This is from the 1952 US Presidential election, animated by Roy Disney, nephew of Walt. Quite fun – and also a healthy reminder about slipping into believing that politics now is awful compared to an imagined previous Golden Age of rational debate based on voters making detailed analysis of contrasting policy positions. … Read the full post »
Read about the 1952 US Presidential Election in which Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) defeated Adlai Stevenson (Democrat) by 442 electoral votes to 89.
Prior to the race, Eisenhower had turned down an invitation from incumbent Democrat President Harry S Truman to stand for the Democrats.
Next time someone tells you have politics, political campaigning and everything under the sun is worse than it used to be, ask them if they’d really prefer politics to return to this type of advert. … Read the full post »