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Monday, July 12, 2004
Campaign ads + Pink Martini
"Announcer: Last year, Senator McGovern suggested regulating marijuana along the same lines as alcohol, which means legalizing it. Now he's against legalizing it, and says he always has been. Last January, Senator McGovern suggested a welfare plan that would give a thousand dollar bill to every man, woman and child in the country. Now he says maybe the thousand dollar figure isn't right."
And it goes on like that. This is from a 1972 campaign commercial sponsored by "Democrats for Nixon." I just discovered the site for The Living Room Candidate exhibit a few minutes ago. If my company computer had speakers, I'd be torturing the rest the office with 50+ year old ads for Ike.
The site, sponsored by The American Museum of Moving Images, at least looks compressive. It contains a dozen or more ads for each presidential election from 1952 through 2004. If you really miss Rose Perot's '96 spots, look no further.
Also: Concerts for Kerry will be hitting the Crystal Ballroom tomorrow night. Local legends Pink Martini are the headliners and 100% of the proceeds will go to the campaign. If you're feeling all democrat-y, click here for further info.