater campaign.

Quite a change from the "let's see how many talking heads we can cram into 30 seconds" style of campaign ads, no?