Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Mud Slinging is Nothing New

All the whining babies out there, talking about how "mean" and "dirty" our candidate's campaigning styles have become, have a look at this and get used to it. People vying for power have been talking trash about each other for decades...or rather, centuries.

While clearly more civilized than today's mud-slinging, the following :60 TV spot for JFK's 1960 campaign has a clear message: "Richard Nixon is a liar, and here's a sound bite from his boss to prove our case. We'll play it twice so you're sure to get it."

Oh yeah - and in the interest of being a PC supporter of democracy, I should urge you all to get out there and vote. Or don't. Because there's really nothing more disturbing than a bunch of idiots registering to vote at the last minute because some waste-of-space washed-up rapper, rocker, actor or model on MTV told them to.

Stay out if you aren't informed. And don't complain about the outcome if you didn't vote.

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  • I gotta admit to being a meany weenie. Ok, that was gay. But I had to go for it.

    It's not that the ads are so negative, it's just that for :26 seconds you say everything neg about your opponent, then add your name at the end. Seems like it would backfire.

    Although I did seen anarticle on Drudge about how negative ads reinforce support for the accuser while causing voter apathy among their opponent's supporters.

    So ok, I guess going neg works. Fuck.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at November 7, 2006 at 1:05 PM  

  • the problem with the ads is that they talk shit about their opponents, but never really tell you what they stand for. How the hell are you supposed to be an informed voter if you're not getting any real info? I do agree though that if you need someone to tell you to vote, you probably shouldn't!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 7, 2006 at 2:49 PM  

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