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This 1964 presidential campaign ad foretold the rise of Trump

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In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson defeated Senator Barry Goldwater in the biggest landslide election since 1820. Johnson garnered 61% of the vote after Goldwater’s deeply conservative beliefs turned off the Republican base.

Goldwater’s unsuccessful bid was a major influence on conservative politics and led to the rise of Ronald Reagan and modern extremist positions on poverty and minority rights.

Watch as this anti-Goldwater ad featuring a member of his own party, and marvel at how aptly it described the Republican primaries and state of the GOP today in the age of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

This campaign ad from the 1960's is going viral

This "Confessions of a Republican" ad from the 1964 presidential election is going viral, thanks to its uncanny relevance to the 2016 presidential election.

Posted by Quartz on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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