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. Mai

    These two men are probably more alike than different.. I would buy one of the buttons. Just tell me where.

    July 28, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. It Be Me

    Independent Voter....
    ********I can't imagine why any Hillary supporter should cross the street to cast a vote for this man. No one I know will do such a thing. A man of no character and no accomplishment whatsoever – you can't be serious! And Barry doesn't express any interest in Clinton other than her money. So what else is new? The Clintons owe Barack and his gang absolutely nothing. I hope they only give lip service to this charleton and are way too busy to appear with him or for him.********

    LMAO....
    who are you kidding....clinton and 'all her money' came crawling to Obama to pay off her debts......
    Get over it already....SHE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Pat

    I wish someone would report on McCain's infidelity with Cindy! No one knows this, but it's true. Hillary's women wouldn't be rushing over to him if they knew his history!

    July 28, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Bud

    Craig wasn't just arrested. He was convicted. Bad Karma to those responsible. Shame on the Republican Dirt Machine. NOT NEWS! Bad reporting is always bad reporting. Find a story.

    July 28, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. w.l. jones

    At lesat the button did not spill black berry juice on one face.

    July 28, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. Brenda of Saginaw ,Michigan

    Well,well,well, I knew that I did not like the Republicans for some reason and this is the reason why. Them ( the republicans) and the rest of the dirty dogs are nipping at the heels of Obama because they are afraid of any one that have a brain and can think for themselves. The younger generation are a smart lot and they don't need someone dictating to them who to vote for and to listen to the lies of the older people. This is how Hitler won.

    OBAMA 08

    July 28, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. Greg

    Any American who has researched Obama's voting record would be smart enough NOT to vote for NOBAMA! Anybody who voted against making English the language of the United States is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. If you check the record of Obama you will see he voted against English as our national language in an ammendment to immigration bill 1348 on June 6, 2007. Obama, KEEP THE CHANGE! You are qualified to be our Commander-in-SHEEP! Thanks for your service FUTURE PRESIDENT MCCAIN!!

    July 28, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. Kevin

    Completely appropriate!

    July 28, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. LynnB

    He's going to give us change all right – change we won't want or believe in!!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Independent in Iowa

    I want one of these buttons! Of all the crazy stuff this has topped it off! LOL!!!!!! I can't stop laughing about it!

    July 28, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. texas DEM

    vote hillary for vp.

    July 28, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Chris - Hemet, Ca.

    No harm no foul and I'm sure Sen. Obama got a laugh out of it. What's more important might be the obvious lack of leadership at that "Ohio company" for that kind of mistake to happen at all.

    July 28, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. Frank, Atlanta, GA

    CONSIDER THE SOURCES,,,,CNN,,,YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR REPORTING THIS STORY , WHICH AMOUNTS TO A REPUBLICAN ATTACK AD.

    THE SOURCES???......according to CNN Idaho affiliate KPVI.

    The buttons, created by an Ohio-based company called Tigereye Design

    SO...CNN...ANY NEWS ABOUT THE OHIO BASED COMPANY OR THE CONSERVATIVE IDAHO AFFILLIATE?????????

    VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA ... IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO !!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. An American

    In other breaking news from the non-partisan network known as CNN... McCain had a piece of skin removed!

    July 28, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Jim

    See? I TOLD you we should have had Hillary...they wouldn't have put Larry Craig next to HER!

    July 28, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  16. Lola

    I would love to show these buttons to all of my friends. How can I get them? Ha ha ah ahhha !!!!!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  17. Tre

    yeah. oops right? like oops heres 10,000 tax free campaign dollars. Thanks.

    Obama 08

    July 28, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  18. Obama all the way 08/12

    Alexander Mooney is a best friend of McBush,McCheney McLooser. Hannity and Rush .

    Cnn take these creeps along and move in with Fox by this printing you have just proved you are one in the same .

    July 28, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. Larry WI

    Too funny obama pictured next to a homo. Only in OH. A change we can believe in, right.

    July 28, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. Linda of Atlanta

    Posting these vulgar comments on here about Obama is beneath "The most respected name in news". Where is your famous moderation machine? Or, do you just use moderation to screen out Obama supporters?

    July 28, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  21. Hussein Means Handsome

    America is no country for bitter old men.

    July 28, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  22. Joe

    Slow news day. Grow up, CNN.

    July 28, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  23. Do it yourself

    If the shoe fits... ha ha...

    Pretty funny...

    July 28, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  24. Obama4change

    It is odd how CNN closes all the comments area for important stories, but keeps this one open. CNN thinks we are stupid!!!!

    July 28, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  25. ShirleyY - Seattle

    JOHN MCCAIN DID THIS.

    July 28, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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