October 20, 2010

Mourning in America

The following has got to be the most devastatingly accurate, and effective, political ad of the 2010 campaign season:



Here at Niagara Times, we get chills every time we view this ad. Why? Because we know when we’ve seen the ad people will be talking about for years. For those born too late to remember the 1984 election, when Ronald Reagan won an awe-inspiring 49-state landslide, it’s necessary to explain that “Mourning in America” is a direct take-off on the Reagan campaign’s “It’s Morning in America” ad, still considered one of the most effective political ads of all time.

For those of you too young to remember the 1984 campaign—and those of you who still get misty-eyed and nostalgic thinking back to the eight years of the Gipper—the Reagan “Morning in America” ad can be viewed
here.

1 comment:

James T. Kirk said...

Hobbes, this just makes me miss President Reagan all the more. It's sad how far we've drifted.