Take a neighbor to the polls! Have some campaign literature! Here's a bumper sticker! How about a commercial!? Have you seen the latest YouTube video from the candidate?
No matter the times the simplicity of the pinback button will never leave us. They are a campaign effort that dates back centuries. And while you may see fewer of them these days as name recognition techniques evolve, but there's no escaping what that man's wearing on his lapel.
I knew my neighbor was a little squirrely, but I never thought of him as a Johnson man ...
They tell you a lot, those little buttons of ink, celluloid and aluminum. They've introduces us to candidates, clarified allegiances and solidified positions on the issues. And now they've come here to rest.
These are my presidential buttons, organized by candidate. They are a humble collection, but placed here for your amusement and nostalgia.
And while you're reading here, someone out there is staring at someone's lapel and wondering, Could I really vote for that guy?