The Campaign For DA


Index Ads: TV and Politics

Concerning the TV: Man, $209 was a fortune back then. And all you got was a crappy 23 inches and over the air channels (four of them if you were lucky). That has to be a black and white TV, right? They didn't have color yet.

Love the George Bush for Senate ad. Even funnier because they didn't spell his opponent's name correctly. I had to look him up on Wikipedia. Fantastic stuff:

Yarborough rode in the Dallas motorcade in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was in a convertible with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson (who sat between Yarborough and Johnson) . . . . 

In 1964, Yarborough again won the primary without a runoff and went on to general election victory with 56.2 percent in LBJ's 1964 Democratic landslide. His Republican Party (GOP) opponent was future president George Herbert Walker Bush, who attacked Yarborough as a left-wing demagogue and for his vote in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yarborough denounced Bush as an extremist to the right of that year's GOP nominee for president Barry M. Goldwater and as a rich easterner and a carpetbagger trying to buy a Senate seat . . . .