Really coolAmerican Museum of the Moving Image
has put up an archive of every presidential campaign's major TV commercials since, well, since they started doing these commercials, back in 1952.
The first thing I noticed was how lame
most of these commercials are, in the same way that old movie previews always seem a little hokey and arthritic (not that modern movie previews are much better...). The much-maligned Johnson ad with the girl picking the daisies, for instance, just seemed so devoid of drama and terror. Although naturally, different era, different sensibility, etc. etc.