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Watch 60 Fascinating Years of Campaign Ads in Less Than 5 Minutes

Posted at November 14, 2017 7:19 by network in Uncategorized
Watch 60 Fascinating Years of Campaign Ads in Less Than 5 Minutes

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The 2012 presidential campaign and election will (at least in theory) conclude on Tuesday night, ending a months-long advertising war between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Like the Iowa caucuses and party conventions, a deluge of TV advertising is one of the hallmarks of every presidential election cycle. Some spots overtly build up one candidate, while others overtly tear one down; all spots, implicitly, do both.

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TV ads have been a major part of presidential politics for decades now, and the exquisitely edited YouTube video above shows that — to borrow the phrase — the more things change, the more they stay the same. It combines some of the most notable ads of the past 60 years — starting with 1952’s iconic “I Like Ike” ad — to provide a mesmerizing lesson in politics, branding and advertising.

Which campaign ads from history are most memorable to you? Share with us in the comments.


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