Monday, September 26, 2016

Forget 1984 - I Feel Like It's 1964 Again

I was seven years old and in 2nd Grade when Barry Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson faced off against one another. As historians and political junkies will remember, the campaign featured the famous (or infamous) "Daisy" ad which implied a vote for Barry Goldwater might result in nuclear war.

Fast forward 52 years to now. I watched an ad attacking Donald Trump that was eerily like that Daisy ad. It was produced and paid for by the pro-Clinton Super-PAC Priorities USA.

As much as things have changed over the last 52 years, there are some things that haven't changed. Democratic presidential nominees and their surrogates just can't help themselves when it comes to accusing Republicans of being warmongers. As things turned out, we can thank God that we didn't have nuclear war despite the wide escalation of the war in South Vietnam under LBJ.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad I wasn't the ONLY one that thought of the similarity there... sigh...