George Wallace and Robert Kennedy Campaign Ads from 1968

Wallace had been the governor of Alabama who had “stood in the schoolhouse door” to try to prevent the enrollment of African Americans at the University of Alabama (remember Forrest Gump?). He famously exclaimed “Segregation Now! Segregation Tomorrow! Segregation Forever!” He ran for president on a “states’ rights'” platform in 1968. Here is his campaign commercial:

Notice what his implications are without flatly coming out and stating his support for segregation, the right of protest, etc.

Compare this with the campaign ads for Robert Kennedy:

What is emphasized by Kennedy?

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