Video of the Day: Attack Ads, Circa 1800


Nasty political attack ads are nothing new in American politics. In fact, they’ve been around since the very beginning. But based on this hilarious clip put together by Reason using actual statements made by the Founding Father’s political opponents, the insult slinging was a lot more clever back in the day. And used much funnier fonts. Click through to check it out… unless you’re too much of a “hatchet-faced nutmeg dealer.”

[via Lapham’s Quarterly]