Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Confessions of a Republican


Published on Mar 9, 2016 by annabarbara310's channel
YouTube: "Confessions of a Republican" ad from the 1964 presidential election



Wikipedia: Confessions of a Republican
"Confessions of a Republican" was a political advertisement aired on television during the 1964 United States presidential election by incumbent president Lyndon B. Johnson's campaign.

In the advertisement, a jittery man in his late twenties speaks to the camera about his pride in the Republican Party's past, before admitting that he is frightened by Republican nominee Barry Goldwater. He expresses alarm at Goldwater's contradictory, confrontational political views and support from the Ku Klux Klan (the result of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and says that he is afraid of Goldwater's instability and aggressive approach, and fears that it might lead to a nuclear war with the U.S.S.R.. He explains that he believes that the party is making a great mistake, and that he will be voting for Johnson in the election.
Revisiting the ad
Bogert was interviewed about the ad in 2014, saying that he believed that Tea Party activists had many undesirable attributes in common with Goldwater, and that he had not voted Republican for a long time. The advertisement was the subject of renewed attention in March 2016 because of Donald Trump's success in Republican primaries. Bogert, now 80 years of age, was interviewed again on The Rachel Maddow Show on May 2, 2016 and asked to draw comparisons between Goldwater's 1964 policy stances and Donald Trump's 2016 politics. He appeared in a remake of the advertisement produced by the Hillary Clinton campaign in July 2016 with alterations based on Trump's public statements on nuclear warfare.

Published on Jul 18, 2016 by
YouTube: Confessions of a Republican | Hillary Clinton



References

Published on Jul 9, 2014 by TheLBJLibrary
YouTube: Confessions of a Republican (4:20 - full video of 1964 ad)


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