“Daisy” is back, but now the little girl from the infamous Lyndon Johnson attack ad asks, “To close it? To close it not?”
The Republican National Committee is upping the ante on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison with its recently-released version of the commercial. Although there isn’t a nuclear explosion in this spot, Johnson can still be heard saying, “These are the stakes!” before a clip of President Obama saying that closing Guantanamo is “easy.” The ad also includes Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) saying that detainees should not be transferred to the United States.
“The message of original Daisy spot, by the way, was that Goldwater would recklessly get us all killed. So it would logically follow that the message of this ad, of course, is that Obama will recklessly get us all killed.”