1970 Campaign Literature Just Like Today


When cleaning out the garage, I found a 1970 flyer from the League of Women Voters of Florida proving the old proverb:  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

You could take Lawton Chiles or Bill Cramer’s answers to the League’s questions and use them today, just changing Viet Nam into Iraq or Afghanistan.

Walkin’ Lawton won the election 54-46 percent after his famous walk from Pensacola to Key West, which he mentions in his comment.

Click below to make the excerpt from the flyer readable:



3 Responses to “1970 Campaign Literature Just Like Today”

  1. Jack Moss says:

    Ahhhhhhhh … the good ole days!

  2. Resident says:

    Nice blast from the past.

    It only proves that people change but campaign speeches and positions rarely do. Originality and honesty actually upset people, so candidates stay to the tried and true course to avoid controversy.

    When you find someone who actually accomplishes something, that’s special. But politics eventually forces them out.

  3. GOPapa says:

    Democrats in Florida today are lacking the inherent conservatism and common sense of Lawton Chiles. I voted for Chiles and I’m a life-long Republican. I don’t see one Democrat in Florida out there that I would vote for today.