Since all my posts this week have been political (usually I try to mix it up a bit but this week not so much) I wanted to keep the theme consistent for today’s post. Thus, last night I started wondering about old school political ads, here’s what I found:
1. “I Like Ike for President” Ad (1952 & 1956)
2. Adlai Stevenson Ad (1952) – Dwight Eisenhower’s opponent
3. JFK Ad (1960)
4. Famous LBJ Ad (1964) – A very unsubtle reminder of what might happen if you vote for Barry Goldwater.
Woooow. There were a few of these kinds of Barry Goldwater attack ads. Another one directly mentions Goldwater and also shows a little girl, this time eating an ice cream cone instead of picking a daisy. I believe the message is your children will get nuked if you vote for Goldwater. That’s not heavy handed at all.
5. Nixon Ad (1968)
Really Nixon, that’s the rhetoric you were pushing?? Mr. Shady McShyster himself. Damn shame.
In any event, after watching those earlier ads from the late 50s and early 60s I think I miss the campaign jingle. Don’t get me wrong full songs by established artists are a good look as well but man those jingles stay in your head!
“Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy…”