This is hella cool. Jackie promoting her husband, and… doing it in Spanish.
Posts belonging to Category 'political ads'
This is one of the earliest political ads, from 1952. And Ike won in a landslide (of course, he’d just beaten the tar out of the Nazi’s, so he might’ve won without the ad, but hey… it’s still pretty cool). Oh, and yeah, that “Ike for President” refrain is going to be running through your head for the next day or so.
Straightforward, devastatingly to the point, and delivered by a great messenger with 100% credibility. I mean, if you’re Senator Allen, how the hell do you respond to this? Brilliant.
Okay, not technically a “great” ad, but… so friggin weird, I can’t take my eyes off of it. Keep watching, it just gets weirder and weirder…
Now granted, back in 1984, with his poll numbers, Reagan could’ve basically mooned the camera and still won. That being said, it’s hard to look at this ad and not feel pretty damned good about the USA. Putting politics aside, it perfectly evoked the spirit of Reagan’s optism. And the narrator (ad man Hal Riney) has a voice that seems like it leapt out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
He needed to appeal to Christian conservatives, and… what better way to do it than a floating cross in the background (yeah, right, it was “not intended.”).
Say what you will about whether it was appropriate, but… it appealed to the people it needed to target, and got the rest of America talking about it (and news programs showing it for free).
This is funny stuff, and a welcome relief from the usual utter crap that dominates the airwaves during the political season (scrolling headlines… candidate with 2.4 kids and a golden retriever, etc.)