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Buttoned Up: Dukakis and Bentsen, stylish losers

Ooh, pretty.

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...

The buttons pressed to promote the 1988 presidential team of Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen are among the most elegantly designed in recent decades. Turns out, though, that good graphics aren't the key to electoral victory... -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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