Wednesday, March 5, 2008

1968 CAMPAIGN AD: REPUBLICAN RICHARD NIXON


Conservative Republican ad for Richard Nixon from the 1968 campaign. Here, Tricky Dick tries to get "psychedelic" to reach youth. Notice the shot of a young, beardless Jerry Garcia near the beginning, when Nixon mentions "American youth today has it's fringes..."

1 comment:

expatbrian said...

Yes, he loved young people so much that he sent the national guard to kill a few of them for excercising their constitutional right to free speech and assembly at Kent State. He was right about one thing though. Young people did change the world. They eventually forced his administration to get out of Vietnam when they organized the most widespread and effective protests in our history.