In 1964, the Democratic National Committee put out a campaign ad attacking Republican nominee Barry Goldwater. To some, the ad feels like it could have been filmed yesterday: the over fifty-year-old concerns about running a scary iconoclast are the same concerns now about Donald Trump.
Plus, even sixties-style glasses are back in vogue.
The man featured in the video is an actor hired by the Lyndon B. Johnson campaign, but although it was staged, it still struck a chord. LBJ went on the win the election with one of the biggest landslides in history.
Here are some of the more striking déjà vu points the Republican character makes about Barry Goldwater:
In November, the country will find out if history really repeats itself or not.