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US PRES. CAMPAIGN SLOGAN QUIZ

There’s no escaping it – it’s the US Presidential election year. With all the mud-slinging, folks forget that politics can be fun.  Let’s face it, at the end of the day, no matter what any candidate might promise: “In our guts, we know they gotta be nuts.”

Here they are: KC’s top 10 US Presidential Campaign Slogans divided into Award Categories. Can you guess whose they were?

  1. Best Self-Irony: “Not Just Peanuts” (hint: 1976)
  2. Funniest (in a hindsight-ironic-kind of way): “Kinder, Gentler Nation” (hint: 1988)
  3. Old MacDonald and John Barry Favorite: “Vote Yourself a Farm” (hint: 1860)
  4. Best Alliteration and Bar Name: “Cox and Cocktails” (hint: 1920 – opponent’s name was Cox and Cox was opposed to Prohibition)
  5. Best All-Around: “A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage” (hint: 1928)
  6. Most Modest: “He’s Making us Proud Again” (hint: 1976)
  7. Straight to the Chase: “Reannexation of Texas and Reoccupation of Oregon” (hint: 1844)
  8. Best Rhyme: “Keep the Ass off the White House Grass” (hint: 1944)
  9. Katie Holmes’ Old Time Favorite Perhaps?: “In Your Guts, You Know He’s Nuts” in answer to the opponent’s slogan: “In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right” (hint: 1964)
  10. Clara Peller As Slogan Writer?: “Where’s the Beef?” (hint: 1984)
  11. BONUS: Ladies’ Most Favorite Campaign Button: “No Man is Good Three Times”
Cat Against Politics

My cat, Lil, gives her two cents about online political discussions.

ANSWER KEY:

  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. George H.W. Bush
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. William G. Harding
  5. Herbert Hoover
  6. Gerald Ford
  7. James K. Polk
  8. Dewey Bricker
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson
  10. Walter Mondale
  11. Anti-FDR Campaign
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