Evening in America?

We hear a lot about the burdens of office and the loneliness of presidential decision-making. The same point was made in 30- and 60-second ads run by Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign in 1980.

Those spots featured only Carter and the narrator speaking. The 17-minute video has time for testimony from Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and, briefly, Michelle Obama.

The resemblance to the Carter ads is ominous, seeing as Carter lost 51–41 percent in November. Americans want to think well of their presidents, but sometimes they decide they’ve had enough.

via Evening in America? – Michael Barone – National Review Online.

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