Hillary Clinton: Grimes recreates LBJ Daisy ad
Art pop singer Grimes has come out in support of Hillary Clinton by releasing a video on Monday night recreating Lyndon B. Johnson’s famous 1964 “Daisy” ad.
In the original advertisement, a little girl counts as she plucks petals off a flower before a voiceover counts down and a mushroom cloud appears on screen. Grimes’ recreation includes the soundtrack from the original ad, including President Johnson’s voiceover. “These are the stakes. To make a world in which all of God’s children can live, or to go into the dark,” he says. “We must either love each other, or we must die.”
The final shot includes a plea to vote for Clinton. “Vote for Secretary Clinton on Nov. 8,” Grimes says. “The stakes are too high for you to stay home.” In a tweet accompanying the video, she wrote, “Please don’t let the world down.”
See Grimes’ ad below.