Confessions of a Republican

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by vrDrew, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    A TV political ad from more than fifty years ago touches on some themes that are eerily familiar today:

    The guy in the ad wasn't killed by nuclear war. He probably was killed, sadly, by the cigarette he lights up at around the 3-minute mark.

    Edit: I guess he wasn't killed by the cigarette after all. Thanks NT!
  2. NT1440, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016

    NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    ...He starred in a new version of the ad just a few weeks ago. Maddow did a whole 15 minute segment on it.

    To be fair, I don't recall if he discussed whether he still smokes or not. :p
  3. BernyMac macrumors regular


    May 18, 2015
    It's a political ad. Meant to persuade an audience to buy in. It worked on some, it didn't on others.
  4. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    Wow. That brings back old memories. Really interesting. I vaguely remember some ads like that, but, 4:20? Who has that kind of attention span these days? At least not for watching an ad. My tolerance for ads is about 0.2 seconds.

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