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Robert L. Turner

Going negative: pathetic, but it works

By Robert L. Turner
October 12, 2008

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THE ARTIFACT pictured here carries a political punch still being felt today. The few dark squiggles represent Michael S. Dukakis, the Democratic candidate for president in 1988. What makes the poster relevant 20 years later is its message, conveyed with extreme brevity: With a simple drawing and three words, it makes the following argument: "Elect George H. W. Bush president ... (Full article: 691 words)

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