As Relevant Today As It Was Then (Well, Partly)

  • 6/21/2011 06:02:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

From the race for the 1944 US Presidential Election, a campaign film in support of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt bagging a second term. We really like it.

As every schoolboy knows, FDR subsequently romped to victory, Thumping Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey by 432 electoral votes to 99. Yes, he actually received 25,612,916 votes at the ballot to Dewey’s 22,017,929 in a contest that appears more one-sided than it actually was, but hey, that’s modern democracy.

The upshot of all this is that if Ed Milhouseiband (see what we did there?) wants a realistic chance of winning the next election, he’d better get on the blower to Aardman soon as*.

(*We know the next election won’t be for just under four years, but claymation isn’t quick.)

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