What makes 80-20 effective
[Exhibit Ia] 80-20’s Call To Action Regarding
the “Daisy” TV ad:
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 11:51:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: A TV ad that'll bring on more W.H. Lee cases
The conservative wing of the Republican Party is playing the “yellow
terror” card again. It was the same type of fear-mongering that
led to racial profiling and the Wen Ho Lee case. You must read the following
New York Times article:
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"Infamous Political Commercial Is Turned on Gore" By Leslie
October 27, 2000
A remake of the "Daisy" commercial -- perhaps the most infamous
of all political attack advertisements -- is being shown in several states
today, but the target this time is Vice President Al Gore, not Barry Goldwater.
The commercial contends that because the Clinton-Gore administration "sold"
the nation's security "to Communist Red China in exchange for campaign
contributions," China has "the ability to threaten our homes
with long-range nuclear warheads." It then shows a girl, counting
down as she plucks daisy petals. Her counting is then replaced by a countdown
of a missile, which is followed by a nuclear bomb explosion. "Don't
take a chance. Please vote Republican," then appears on the screen.
The commercial is a copy of one that was made for President Lyndon Johnson
in 1964. The commercial created such a furor -- with its tacit suggestion
that Mr. Goldwater's views were so extreme that they would lead to nuclear
annihilation -- that it was withdrawn after only appearing twice. But
it has been remembered for decades.
A Texas-based nonprofit organization, Aretino Industries, paid for the
new commercial, which will run in several closely contested states, including
Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Carey Cramer, a spokesman for
the organization, in McAllen, Tex., declined to identify any of its members
or the source of its money.
For the full NY Times article, visit :
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If you are outraged by that TV-ad, call or fax or e-mail RNC and Bush
headquarters, and ask it to pull that ad immediately.
RNC: ph- 202-863-8500, fax-202-863-8820, email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bush: ph- 512-637-2000, fax- 512-344-4602,
Bush's e-mailing system is state dependent. For example:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
In politics, most people believe in “Don't get mad, get even.”
Those of you in “contested states” should immediately tell
the Bush camp that you are switching from Bush to Gore, and telling all
your friends and relatives to switch.
Do it now. Protect your children's future.
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Contested states: Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, Michigan,
Missouri and Wisconsin