Negative Attack Ads: Some Historical Perspective

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We're all sick of negative political ads. Despite my entreaties, one family member of mine tells me she's not voting at all because she's so fed up with them. And we hear all the time, on the news, from commentators and anchors and pundits, that "this may be the most negative election season ever" -- but is it really? Take a look at this video, which uses campaign quotes circa 1800 in the style of today's political ads. Would you vote for the guy who'll leave your children writhing on a pike?

November 1, 2010 - 7:13am
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