Forget the Willie Horton stuff. We all know that what sank Michael Dukakis was the tank photo.
Here's a free tip for Obama campaign operatives: Dig around for any photos or videos of Rick Perry joining ZZ Top onstage at the Houston Compaq Center in 2003. It was ZZ Top's last show of that tour, and the last concert played at the Summit/Compaq Center before Joel Osteen took it over.
ZZ Top fans were treated to a very bizarre spectacle during the show. Governor Perry came out onstage dressed in something that looked like an ill-fitting one-piece dark jumpsuit, and from where we were sitting it appeared as though he skipped out on stage. Then he sat down behind the drum kit and played along with La Grange. Once the song was over he stood up, skipped again to the front of the stage and bowed. When it was over we all looked at each other and said, "What the HELL did we just see?"
So get busy Obama operatives. I've been looking for pictures and videos of this event off-and-on for years. They must exist somewhere, but to date there's nothing online except this.