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Running for President: Chronicling Almost 200 Years of Propaganda

Jimmy Carter, 1976

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Jimmy Carter, 1976

This poster evokes the sentiment some felt toward Jimmy Carter -- that he was self-righteous as a born-again Christian. However, a Playboy article that ran before the election, where he admitted to "committing adultery in his heart many times," played out in a welcome fashion for the candidate, who began campaigning over a year before the primaries. (poster by Chelsea Marketing, c. 1976, p.159)

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