November 4th, 2012 at 22:30
I have not seen the Goldwater one in ages.
November 5th, 2012 at 04:31
I worked for him in small store front headquarters in North Miami at least 20 hours a week for 8 months. I was 15.
November 4th, 2012 at 23:03
November 5th, 2012 at 04:32
So am I.
November 5th, 2012 at 02:00
I haven’t seen either of them. Very timely, Carl.
November 5th, 2012 at 04:33
I used to have a museum quality button collection 1898-2000 about 400 pieces.
November 5th, 2012 at 07:44
When people talk about dirty politics, they apparently didn’t live thru this election when LBJ said if Goldwater was elected, he’d start a nuclear war. I also recall an editorial cartoon from that race that has stayed with me all these years.
November 5th, 2012 at 08:19
I think the “Daisy Girl Mushroom Cloud” ad was broadcast only once but echoed dramatically. There is an anti Goldwater button depicting this. The irony is that at peak there were 500,000 US troops in Vietnam and LBJ got 36,000 soldiers killed in his presidency so who was the real war monger?
November 7th, 2012 at 22:43
Exactly, but I feel LBJ did not seek re-election because of Viet Nam.
The cartoon I’m thinking of was a drawing of Goldwater throwing mud on JFK’s grave. Very distasteful.
November 8th, 2012 at 05:09
I never saw that one. Chances are that RFK would have won the democratic nomination from sitting president LBJ in 1968 over Vietnam.
Snoring Dog Studio
November 5th, 2012 at 08:34
These are hilarious. Yes, politics never changes at all.
November 5th, 2012 at 09:19
There are more but just did not have at hand this morning.
November 5th, 2012 at 09:02
“Light Bulb” Johnson? You’d think that would be meant to imply that he had lots of good ideas? These buttons are really something, Carl. Thanks for sharing and educating – had never seen the likes of these before.
Civil Rights Act and Medicare milestones but Vietnam results of stubborn old man who did not want to be the first American president to lose a war.
November 5th, 2012 at 10:18
You don’t see creativity like that any more..Not that, that is a bad thing..
November 5th, 2012 at 18:47
The jokes are often the candidates nowadays not the buttons.
November 6th, 2012 at 00:25
So true, so, so true.
November 5th, 2012 at 15:59
November 5th, 2012 at 18:48
I should have researched and posted a few more.
November 5th, 2012 at 20:01
Where did you get them Carl?
November 6th, 2012 at 15:14
These are copies off the net but I used to have a museum quality collection, over 300 pieces 1896-2000. None of the particularly rare but decent representation for all candidates. Was probably worth $12,000. I donated it to the Masonic Home for the aged in Florida.
November 6th, 2012 at 14:29
November 6th, 2012 at 15:16
Doesn’t take much to laugh at politicians.
November 9th, 2012 at 15:26
ya said it Carl … we can get our chuckles even when their mouths are shut!
November 7th, 2012 at 15:17
I don’t know who Goldwater was – my shame!!
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