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. fairandstraight

    No weapon formed against Sen. Obama will prosper.

    Obama 08

    July 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  2. Jeff

    Is that Karl Rove I smell?
    Or did I step in something rancid?

    July 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. mwm

    anyone smell a rove tactic?

    July 28, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Proud American

    Everyone loves a winner.
    Obama '08

    July 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. csimp

    Frieda, NYC and other PUMA people:

    We do not want, nor need you bitter, pathetic Clinton supporters, so don't get it twisted.

    July 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. merlinus99@yahoo.com

    I'm surprised it's not a picture of LARRY SINCLAIR!

    July 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Christopher in TN

    At least they didn't show Craig's foot going into Obama's oval!

    July 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Jean, CANADA

    CNN...why would you post this nonsense??? This goes along the same line as the article on how a convicted, supsequently excuted (rightfully so) child rapist supposedly endorsed Obama....CNN why are you trying to SMEAR Barack with these COMPLETE FALSEHOODS??

    OBAMA 08, 12 the truth.

    July 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Joe in NJ

    It just blows my mind that people are blaming EVERYTHING on a Republican conspiracy. Get a life! I bet 99% of the population wouldn't even have know that it was Craig and not LaRocco on the button

    July 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. Real Issues

    This only bites the Republicans back harder.

    July 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. F.O.Daboh

    pls bro you can stay with any body you like because you are the world leader for peace

    July 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Obama all the way 08/12

    Could this be compared to McShame using his Surge on Cindy while he was out cheating and still married to his injured wife?

    July 28, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  13. Catty

    You people need to LIGHTEN UP!!! It was a mistake...something that we can laugh at!

    July 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. RSB

    It's stuff like this that turns people away from politics. The RNC seems to think the only way to win is to scare people or spread crap like this. Think again! Some of us do know the difference, we're tired of it and we'll see you in November.

    July 28, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  15. R Edwards

    That's right; blame the Republicans. What idiots you people are. If by some chance Obama wins, we will see who's talking after he takes office and we are in a real mess. Yes, people need to research the candidates and not be influenced by the liberal news outles, ie; CNN, MSNBC and others. Liberals they are. And most of their anchors were educated at liberal colleges by liberal left wing professors who would do anything to undermine the government. Obama needs to be stopped at all costs and by whatever means necessary.

    July 28, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. joe

    McCain/Clinton campaign workers are behind these buttons no doubt.

    July 28, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. JO

    Those buttons will be worth a lot of money a few years from now (if Obama becomes president, that is...)

    July 28, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. Cathy in MD

    This has nothing to do with the price of rice ... or milk, or gas! Move on to some worthwhile news reporting, please. Thank you.

    July 28, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  19. Ron democrat turned independent

    the only thing obama seems to change is his friends where are all the people he started with.

    July 28, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  20. atypical

    sometimes you just gotta laugh.
    the universe does have a sense of humor, eh?

    Obama 08

    July 28, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  21. Ron democrat turned independent

    I guess Obama as changed his mind on his religion. in the people's magazine interview he says he does not buy gifts for his children on christmas or their birthdays.guess what neither do muslims.it's against their beliefs. how many co-incidences do we need before we get the picture

    July 28, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. Tina - Sacramento, CA

    Yep...the more I stay in tune with these blogs, Texas Trail Dog, always appear, he must be unemployed and very bored with his life, because the more I read his blogs, the more HATE HE IS DISPLAYING....go and get a life Trail Dog...

    Oh, I get it. your just not a happy person...maybe if you show some kindness your life will improve..

    Obama, is a great leader.

    July 28, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. Moira in Toronto

    The oddest Batman ad Robin I have ever seen.

    July 28, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  24. bossom buddies.

    Dude! Craig and Obama are so gay!

    July 28, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. rayster

    If you alow this crap to continue, you deserve falling dollars other countries hating you deficites that choke progress idiots as presidents wars internal strife.
    You are really stupid if you allow this to continue and not step up and protest this crap. stop with cnn if they continue to post garbage like this
    Wolf if you have poeple on the air stop sticking your stupid interuptions so they have to say what you want them to say
    I am out of country but I can vote and now it will be for Obama and I will push every yank I talk to to go that way

    July 28, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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