The "Official" Civil War Talk 1864 Election 150th Thread

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1864 Election 150th Candidates (Vote For One Party)


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Bryan_C

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Just for fun, I've created this thread for the 150th of the 1864 election. This is a chance to feature the hilarious campaign ads by FlackCheck.org (and other YouTube ads), though I imagine many of the ads have been seen here before. I will post new ads until Election Day, which will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (Election Day in 1864 was Tuesday, November 8). The election ballot (forum poll) is posted today but please do not cast your vote until November 4. Polls will close after November 4. And note that this election also includes a write-in vote. If you do a write-in, you'll have to post your candidate in the forum (I couldn't figure out how to make a space for it). Sure we know the outcome... or do we? Remember, it's all just for fun.

I will pretty much post just the YouTube ads so if anyone has anything else they want to contribute (like political cartoons, etc.), please go ahead.

 
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leftyhunter

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Just for fun, I've created this thread for the 150th of the 1864 election. This is a chance to feature the hilarious campaign ads by FlackCheck.org (and other YouTube ads), though I imagine many of the ads have been seen here before. I will post new ads until Election Day, which will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (Election Day in 1864 was Tuesday, November 8). The election ballot (forum poll) is posted today but please do not cast your vote until November 4. Polls will close after November 4. And note that this election also includes a write-in vote. If you do a write-in, you'll have to post your candidate in the forum (I couldn't figure out how to make a space for it). Sure we know the outcome... or do we? Remember, it's all just for fun.

I will pretty much post just the YouTube ads so if anyone has anything else they want to contribute (like political cartoons, etc.), please go ahead.

Thanks Bryan C I had no idea such retro adds existed! They do seem to seriously address the issues of that day.
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Good question. I'm guessing that campaigns back then didn't use sound bite quotes like they do today.
True I am think more in terms of brochures, handbills and or newspapers. Back in the day folks would spend hours at campaign rallies or so I was told.
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Thanks so much for posting these, they provide a good laugh. This will be the first time that I have voted in an American "Election".
 
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