Tuesday, November 07, 2006

On Political Slogans.

A Chicken In Every Pot. A Car In Every Garage. That slogan, considered by many historians as the best political motto in history, got Herbert Hoover, considered by many historians as the worst president in history, elected in a landslide in 1928. By 1932, Unemployment was cooking at a 25% rate and millions of Americans didn't even have a pot to piss in.
Got Guv? That's the beaut that Chicago dairy magnate Jim Oberweis used, unsuccessfully, in his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois earlier this year.
I Like Ike. Ross For Boss. My two favorites. Easy to remember and promise zilch. The perfect taglines.

previously in politics:
2. Ferrer For Mayor. Better Than Fair.
3. The New York Attorney General Primary—The Signs.


Blogger RFB said...

A hovercraft in every drive. Instant breakfast on the table at 6:45.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are people who'd make Tony Blair's spin doctors proud.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair is Fair.

Tony's No Phoney.

Blair Cares.

Tony's Got Cajones.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cicciolina, the Italian porn star turned MP, used the slogan, "Let's have pleasure. Let's spread happiness." in her successful 1987 political debut.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Like Ike: sheer genius. With three alliterative syllables, the target, silently mouthing the hypnotic mantra he sees and hears all about him, is placed in a personal, intimate relationship with the candidate.
The best political slogan ever, bar none.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Glenn Peters said...

It's Time.

My fave slogan by the Australian Labor Party to finally win their first fed election in 23 years way back in 1972.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island had a pretty good slogan this year:

"Finally, a Whitehouse in Washington we can trust."

Hey, it got him elected.

4:08 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

that is a good one.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe no one has suggested Ronald Reagan's 1980 slogan. It's my personal fav:

It's Morning in America

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henri the Fourth, King of France from 1589 to 1610:

" Je veux qu'il n'y ait si pauvre paysan en mon royaume qu'il n'ait tous les dimanches sa poule au pot. "

Roughly translated: I don't want any peasant in my kingddom to be so poor as not to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.

Less punchy, but the idea is here

10:26 AM  

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