Late Night Snack: A Trip Back In Time With JFK and RFK

Mar 07 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

For your late night treat tonight we are offering a look back at two classic campaign ads from John F. Kennedy in 1960, and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

In this ad, JFK was discussing what would later become Medicare, but his argument could easily be adopted by Democrats to address today’s health care crisis:

Here is a brilliant RFK ad directed by John Frankenheimer that features Kennedy talking about the environment with school children:

Just for kicks here is a Herbert Humphrey 1968 ad against Richard Nixon. (Every Democrat should revive this format and use it again and again. It is both funny and gets the point across):

I could write entire posts about how each of these ads is a stroke of genius in their own way, but I will save you from that fate, and urge you to sit back and enjoy the fact that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

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