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Negative ads aren't new. Whose campaign song accused his opponent of being a coward and a drunk?

In 1840, Martin Van Buren’s re-election campaign song didn’t pull any punches against his opponent, William Henry Harrison: “Far from the battle, war cry and drum, he sits in his cabin a'drinking bad rum.” Harrison won the election, anyway.

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