After posting yesterday on campaign videos and campaigning below the cortex, I took a look at some vintage campaign commercials that contain absolutely no policy content.
Check out this 1952 Stevenson ad. "Vote Stevenson, Vote Stevenson, a man you can believe in son."
Two more below the fold...
Eisenhower easily beats Stevenson with this one.
I'm not sure what to make of this next 1952 ad for Adlai Stevenson/John Sparkman running against Eisenhower. It's a more direct attack ad. Does the creepiness accrue to the intended targets or the ad's sponsor?
Bob refers to Eisenhower opponent for the Republican nomination, Ohio Senator Robert Taft. (Taft was diagnosed with terminal cancer two months after the general election and died a few months later).