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Friday, April 8, 2011

Presidential Campaign Videos

This website has all the presidential campaign videos from the 1952 to 2008 elections. It is interesting to see how the media tactics (i.e. jolly animated cartoons vs. flagrant mud-slinging) and the ideological emphasis (i.e. war and criminal justice in the 1960s vs. local family values in the 2000 election) have changed throughout the decades.

Personally, I think this one is my favorite: Good ol' Ike

Nixon's 1968 campaign video takes on a slightly different tone...

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