MY FAVORITE UNINTENTIONALLY DIRTY CAMPAIGN SLOGAN

Mascot with demo and repub heads

The symbol of the nonexistent Balladeer Political Party

Since it’s a presidential election year the Democrats and Republicans are lying even more than they normally do. To lighten the mood a little here is my favorite unintentionally dirty campaign slogan of all time.

It’s from 1940, when Franklin Roosevelt was running for a controversial third term and his opponent was Wendell Wilkie. Wilkie supporters wore buttons that expressed their disapproval of a president trying for a third term in office. Here they are:

No man is good three timesNo, I’m not kidding! Buttons with this slogan were actually worn in public by Wendell Wilkie fans … and at a time when cultural taboos were such that they were NOT intentionally playing on the double entendre.     

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2 responses to “MY FAVORITE UNINTENTIONALLY DIRTY CAMPAIGN SLOGAN

  1. Yikes! Three times in a row, maybe, but not necessarily three times.

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