‘Confessions of a Republican’ redux

This brilliant TV ad for Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential campaign in 1964 bears an uncanny relevance to the 2016 cycle and has recently gone viral on Facebook.

Barry Goldwater, who won his party’s primary  to become the Republican candidate but polarised opinion during the campaign, was an extreme right winger.  This spot features a Republican activist pledging to campaign against his party’s candidate.

Hillary Clinton will be comforted by the fact that in the general election Democrat candidate Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory.

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