“Mourning in America” ad shows bleak contrast to 1984 economy 

A new ad put out by Citizens for the Republic plays on an old theme from a 1984 ad by President Ronald Reagan’s campaign for reelection. By highlighting the sluggish economy, rising unemployment, and increasing national debt, the ad succeeds in conveying the burden faced by younger generations. Have a watch:

And here’s the original.

Among the directors is Dan Oliver, Bill Buckley’s campaign manager for his New York mayor’s run in 1965 and Peter Hannaford, a Reagan speechwriter and policy adviser and author. An interesting cast of characters to say the least.

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J.P. Freire is the associate editor of commentary. Previously he was the managing editor of the American Spectator. Freire was named journalist of the year for 2009 by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You can follow him on Twitter here. Besides the Spectator, Freire's work has appeared in... more
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