Politics & Media
May 29, 2008, 09:42AM

The Original Political Attack Ad

Before we start seeing ads suggesting Barack Obama worshipped Satan with Jeremiah Wright and Al Sharpton, or ads connecting John McCain with Alzheimer's and retirement homes, we thought it made sense to revisit the first significant over-the-top political ad for television. Lyndon Johnson actually officially endorsed this one for his 1964 campaign.

The following video was included in this article:
  • Obama worshipping Satan wouldn't be a great career move, but I get your point. Religion actually wasn't an issue until JFK and he handled it perfectly. Jimmy Carter brought it back in '76 and then those idiotic tv evangelists got into the act, along with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

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