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August 17, 2004

Election 04: Taking Out The Trash

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This spot, created by the AdCouncil, has been around awhile. Of the wave of ads encouraging people to vote, however, I like how directly this one addresses the problem of apathy. There’s no question it puts the blame on the public and exploits feelings of guilt. What I see in it, however, is the depth to which well meaning people have been disenfranchised from the system.

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