July 28th, 2008
04:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Campaign buttons show Obama with Larry Craig

An image of the mistaken button, courtesy of CNN affiliate KPVI.
An image of the mistaken button, courtesy of CNN affiliate KPVI.

(CNN) – Barack Obama likes to stress his willingness to work across party lines, but Republican Sen. Larry Craig probably isn't the Illinois senator's top choice when it comes to showcasing his bipartisan credentials.

But campaign buttons mistakenly featuring those two politicians surfaced over the weekend under the Obama campaign's motto "Change You Can Believe In," according to CNN Idaho affiliate KPVI.

The buttons, created by an Ohio-based company called Tigereye Design, was supposed to feature Obama alongside the Democratic Senate candidate in Idaho, Larry LaRocco. A retired editor for the Lewiston Tribune noticed the mistaken buttons and printed them in Sunday's edition.

LaRocco's campaign says the buttons weren't ordered by them, but rather a commercial firm that sells campaign memorabilia.

Craig, who was arrested last year for allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room, is not running for reelection.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Larry Craig
soundoff (318 Responses)
  1. An Independent Hillary

    OBAMA/CRAIG 2008???

    This is funny!!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. LetsHelpAmerica

    Well, it doesn't really matter whose picture is on a button with The Fraud, Obama!! It makes larry Craig look good!
    Obama is ARROGANT, CORRUPT, INEXPERIENCED and has more baggage than United Airlines!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. Roger

    This is obviously one of McCain supporters dirty campaign tactics.

    July 28, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. lance coardill

    maybe Obama hurt his hip in an airport restroom, hyper-extending it in some foot tapping effort.

    July 28, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. BOB FROM MISSOURI

    Beauties at ease.

    Look better if they had a Toilet seat for a frame. Don't aee a fat lip. Poor boy, just do some more Flip , Flops

    July 28, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Steve From Dallas

    I WANT ONE!

    Obama / Craig ... a toe tapping duo. That is soooo funny.

    July 28, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. Marge Hibbing Mn

    Two peas in a pod, altho their sexual orientation isn't the same they sure look like the belong with each other.

    July 28, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Dumbama thought it was a compliment.

    July 28, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. Obama_My_President

    More Republican dirty work. When will these people grow up?

    I know, when the other guy is leading (Obama), use cheap shots to disparage him. Perhaps you folks should be worrying about McInsane's SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE in Iraq. Clearly the surge can't identify sectarian violence and like it's biggest promoter, it doesn't understand the complexites of kurdish, Sunni, Shi'ite and other ethnic Iraqis struggle for existance.

    The Republicans just don't get it. You claim to be God-fearing and Godly, yet you are always involved in evil behavior. Go figure..

    July 28, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Jody Monroe

    That would definitely be a "change"!

    July 28, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Edith Arkansas

    The unethical smear, brainwashing and fear mongering continues among people like the McCain campaign, Hillary Clinton Supporter Chirsty Adams who is so angry to the point she is making fear mongering statements aganist President Candidate Barack Obama outrageously questioning Obama's abilities to lead even after his spectacular visit to the Middle East I really believe this woman is a closet racist because her arguments baseless,others is Sean Hannity Rush Limbaugh and others. Everytime someone make negative remarks against Obama, Obama suppoters go out and register 10 -20 new register of voters throughout the United States. Obama Nov.

    July 28, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  12. Eileen Talamantez

    Are we really asked to believe the photo of Larry Craig was a mistake?
    Not many of us fell off a turnip truck...dirty politics is dirty politics. We recognize it.

    July 28, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  13. Chris

    I bet the Obama campaign did this on purpose, just like they released his prayer at the Western Wall. Has anybody read George Orwell's "1984" or "Animal Farm?" Didn't think so. You people have no clue what you are asking for.

    Just say no to "Big Brother Obama."

    July 28, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  14. Sarah

    Some random business trying to make money prints buttons with Obama and Larry Craig, and we're supposed to care...why?

    Why is this even news?

    Good grief.

    July 28, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. MizLiz

    ...tap tap tap.....

    July 28, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  16. JR, Plymouth

    Are we sure Rove hasn't returned?...

    July 28, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. Tshadow

    NOW let the games begin, Nasty, dirty vile tricks the the bag is opening up.

    SHame , Shame shAme

    July 28, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. Carol

    I'll bet Larry Craig would love to be "with" Obama ;-)

    July 28, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Pete

    Politics and Barack make strange bedfellows...?

    July 28, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  20. Taggart

    They should have put B. Hussein's photo next to Jeremiah Wright's. That would be much worse than Craig.

    July 28, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  21. GOP hate America

    sad thing is the conservatives will believe this as true because pins and slogans is what they go by thats why they think Bush is a patriot because he wheres a flag pin

    July 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  22. janey

    sorry, dems–but butons were made up by dems–can't blame repubs for this one–

    July 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  23. Ob Idaho

    To Mike TX
    Barack is doing a fine job of managing his campgain. Hilary didnt do so hot running up a 20million in the red?

    July 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  24. Kim, Dallas, TX

    Not only will the right wing stop at nothing to bring Obama down, but the news stations that report such triviality are part of the concern.

    July 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  25. Neal

    Yeah there needs to be an investigation and law suit.
    That'd put a stop to dirty tricks like that.

    July 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
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