Commercial - Humphrey 1968 Election Ad ( Laughing at Spiro T.Agnew )
Attack ads didn't start in the 1990s. This ad is what looks like a rather clumsy attack on Richard Nixon's running mate Spiro Agnew, at that time, unknown on the national scene. I remember little about the context of the ad, if it was based on Agnew's name or him being unknown. This was brought up on last Wednesday's Rachel Maddow Show.