Attack Ads from 1800

Since the presidential campaign is upon us, we are sure to be bombarded with negative attack ads for the next eleven months. Along with that, there is sure to be a lot of commentary bewailing the nasty politics of our day. With that in mind, it might be useful to replay this video from reasontv.


They don’t make them like they used to. I’d actually like to see some of those ads on  television. They would be a lot more fun to watch. I think politics would be more fun if politicians still called each other those kinds of names.

2 thoughts on “Attack Ads from 1800”

    1. If you think that was bad, you should read about the kinds of things Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson said about each other, while they were both serving in Washington’s cabinet.


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