Election 2012

Johnson TV Ad Slams Anti-Iran Saber-Rattling

Comparison's abound to LBJ's "Daisy" ad


Former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate for president, has purchased air time on cable in the Washington, D.C., area and markets across the country to launch his first national television ad Friday night.

The ad, titled "Cast a Vote for Peace," features voices of children in the background as the words "Right now in Iran a lot of little kids are about to die" flash onscreen in the 30-second spot.

The ad then cuts to footage of what appears to be a drone plane flying, with Mr. Johnson's voice in the background declaring that he will be "the only candidate that does not want to bomb Iran."