A new Clinton ad has revisited the famous “Daisy” campaign as the original actress, Monique Luiz, who played “Daisy” in the 1964 campaign is seen talking about the 2016 presidential race.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton started the last week of her campaign by revisiting the Daisy ad that was originally created for Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaign, CNN reported.
The initial ad was centered on the topic of nuclear weapons.
Now that the Daisy campaign is being revisited in Clinton’s ad, some are viewing it as a move to get the attention off of any negativity surrounding her campaign and to remind voters of why she’s more fit for the job than Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” that momentum is shifting in Trump's favor.
“I think that you saw that Hillary Clinton’s lead was evaporating in the polls last week before the FBI’s explosive new revelation,” Conway said. "We’re going to win the election. We know that. If you’re an undecided voter, you’re very decided about Hillary Clinton. There’s really nothing else you were going to learn about her in these last eight to 10 days that was going to change your mind.”
CNN reported that Clinton’s new ad was developed as a way to further question Trump’s policies on dealing with nuclear weapons. With Luiz appearing in the ad, the Clinton campaign is hoping to show that Trump is too reckless to handle nuclear weapons, something that he would have the final say on if elected as president.
“This was me in 1964,” Luiz said in the video about the iconic ad that features a young girl picking flowers while a countdown to a nuclear warhead launch plays in the background. “The fear of nuclear war that we had as children, I never thought our children would ever have to deal with that again. And to see that coming forward in this election is really scary.”
Johnson’s ad only aired once on a national stage in 1964, at a time when Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater was in discussion about a nuclear war. The ad eventually received nationwide news coverage, CNN noted.
Clinton’s ad is one in the same as it aims at convincing Americans that if Trump had control over nuclear weapons, the idea of a nuclear war would not be farfetched.
“Bomb the s*** out of them,” Trump is heard saying to close the ad.
Clinton’s ad is set to air in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, CNN reported.
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