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. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    OMG. LMAO!!

    Hillary, where are you????

    July 28, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  2. SIMP

    These people won't give it a rest. Tigereye design needs to be ashame of it self. They know darn well what they were doing, trying to smear Obama again. There are so many evil people out there, it's very sad. This is not funny, it just shows how much ignorance is still in this country.

    Obama

    July 28, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Earl, Manchester, Wa

    I wonder what you get when you pair a hoopster with a person having a wide stance? What ever the result I think they look good together.

    July 28, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. les

    hahahhahahahahaha

    July 28, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. not important

    Is Karl Rove and republicans behind this? Neocons use dirty tricks to win elections.

    July 28, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. Amusing...

    Place your bets on that image showing up in a McCain attack ad.

    July 28, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. sPoNgEbOb sQuArEpAnTs

    Larry Craig = Mark Foley= Hypocrites = Republicans

    They claim to be against gays, but they themselves are gays.
    They claim to be Christians, who care for the Poor and pursue peace....
    .....but they give tax cuts to only the very Rich,
    .... and enjoy fighting wars with our enemies instead of pursuing peaceful diplomacy

    GOP = Grand Old Pharisees
    FOX = For Obama's eXecution

    July 28, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. keepitreal50

    Republicans are behind this and McCain, aware. I bet.

    July 28, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    The PUMA people should form their own party and Larry Craig can be their spokeswoman.

    July 28, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. Dan , TX

    Who says American's can't compete with the Chinese in business?

    July 28, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. ENE M DIAZ

    OBAMA IN AWKARD SITUATION WITH THE MUSLIM PEOPLE, BY ALLMEANS. I BET YOU DO NOT THE POINT OF THAT.

    July 28, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Susan

    This is funny, but watch McCain and his thugs say that Obama has flipped sieds!

    July 28, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. Lisa

    Oops, well maybe Obama is showing his support for the closeted Republicans

    July 28, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. James in Kamiah

    ? It was a mistake? Suuuure it was.

    July 28, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Ryan

    This is funny, but shouldn't be on the political ticker. It looks like it has nothing to do with either Obama's or LaRocco's campaigns.. just that commercial firm.

    July 28, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. Chryssa, Boise, ID

    Pretty sad, Tiger Eye. What'd you do – Google "Larry" and "Idaho" and figure there was only one?

    July 28, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. Ian

    Weren't there rumors going around that Obama was gay? This is too funny and coincidental.

    July 28, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Denise Groves

    how in the world was THAT mistake made?

    July 28, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. Obamalism

    ZOMG REPUBLICANS!!! Great Right Wing Conspiracy for sure!

    Seriously... even the republicans are more subtle than this.

    Obamatards Unite!

    McCain 08

    July 28, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. Peter

    Erm....im guessing Karl Rove will pounce now?

    July 28, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. Alice Gentry

    Now we know why BO has a sore hip. . .

    July 28, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. proud army and navy mom

    I feel bad for Senator Craieg.......He should file a law suit

    July 28, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. John Boom

    They just put the wrong Idaho senator on it. I dont think it was a trick. To those people screaming at the Republican party, get a life, everything is not a cover up, please show some dignity

    July 28, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. MemeForObama

    this is another GOP stunt to derail and discredit the democratic candidat. the gop should be ashamed of themselves

    July 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. James Hussein, SC

    Do you think that John McSurge did not know about this. The GOP is low enough to use their own people in their smear scandles.

    Vote for McSurge
    Vote for McSurge

    Timber (ex dem),

    McCain was NOT beaten! He received his injuries from the plane crash, and then squealed like a pig for help from the Vietnamese military. After then he help them as much as he could to debase our POWs there. Why is it that he only gets support from a handful of Vietnam vets? They remember who he is and what he did to them. McCain is NO hero. He is a traitor and has extorted the Vietnamese government into closing the records on our MIAs to protect knowledge of his treason against the USA. Ho hopes to make up for his evil ways by, "winning," the Iraqi war that he helped start. He was one of the original five who proposed attacking Iraq.

    July 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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