But this one’s a first.
Yesterday’s full-page New York Times ad comes from none other than Ben Franklin.
The man behind the quintessential American man is one Tom Blair, who describes himself thusly:
Tom came to this country as a young child after his dad was killed during the Normandy Invasion a couple of weeks before he was born. Tom borrowed to start his first company, and, through hard work and good fortune, has been extremely successful in a number of enterprises. Unlike Donald Trump, he never used bankruptcy to stave off his creditors. His most recent company was sold for $4.8 billion.
Blair is also author of Poorer Richard’s America: What Would Ben Say?
Not sure he would say “spend six figures for a full-page ad in the Times that up to 620,000 readers will ignore,” but why get technical about it.