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- The mysterious case of the missing budget cuts March 9, 2018
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Tag Archives: political advertising
By Robert Mann Fifty years ago – on the night of Monday, Sept. 7, 1964 – an innocent little girl plucking flower petals in a sun-splashed field helped usher in a revolution in American political advertising. The 60-second television spot … Continue reading
By Robert Mann It’s said that when someone once asked then-House Speaker Sam Rayburn why the Texas congressional delegation was so powerful, he replied, “We elect them young, smart and honest – and we keep them there.” For generations, seniority in Congress meant power and … Continue reading
By Robert Mann After laboring in obscurity for years, it’s time for the political quants to bask in the spotlight of public and media acclaim. According to just about every political observer, a shadowy team of data crunchers and computer … Continue reading
In his losing bid for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination, Edward Kennedy didn’t mince words about his opponent, President Jimmy Carter. He blamed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis on Carter’s weak leadership. In a January … Continue reading
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. –Ecclesiastes 1:9 The more you watch and study politics, the more you realize that it’s not often you see … Continue reading
Mitt Romney‘s unfortunate comments about writing off the 47 percent of Americans he considers moochers reminds me of similar comments made by another hapless Republican presidential candidate, this one in 1964. That year, it was Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, the … Continue reading
Forty-eight years ago tonight — September 7, 1964 — an innocent little girl transformed political advertising in a sixty-second television spot that exploded, literally and figuratively, the way that American politicians sold themselves to the public. Sept. 7 was the … Continue reading