Grimes Posts Throwback 'Daisy' Nuclear War Campaign Video for Hillary Clinton

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Joining a raft of celebrities who've voiced their support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the run-up to Tuesday's (Nov. 8) crucial election day, Grimes posted a video on Monday night (Nov. 7) in an attempt at one final push to the polls. For fans who are too young to remember (which is probably most of them) the arty one-minute clip is a nearly shot-for-shot remake of Democratic incumbent Lyndon Johnson's terrifying 1964 election ad which attempted to scare the crap out of voters by suggesting that a potential nuclear war could be in the balance.

As in Johnson's ad, which only aired once and is considered one of the most controversial political ads of all time, Grimes used the image and sound of of a girl counting down as she picks the petals off of a flower, subbing in her hands in place of the original grade schooler. Also like the original, Grimes' clip features a nuclear explosion and Johnson solemnly intoning: "These are the stakes. To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die."

In a crackly recording, the pitch ends with Grimes saying "Vote for Secretary Clinton on November 8th... the stakes are too high for you to stay home."


please don't let the world down pic.twitter.com/CfNjtQy6tu

- Grimes (@Grimezsz) November 8, 2016

 

we must either love each other or we must die

- Grimes (@Grimezsz) November 8, 2016

 

Here's Johnson's original "Daisy" ad in his race against Barry Goldwater.