The Museum of Moving Images has an interesting exhibition of ads from past Presidential campaigns. These don’t make me nostalgic for the pre-sound bite days. The older ads are leaden and dull, decease but they are no better expressive of policy choices than the ads we see currently. Really, internist these show it is always problematic for people in a democracy to learn about government from TV alone.

Best ad so far: Nixon Now — “Reachin’ out across the sea. Makin’ friends where foes used to be.”