Thursday, August 7

McCain Channels Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt and Daisy H-Bomb Girl

There has been lots of talk about one McCain ad mocking Senator Obama. But McCain has lots of web ads uploaded to YouTube here.

They all seem to be pretty good in their own way.  I particularly like this ad titled 'Man In The Arena' that features McCain speeches interlaced with speeches from the UK's Winston Churchill and former President Theodore Roosevelt.  (No he doesn't mention that he's old enough to remember them.)

Link to ad

Did you catch the 'flower girl' at the end?  For some reason it immediately reminded be of the 'daisy girl' Lyndon Johnson Presidential ad.

Link to ad

I guess it is possible that this is just a coincidence but I am going to assume that the association was on purpose. Really, the people throwing these ads together are experts at imparting images. So just maybe, this was put in there to remind the old folks of that ad, which proved to be very effective.
"Daisy," sometimes known as "Daisy Girl" or "Peace, Little Girl," was a controversial campaign television advertisement. Though aired only once (by the campaign), during a September 7, 1964, telecast of David and Bathsheba on The NBC Monday Movie, it was a factor in President Lyndon B. Johnson's landslide defeat of Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election and an important turning point in political and advertising history. Its creator was Tony Schwartz of Doyle Dane Bernbach. It remains one of the most controversial political advertisements ever made. - Wikipedia
Anyway, it is a good ad whether the link to the daisy ad was done on purpose or not.


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