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Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Tom Bragg came from Dallas to sell bumper stickers and buttons. He makes only enough to pay for his gas.
"Did you want this bumper sticker," he joked with me. It said: "Hot chicks vote republican." I told him I don't have a car. He said maybe we could put it on the CNN Election bus.
He had a few others to offer:
"Does this ass make my butt look good" – (with Obama's picture). "Give me liberty, not debt." And "Buck Ofama."
He says he campaigns for "love and passion."
"I'm riding this horse all the way to Florida," he said of his button business. It frustrates him that the candidates aren't more detailed about their economic plan and he sees this as his way to get people talking.