Alex Massie

Political Advertising. Episode 1.

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British observers of American politics tend to love the Yanks' political advertising, even if many of those same observers might think it quite a good thing that we don't permit (alas!) such advertising in Britain. Anyway, with the election now just six weeks away, this seems like a good time for an occasional series spotlighting classic, or at least memorable TV ads from previous elections. First up, Ronald Reagan's famous "Bear" advertisement:

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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