The Arizona Republican reports:
Monique Luiz, the Phoenix resident who 52 years ago starred in the most famous, or infamous, political TV commercial of all time, is back in a new ad for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In 1964, Luiz was the three-year-old tot plucking the petals from a daisy in a haunting black-and-white spot for President Lyndon Johnson. Her counting turned into a missile countdown and the ad concluded with an atomic blast and mushroom cloud. The ad was intended to reinforce Democratic attacks on Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, a U.S. senator from Arizona, as a warmonger who could not be trusted with the nuclear arsenal.
The original “Daisy” ad, officially titled “Peace, Little Girl” as produced by the New York agency Doyle Dane Bernbach, only aired once, on NBC, on Sept. 7, 1964. But it is still considered an all-time classic and has spawned countless knockoffs. The “Daisy Girl,” now all grown up, returns with a similar warning that Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican nominee, does not have the temperament to serve as commander-in-chief.