A daisy and some ice cream.

17 06 2008

As you might expect, KC Johnson offers a good contextualization of Lyndon Johnson’s infamous daisy ad to mark the death of its creator, Tony Schwartz.

What nobody seems to remember is that many of Johnson’s other ads in 1964 were just as hard-hitting and they ran a lot more than once. To sample them all, visit the 1964 page at the Living Room Candidate. My favorite is called “Ice Cream.” It’s the seventh down on the Democratic side, and I’m told the narrator is Julie Andrews, but it doesn’t sound like her to me.

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