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YouTube animation: So you want a PhD in Political Science?
Under construction by Jeremy Lewis. revised 1/20/18, with links

'Greatest Hits' in negative ads: Swift Boats v John Kerry | Daisy girl | Willie Horton |
Famously positive Ads: I Like Ike | Morning in America | The Bear |
Presidential & VP Election Campaign TV ads by year:
2018 | 2016 | 2012 |2008 | 2004 | 2000 | 1996 | 1992 | 1988 | 1984 | 1980 | 1976 | 1972 | 1968 | 1964 | 1960 | 1956 | 1952

Campaign advertising spots and speech clips (under construction)
Hillary Clinton
Modern version of the Daisy ad with grown up "daisy girl"
Donald Trump
Compilation of Trump ads against immigration and Hillary Clinton, from political observer, YouTube, 10'
Trump announcement of Presidential run, excerpts on Mexican immigrants, June 2015

Trump explains immigration remarks to Erin Burnett, Nov. 2015

Bakker, Rooduijn & Schmacher, "How Deplorable are Trump Voters? What The Data Reveal. Newsweek, 9/13/16 (article plus video  pane)

Donald Trump's False Claims: A Closer Look - Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nov. 2015

Trump sex talk with Billy Bush for Access Hollywood, leaked Oct. 2016 - unexpurgated

Michelle Obama Accuses Donald Trump of 'Bragging About Sexually Assaulting Women.' (3', WSJ, 10/13/16)
"In a defiant speech at a Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his lewd comments in a 2005 video about aggressively groping women. "

Michelle Obama Accuses Donald Trump -- New York Times version of highlights (2')

Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately (3', NY Times)

Gloria Allred & Summer Zervos Press Conference (former 2007 Apprentice contestant, Full Statement, 24', Zervos begins 9' in detail, groping, T tells her to default on house mortgage, like him, job offer is half and she tells him penalized for refusing advances)

Daily Kos, Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos reads her statement (11' summary of press conference account, 10/14/16)

Actress in Access Hollywood tape speaks out (CNN.com, 3')

Barack Obama reelection
Mitt Romney

Barack Obama, see his list
Hillary Clinton, see her list
Gov. Sarah Palin, R-VP candidate
Gov. Sarah Palin doesn't know what the Vice President does, interview on CNBC, 29 Aug. 2010
Gov. Sarah Palin Can't Name a Newspaper She Reads, interview with Katie Couric, NBC, 30 Sep. 2008
Couric Stumps Palin With Supreme Court Question, CBS, 1 Oct. 2008
Sarah Palin on Abortion and Evolution, 20 Sep. 2008
Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits (mashup) from 2008, from Couric CBS and Gipson ABC interviews, 1 Oct. 2008
Fox News: McCain campaign concerned Palin ignorant, didn't know Africa was a continent, Fox, 5 Nov. 2008 (post election)
Sarah Palin Interview (Katie Couric, CBS) (9') 25 Sep. 2008

NY Times videos index of TV spots in 2006 elections

Notorious political ad spots: the 2004 campaign on national security issues
Independent organizations developed the most hard-hitting ads that year. 

Swift Boat Veterans for Truth: Sellout ad

Swiftboat Veterans Ad on John Kerry - Any Questions (2004)

David Zucker- John Kerry Flip Flop Ad

Historical Campaign Ad: Windsurfing (Bush-Cheney '04)

How the video was reversed

Bush ad against Al Gore 2000 | George W. Bush 2000 Campaign Ad 2000
Bush 2000 Ad on Medicare Drug plan (uses subliminal message "Rats" near end)
"Ocean" Al Gore 2000 TV ad 2000

See Bill Clinton list


The infamous Willie Horton ad, by an 'independent' pro-Bush group, against Gov. Mike Dukakis for President, '88.
Lloyd Bentsen & Dan Quayle, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (1988 VP debate, short version, 33"), out of context

Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" ('88 VP Debate, full answer 3')

Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "Its morning in America again" ('84)
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "The Bear"
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "Train" ('84)
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "World leaders" ('84)
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "Foreign Policy" ('84)
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "Reaganomics" ('84)
Ronald Reagan TV Ad: "Inflation" ('84)
Walter Mondale TV Ad: "More" ('84)
Walter Mondale 1984; Failure ('84)
Walter Mondale TV Ad: "Fight" ('84)


Gerald R Ford introductory ad (4')
Jimmy Carter ad



The infamous "Ice cream ad for Lyndon Johnson '64 replaced the "Daisy girl" ad
The infamous "Daisy" ad for Lyndon Johnson '64, against Sen. Barry Goldwater for President, '64.  (Only shown once by paid media, it has been repeated many times on free media.)
Anti-KKK ad for Lyndon Johnson '64
Anti-poverty ad for Lyndon Johnson '64
Barry Goldwater, Acceptance speech at Republican national convention, "Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice" (2')
Ronald Reagan, "A Time for Choosing" speech for Goldwater, 1964 (30')


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