The Most Alluring Presidential Campaign Slogans of All Time

Presidential Campaign Slogans
Slogans are a last-minute gimmick to lure and attract people to vote for a particular candidate.
OpinionFront Staff
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2018
"How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?" Funny as that may sound, have you given a thought to it? Isn't it incredible that we have only two options for choosing who will run the country?
Well, but if you think about it, there is so much competition between just two candidates, that maybe, it's better off this way! And even though there are just two of them, there is enough competition, with either party wanting to outdo the other in terms of promises of a brighter future, finding solutions for problems, improving the economy, etc.
How do they win votes then? Well, this is where the campaign slogans come into the play. One liners either praising one candidate, promising a bright future, or sometimes even dissing the opponent are a great way of catching people's attention! So here are a few slogans that have been used over the years. Some are good, some mediocre, and some did the job!
Presidential Campaign Slogans
William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison
Tippecanoe and Tyler too (1840)
Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce
We Polked you in '44, We shall Pierce you in '52 (1852)
John Fremont
John Fremont
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men, Fremont (1856)
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Vote Yourself a Farm (1860)
Don't Trade Horses in Midstream (1864)
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Vote as You Shot (1868)
William McKinley
William McKinley
Four more Years of the Full Dinner Pail (1900)
Let Well Enough Alone (1900)
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
He kept us Out of War (1916)
He proved the pen mightier than the sword (1916)
Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding
Return to normalcy (1920)
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge
Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge (1924)
Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
Who but Hoover (1928)
A Chicken in Every Pot. A Car in Every Garage (1928)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't Swap Horses in Midstream (1944)
We are going to win this war and the peace that follows (1944)
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
I'm just wild about Harry (1948)
Pour it on 'em, Harry! (1948)
The first one, "I'm just wild about Harry", was a rip off from a 1921 popular song title written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I like Ike (1952)
Peace and Prosperity (1956)
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
A time for greatness (1960)
We Can Do Better (1960)
Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
All the way with LBJ (1964)
Lyndon Johnson's Democratic campaign came up with a response that more effectively branded Goldwater as a right-wing extremist thorough this slogan. The response went, "In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts."!
George W. Bush
George W. Bush
A Safer World and a More Hopeful America (2004)
John Kerry
John Kerry
A Stronger America (2004)
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Yes We Can (2008)
Forward (2012)
John McCain
John McCain
Country First (2008)
Reform, prosperity and peace (2008)
Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
People Fighting Back or We'll Fight Back  (2008)
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Believe in America (2012)
Other Notable Presidential Slogans
Samuel Tilden
Tilden or Blood! (1876)
James Blaine
"Ma, Ma where's my Pa? (1884)

This was used by James Blaine's supporters against his opponent Grover Cleveland in the presidential elections. It alluded to fact that Cleveland had fathered an illegitimate child in 1874. When Cleveland was elected President, his supporters added the line, "Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha!"
Alfred M. Landon
Defeat the New Deal and Its Reckless Spending (1936)
Let's Make It a Landon-Slide (1936)
Life, Liberty, and Landon (1936)

Wendell L. Willkie
No Fourth Term Either (1940)
There's No Indispensable Man (1940)
Win with Willkie (1940)
We Want Willkie (1940)
Roosevelt for Ex-President (1940)
Barry Goldwater
In Your Heart, You Know He's Right (1964)

Richard Nixon
This time, vote like your whole world depended on it. (1968)
Jimmy Carter
Not Just Peanuts! (1976)
A Leader, For a Change (1976)

The first slogan referred to the poor economy that plagued the Jimmy Carter presidency. The second one was to tell the people that Jimmy Carter, who was earlier a peanut farmer, had qualifications as well the experience for holding office.
Ronald Reagan
Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? (1984)
Morning Again in America (1984)

H. Ross Perot
Ross for Boss (1992)
Bill Clinton
For People, for a Change (1992)
Putting People First (1992)
It's the economy, stupid! (1992)

Bill Clinton used the last slogan, referring to President Bush's promise of "no new taxes".
Ron Paul
Restore America Now (2012)

Jill Stein
A Green New Deal for America (2012)

Gary Johnson

The People's President (2012)
There are many more, but these were the ones that really stuck and made an impact on the people. It's no mean feat coming up with slogans that will catch the attention of the people as well as inspire them to go vote for the respective candidates. Some of these slogans were efficacious enough to give people goose bumps and fire them up! Now that's something!