Lawrence Lessig likes to point to Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 campaign as he argues for restrictions on election spending. It’s just a really bad example. John Samples explains.
Campaign Ads, Free Speech, Politics, Regulations
Wait, wait…wasn’t Citizens United supposed to be unfair to the Left?
Campaign Ads, Gary Johnson, Presidential Race 2012
Gary Johnson Ad: ‘America Needs a Handyman’
Campaign Ads, Libertarians, Presidential Race 2012
Gary Johnson’s ‘Vote Libertarian One Time’ Ad
I truly dislike how this ad starts, with an off-putting black-and-white description of disappointing conditions and a man who looks like he has stomach cramps, but it ends powerfully. The difficult economy is worse, and should be depicted as worse, than by showing a middle-aged man’s physical discomfort. Still, the second half salvages the ad: