Published On: Aug 28 2012 12:35:32 PM CDTUpdated On: Oct 01 2014 06:03:13 AM CDT
From the wacky to the downright weird, check out these strange but true campaign slogans from over the years.
Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too -- 1840 U.S. presidential slogan of William Henry Harrison and Vice President John Tyler. Tippecanoe was Harrison's nickname from an 1811 battle against American Indians.
We Polked you in '44, We shall Pierce you in '52 -- The 1852 presidential campaign slogan of Democrat Franklin Pierce. The '44 referred to the 1844 election of fellow Democrat James K. Polk as president.
Don't Swap Horses in Midstream -- 1864 presidential campaign slogan of Abraham Lincoln.
This is a White Man's Government! -- The campaign slogan for 1868 Democratic presidential candidate Horatio Seymour.
Vote as You Shot -- 1868 re-election campaign slogan for Ulysses S. Grant in reference to the Civil War.
Ma, Ma Where's My Pa? -- Slogan used by supporters of James Blaine in his 1884 presidential campaign against Grover Cleveland. The phrase referred to the illegitimate child Cleveland fathered in 1874.
Grandfather's Hat Fits Ben -- The 1888 presidential campaign slogan of Benjamin Harrison, whose grandfather William Henry Harrison was elected president in 1840.
Let Well Enough Alone -- The presidential campaign slogan for William McKinley's re-election bid in 1900.
A Chicken in Every Pot. A car in every garage -- The 1928 Republican presidential campaign slogan of Herbert Hoover.
Let's Get Another Deck -- 1936 presidential campaign slogan for Republican Alfred Landon.
Sunflowers Die in November -- 1936 presidential slogan of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It references his opponent Alfred Landon's home state flower and the month of the presidential election.
Pour it on 'em, Harry! -- 1948 presidential campaign slogan of Harry S. Truman.
Get Clean for Gene -- 1968 presidential campaign slogan of Democrat Eugene McCarthy. It references some anti-war students with long hair who chose to cut their hair and shave their beards to go door-to-door for McCarthy.
All The Way With LBJ -- The 1964 presidential campaign slogan for Lyndon B. Johnson, who assumed the presidency in 1963 following the assassination of John Kennedy.
The Economy, Stupid -- A phrase James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against incumbent George H. W. Bush.