Wonk out over at the American Museum of the Moving Image's online exhibit The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004. Or check it out in person at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas through January 30, 2005.
The cinetrix hasn't been this verklempt since she watched the commercial loop at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta nine years ago. [Teaching the world to sing! Mean Joe Green! Sigh.] You can search for commercials by election year, issue, or type of commercial--Backfire, Biographical, Children, Commander in Chief, Documentary, Real People, or Fear.
You read that last one right. Remember Willie Horton? What about
Goldwater's LBJ's infamous "Daisy" ad? All present and accounted for.
Enjoy! And remember to exercise your franchise early and often.