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Thursday, April 24, 2014

History Of The 2008 McCain/Palin Campaign As Illustrated By Campaign Buttons


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This site has 7 posts at the following links:



1.GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN FOR VICE-PRESIDENT 2008 CAMPAIGN BUTTON IMAGERY



2.McCain-Palin 2008 Campaign Buttons With Both Images (Jugate)

3. McCain-Palin 2008 Campaign Buttons With No Candidate Images

4.McCain-Palin 2008 Campaign Buttons; State,"CoatTail" And Other Person/Group References

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Anti-Palin Buttons:  "Images Of "The War On Women" Palin Hate And the Left's Hypocrisy"


6.Palin For President 2012 Buttons

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7.Palin For President 2016

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Apart from the usual methods of researching past presidential campaigns, old newspapers and videos of television adverts and speeches the buttons and badges, flags and banners and all the other campaign associated ephemera help to give a broader overview. There are an army of campaign button collectors with their own conventions and magazines and serious avenues for campaign items exists at various museums and universities.

This is an outstanding site for political buttons auctions.Type in the name of any candidate e.g. Lincoln and recent auction images etc. will come up
http://www.anderson-auction.com/default.aspx

USAmerican.com has an excellent sales site at:
http://usamericana.com/store.html?cat=8

Political Collectors.com
http://politicalcollectors.com/archive/political-collectors-archive/archive_c175/

American Political Items Collectors
http://apic.us/

LORI FERBER AUCTIONS
http://www.loriferber.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=sarah+palin

Ron Wade Buttons
http://ronwade.freeservers.com/index.html

In fact campaign items can bring some of the passions,excitement and color that the usual media can't quite express. Buttons show what images of the candidates their teams thought had best impression making and, quite interestingly, what slogans resonated best with supporters and the wider public. In fact a study of a campaigns buttons can often show the progress of slogans for example, in the McCain buttons "Country First" clearly starts off as the main theme and then "Experience Counts" becomes a major theme as the campaign progressed.

The McCain-Palin campaign of 2008 had some unique aspects. Having the first female GOP Vice-presidential candidate for a start. Palin is unique in VP campaign ephemera for having a mass of buttons dedicated solely or mostly to her, about 120 supportive alone at current count. Only Geraldine Ferraro has anywhere near the amount about 15 pro and 1 anti buttons. LINK: https://www.google.com/search?q=Ferraro+for+vice-president+buttons&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rEDGUqv7M8OGkQX-poGgCQ&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=973&bih=647

One could search in vain for a mass of  Dole or Sparkman  (here's the only ones I could find) or Mondale for Vice-president buttons (surprisingly the unheralded Bill Miller is second only to Ferraro) but, as the posts at this site (Link#1 above) show there is a mass of Palin for Vice-president buttonsPaul Ryan Atlas Shrugged"FORWARD WITH SPARKMAN" vice-presidential candidate litho button
Hendricks-Grover Cleveland's VP

 Barkley-Truman's VP

 Extremely rare-Taft's VP J. Sherman



           



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There are, which is absolutely unique, a mass of anti-Palin buttons which shows the genuine concern about her from the Democrat campaign and also the very real passions her campaign brought up.

For those who would wish to see other posts about campaign items there is the post on the quite beautiful art nouveau Alton B. Parker campaign LINK  http://tiny.cc/wz1m7w, the almost forgotten John W. Davis campaign 
LINK http://tiny.cc/l11m7w
 and the hapless but fascinating 
LINK  http://tiny.cc/uk2m7w McGovern campaign with some of its "hippy" imagery which foreshadowed the Obama 2008 campaign.



Herschel Johnson, vice-presidential candidate with Stephen Douglas 1860
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/government-politics/herschel-johnson-1812-1880
Joseph Lane vice-presidential candidate with Southern Democrat John Breckinridge 1860
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lane






Extremely rare 1864 John Cochrane button vice-presidential candidate for Radical Republican party's John Fremont both of whom withdrew before the election as the Union army gained the ascendancy
http://www.nytimes.com/1864/06/01/news/cleveland-convention-gen-fremont-nominated-for-president-john-cochrane-new-york.html



Grants VP Schuyler Colfax 



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ADDENDUM; THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE FROM COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN SPECIALITY STORES AND IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MANY ACTUALLY WERE IN PUBLIC CIRCULATION DURING THE 2008 CAMPAIGN;












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SARAH PALIN FOR VICE-PRESIDENT 2008 IMAGERY, PALIN IMAGERY ALONE, OR WORDING WITH NO IMAGERY ON McCAIN-PALIN  OR PALIN BUTTONS


Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium):$195.8
Number of Bids: Uncle Sam5
















Final Bid (Includes Buyers Omama Premium):$157.3Number of Bids:5

Going Rogue:Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$108.9Number of Bids:6
























OUTSTANDING AND RARE HOCKEY IMAGERY $100 VALUATION

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THE SARAH PALIN 2008 LIPSTICK VOGUE BUTTON COLLECTION LINK

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From the Historical Collectors Edition 2008 Governor Palin Biography Magazine
THERE ARE 40 PAGES OF COMMERCIALLY CREATED PALIN AND McCAIN PALIN BUTTONS WHICH MAY HAVE NOT BEEN USED IN THE CAMAPGNS BUT ARE
VIEWABLE AT THIS LINK
AND 86 PAGES AT THIS LINK
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In all presidential elections in American history I can find,after extensive research, only 13 campaign buttons attacking a vice-presidential candidate. The earliest images date from 1968 with two attacking Nixon's running mate Spiro Agnew. 

It would appear that from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson no VP candidate was considered worth attacking and in this manner, and since LBJ, only about a dozen attack buttons were reproduced-that is until Sarah Palin was picked as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

I reproduce below the, so far fifty five 2008 buttons attacking Governor Palin-four times the number of buttons attacking every VP candidate in the entire history of presidential campaigns on the evidence too date. There have been a considerable further items produced in 2012 simply for the possibility she might run for the presidency in that year.

The left, the Democratic party and their supporters in the main stream media, blogs and journals have been relentlessly pushing the supposed "Republican war on women" meme which is gathering momentum in view of the presumed presidential run by Hillary Clinton and some extreme statements by a small minority of GOP candidates. That such a campaign is the height of utter hypocrisy is clearly seen by the unprecedented war on Governor Palin by all those aspects of the left. Howe such blatant hypocrisy can be presented to the public is a mystery which can only be solved by viewing the lefts adherence to the truth as something of a myth.

A glance at the vehemence, hatred and frankly disgusting misogynism at play in these campaign images would be enough by itself to explode the leftist Alinskyite campaign. If the left shouts "Republican war on women" then the simple counter is "Democrats five year war on Palin" and referring them to these images. 

These images are of course only a tiny part of the massive campaign that was, and still is, waged against Palin. Apart from buttons there have been disgusting T-shirts, costumes banners, pornographic videos, poster against her and her family.

There can be only one reason for this campaign of hate against someone the left calls "irrelevant" whilst waging unrelenting hatred against her and that is, surely, that she is seen as a threat. The media was massively invested in Barack Obama, and the shock of Palin's 2008 vice-presidential nomination speech at the GOP convention set the left off in a frenzy never seen before in the history of a presidential campaign.

The images below, which range from a mad Palin baying at the moon, to a button so biased (a recent "Whities" button reproduced below) that it was only done in a limited edition with examples selling at auction for $261.

Palin is depicted, variously, as a vampire, a madwoman, a cannibal, a "cougar" and a pig amongst numerous other aspects of the fevered leftist imagination. Here is the true imagery of the "war on women" and it is a collection of hatred which should shame any decent Democrat and shows the feminist left, who did nothing to stop it, in their true, biased light.



"This 4 inch celluloid by Brian Campbell has stirred up some controversy. One of just 27 made."


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The 13 campaign buttons attacking other V P candidates