A Disney Ad for Ike

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After commenting on LBJ’s Daisy Ad and John McCain’s dishonest ad after Barack Obama’s foreign trip, it is amusing to look back at how much tamer early ads were. As a Disney fan I found it especially interesting to find an ad for Dwight Eisenhower done by Disney in 1952. At the time Eisenhower was skeptical about using television. His opponent, Adlei Stevenson, wouldn’t appear on television because he thought it demeaning for someone who desired to be president.

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