Las Vegas Sun

July 28, 2014

Currently: 83° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

In the political ad business, let’s not forget Tony Schwartz

Tony Schwartz, creator of the famous "Daisy" ad of 1964, is dead.

The famous ad showed a bomb blast as a way to stir doubts about Republican candidate and Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who had mused about using tactical nukes in Vietnam. For an extended discussion of the ad and some other notable ones in history, see this piece I wrote in 2004.

To see the ad, go here.

It's a cool site with every general election ad going back to 1952. Some fun and funny stuff.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy