Perhaps one of the most famous negative Presidential campaign ads came from 1964. It was run by the campaign of President Lyndon Johnson (D). His opponent was Republican Barry Goldwater. Johnson won the election in a landslide. This commercial, called the “Daisy” ad, aired only once as it was deemed to be too extreme at that time. The voice you hear in the middle of the ad is that of President Johnson. What is more important though is what is being “said” about Barry Goldwater.
What is being said about Barry Goldwater in this ad?