WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) —
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Republican Rob Astorino has offered a redo of one of the most controversial political ads ever – President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daisy Girl” ad in 1964.
The ad opens with a child counting daisy petals. A narrator issues a countdown. Finally, there is a loud explosion and a huge cloud erupts that morphs into incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s face.
The voice ominously says: “These are the stakes. Do we re-elect a governor who may end up in jail?”
Astorino said at a news conference Monday that the nuclear cloud illustrates “a cloud of corruption,” WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.
“It’s meant to get people talking about the corruption in the state, which has to come to an end,” Astorino said.