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Buttoned Up: An election-eve political potpourri

This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising.
This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising.

This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising.

Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection...

Today, a bonus: not just a look at the rare political button that was wrong two elections in a row (Democrat Adlai Stevenson lost to Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956), but, after the jump, nine others dating from the 1910s to 2008. Take a gander. -- Michael Roberts

Speaking of acronyms, there's a good chance the "NOW!" on this button touting 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro refers to the National Organization of Women.
Speaking of acronyms, there's a good chance the "NOW!" on this button touting 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro refers to the National Organization of Women.

ERA Yes: That's "Equal Rights Amendment," not "Earned Run Average."
The button still adored by the Hillary Clinton faithful.
The button still adored by the Hillary Clinton faithful.

Speaking of acronyms, there's a good chance the "NOW!" on this button touting 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro refers to the National Organization of Women.
The Pat in question is Pat Nixon, not that creepily ambi-sexual Saturday Night Live character...
The Pat in question is Pat Nixon, not that creepily ambi-sexual Saturday Night Live character...

The button still adored by the Hillary Clinton faithful.
Lucey? Oh Lucey? It's 1980 third-party presidential candidate John Anderson and his running mate, Patrick Lucey -- who was never married to Desi Arnaz.
Lucey? Oh Lucey? It's 1980 third-party presidential candidate John Anderson and his running mate, Patrick Lucey -- who was never married to Desi Arnaz.

The Pat in question is Pat Nixon, not that creepily ambi-sexual Saturday Night Live character...
Woodrow Wilson's slogans sound shockingly like those of John McCain.
Woodrow Wilson's slogans sound shockingly like those of John McCain.

Lucey? Oh Lucey? It's 1980 third-party presidential candidate John Anderson and his running mate, Patrick Lucey -- who was never married to Desi Arnaz.
Kennedy? In 1980? Oh -- Ted Kennedy...
Kennedy? In 1980? Oh -- Ted Kennedy...

Woodrow Wilson's slogans sound shockingly like those of John McCain.
If only John Edwards had been in office when his sex scandal broke...
If only John Edwards had been in office when his sex scandal broke...

Kennedy? In 1980? Oh -- Ted Kennedy...
Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?
Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?

If only John Edwards had been in office when his sex scandal broke...
Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?
Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?

Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?

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