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Negative Campaigning in Fantasy History Land!

Sometimes negative campaign ads are so bad you think they have to be fake. . . . and sometimes they're so good because they are! Radar has this fantastically wicked, surprisingly historically prescient roundup slide show of ersatz down-and-dirty political ads.

Take a peek at the William Henry Harrison poster deriding his propensity to go outside underdressed, foreshadowing his foreshortened administration. Do you remember this tidbit from history class?

While many found this attack on William Henry Harrison to be ineffective and nonsensical, it proved prophetic when Harrison, who delivered his inauguration speech without proper head attire, developed pleurisy and died 31 days later.

So wear a hat kids, or you won't be president for too long. Now that's some news you can use!

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