I posted on campaign ads earlier this week and one of the ads mentioned in the article was Johnson’s famous “Daisy Ad,” which was only broadcast once (September 7, 1964):
At the time, the ad had shock value and reinforced the image that many Americans had of Republican nominee Barry Goldwater as a warmonger. In fact, Johnson and his advisers decided that running the commercial more than once would be overkill. They also knew that the news media would give it extensive coverage, which they did. LBJ won in a landslide.
Now, of course, I had to go find it and since I now understand how to embed YouTube videos, I thought I’d share it here as well. I promise this is the last old campaign ad for awhile!