Commentary on news, politics, sports, religion, TV and movies
Tom Tangney

New website showcases old presidential ads

With the presidential campaign in full swing, the airwaves will soon be inundated with candidate commercials. How do they stack up with spots from campaigns past? Tom spent much of the Labor Day weekend watching hundreds of old presidential campaign commercials, thanks to a great new website called The Living Room Candidate.

History buffs will appreciate how different many of the political hot topics were in the past compared to 2012. For instance, issues of war and peace, crime, and even corruption are not huge issues in today's campaign.

But for those more interested in current events, there are some longtime topics that are still germane - taxes, health care, welfare reform.

For this year, President Obama seems most vulnerable to the charge that he failed to deliver on what he promised in terms of economic recovery.

The GOP has been using his own words against him, an effective political strategy through the ages.


Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com Reporter
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Tom on KIRO Radio
Join Tom Tangney and the rest of the radio crew every day KIRO Radio.

About Tom Tangney
By day, you can hear Tom on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, and by night, he sits in the dark, making snide comments about what he sees on the silver screen.

In the community
Do you know a student who stands out in the classroom, school and community?
Help make their dreams come true by nominating them for a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to earn a $10,000 Grand Prize. Brought to you by KIRO Radio and Comprehensive Wealth Management.

Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.