It’s legal to lie in political campaigns.
Lies don't just change minds. They change hearts. And hearts change history.
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Here are some surprising truths about political campaigns.
Get your popcorn ready. Some of the most emotional 2016 Presidential ads are here to view.
Be sure to watch the final 2-minute closers. Do hearts win over heads? If you think not, you might have predicted a different winner?
Keep going for more 2016 ads and, finally, the most notorious political ads of all time.
2016, CLINTON: "Tomorrow"
A direct two-minute message to voters: the choice in the election, Clinton
A direct two-minute message to voters: the choice in the election, Clinton says, is between an America that is “dark and divisive, or hopeful and inclusive.”
2016, CLINTON: "Roar"
Katy Perry’s “Roar” scores Hillary’s closing campaign ad, featuring everyday Americans with
Katy Perry’s “Roar” scores Hillary’s closing campaign ad, featuring everyday Americans with descriptions of what they’re voting for, including equality, respect and higher wages.
2016, TRUMP: “Donald Trump’s Argument for America"
ATTACK: Trump’s closing argument: that Hillary will maintain the corrupt status quo,
ATTACK: Trump’s closing argument: that Hillary will maintain the corrupt status quo, while his government will be “run by you, the American people.”
2016, CLINTON: “DAISY"
ATTACK: The original “Daisy Girl” is now all grown up, and she
ATTACK: The original “Daisy Girl” is now all grown up, and she speaks to a new fear — giving Trump access to nuclear weapons. While it only ran on network television one time, the Lyndon Johnson “Daisy” ad was on every news broadcast, reinforcing existing concerns the electorate had about Goldwater.
2016, CLINTON: “EXAMPLE”
ATTACK: Hillary’s closing argument for the campaign contrasts the example she would
ATTACK: Hillary’s closing argument for the campaign contrasts the example she would set versus Trump.
2016, TRUMP: “DO YOU REALLY NEED TO ASK?”
ATTACK: Hillary isn’t leading in the polls because she’s arrogant — calling
ATTACK: Hillary isn’t leading in the polls because she’s arrogant — calling Trump supporters “deplorables,” lying about her emails to the FBI, allowing ISIS to prosper.
2016, CLINTON: “GENERAL ALLEN”
ATTACK: General John R. Allen criticizes Trump’s claims about ISIS and vouches
ATTACK: General John R. Allen criticizes Trump’s claims about ISIS and vouches for Hillary’s ability to defeat the Islamic State.
2016, TRUMP: “DANGEROUS”
ATTACK: Hillary failed as Secretary of State; “doesn’t have the fortitude, strength,
ATTACK: Hillary failed as Secretary of State; “doesn’t have the fortitude, strength, or stamina” to be president.
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TWEET ‘EM “TELL THE TRUTH”
Our courts say that it’s legal to lie in political advertising. You need to let politicians know that just because it's legal doesn’t make it right.
They pay attention when they know you pay attention. So, find your politicians' twitter handle, and the more tweets the better. Let them know "I've had it!" Just say:
I want the truth--no innuendo, no deception, no outright lies.
You can tweet the President at @realDonaldTrump.
Or find your congressman or senator by going to tweetcongress.org/tweeters.