Watch Grimes’ Retro-Inspired Campaign Ad For Hillary Clinton
“The stakes are too high for you to stay home.”
Grimes shared a short video Monday night urging voters to put their support behind Hillary Clinton on Election Day. The minute-long clip adapts elements of an iconic 1964 campaign ad for Lyndon Johnson, which used the specter of nuclear war to warn voters of the gravity of their decision.
The original clip shows a young girl counting petals as she picks them off of a flower, before switching to the image of a nuclear explosion. Johnson's voice is overlaid as the footage rolls, cautioning voters against a Goldwater vote: "We must either love each other, or we must die."
Grimes' version is pretty close to a shot-for-shot recreation, except for footage what appear to be her hands picking petals in place of the girl. "Vote for Secretary Clinton on November 8th," says Grimes, echoing the '64 clip, "the stakes are too high for you to stay home." Watch above alongside the OG version.