"ACCORDING TO OUR IN-DEPTH STUDIES OF TODAY'S AVERAGE VOTER PHILOSOPHY, THIS CAMPAIGN THEME SHOULD ENJOY WIDE APPEAL"

Artist: Etta Hulme

Collection: Editorial Cartoon Collection, C3 D14

Repository: The University of Southern Mississippi

Historical Note:

By the mid-1970s, the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War, along with a host of seemingly insurmountable domestic and international problems, resulted in disillusionment, dissatisfaction, and deeply seeded skepticism in regard to American politicians. Almost half of those eligible chose not to vote in the 1976 election. Illustrating this trend of voter disenchantment, one reporter quipped of the presidential election in 1976, "Neither Ford nor Carter won as many votes as Mr. Nobody."

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