A lot of people have been noting how “Nasty” the attack ads between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney became in the Florida primary, and discuss how crass our modern politics have become. The “Golden Age” fallacy is alive and well – and the political campaigns of the past (written and printed in paper and ink and given in speeches) were much MUCH much worse. Take this video on the campaigns between Adams and Jefferson taking the accusations and editing them into a modern television ad:
*Note: Some Intense and Harsh Words, and Political Characterizations in the following Video:
While the campaigns today still play on the fears of the people, I’m glad that they don’t get this intense!
(Thanks Todd Rhoades for finding and blogging this video: http://www.toddrhoades.com/nastiest-campaign-ever/)