July 30th, 2008
06:52 AM ET

Obama Backs Larry Craig? A hot-button issue

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/28/art.button1.cnn.jpg caption="An image of the mistaken button, courtesy of CNN affiliate KPVI."]
Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

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.


Filed under: Raw Politics
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Charlotte Coombes

    Please, no more "in depth" about the adds of either presidential candidate. Show them or not, but let us decide what we think of them. Report things that are news worthy, if there are none, as today, don't report anything about either one. Give the public a break!

    July 30, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  2. lampe

    You Obama supporters, are such sore winners,it makes me sick. You act like he can walk on water. He has no experience what so ever, on anything. If Obama wins it will not be because he is the better man. It will only be because he is not a White man. Obama and his supporters and The DNC, made some back room deals,and lied and cheated to win. OH! and by the way he is only THE PERSUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, in case you don't know what that means he still has a month to fall flat on his face. McCAIN\CLINTON08 what a dream ticket that would be.

    July 30, 2008 at 8:56 pm |
  3. JC- Los Angeles

    Does Michelle Obama know that her husband has made such a radical "change?"

    July 30, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  4. Sue Sweeten

    I am so tired of hearing Obamas comments about McCain and McCains comments about Obama, I may not vote for either one. I would like for each candidate to spend 5 mins on the issues of the economy and Iraq and tell me what they would do about these issues instead of spending 15 mins telling me what their opponent would or would not do. I understand the spoken language. I don't need each one pointing out the others answers to the same question.

    July 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  5. Valarie in Castro Valley, California

    Quite frankly I laugh at people who makes those comments. It has to be quite sad to be them. Pretending to the world to be something that they are not and writing stuff like that on a blog. This is an important election on all levels. McCain supporter trying to make their candidate something he will never be. Sadly, he is campaigning for rich and can't even relate to someone like the other blogger unless he is talking to him about war. If McCain wins he will at the pumps grumbling like the rest of us. But he has to live with the fact that he could have voted for change but choose the later. Hopefully American will make the right choice for president which is Obama or we will all suffer through hard times with McCain and more years of Bush economic. Everybody can't be the brightest crayon in the drawer.

    July 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  6. Ayse - London England

    Obama needs to remember that The West Wing was just a tv show – There is no need for life to imitate art.

    July 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  7. Child of God

    Jon Von,

    Now, I normally don't respond to any of these idiot blogs; however unless you are black, DON"T SPEAK FOR US!!! If Obama was not black, I strongly believe that all of this negativity would not even be an issue. John McCain is a leader, okay explain why he cannot manage a good campaign, that should be the first sign. His age will definitely come into play. He is old school and nothing will change that. So don't be mad because we are now staying up and thinking for ourselves. It is very sad to read the responses to some of these blogs. Just racist. However, I bet the same people would not dare make half of these comments, outside of cyberspace.

    It really makes me no difference who the Democratic nominee was, I would never vote Republican. When it comes to experience, I would rather have someone in the oval office, who cannot be persuaded by lobbyists. This really does shame me to be an American right now. Racism will always be here, but this political race, who brought it back to the frontline. Thank God that we as a people will no longer tolerate it. We will do whatever we can to make sure everyone of us votes.

    July 30, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  8. Michelle Fonthill Ont,Canada

    Very funny I think they did this on purose just to create more hype and contoversy surronding Obama and bring more political jnuk that could easily be bought up on ebay sold or not sold?-that is the question!

    July 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  9. brenda

    Boy! It is amazing what some people will do to try to make Obama look bad. This is not a mistake. Do you realize how difficult it would be to make a mistake like that? It was obviously done by someone who supports McCain. not funny

    July 30, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  10. Jon Von

    Obama, The Great Pretender
    Suzanne Fields of the Washington Times, quote "the golden tongued seducer" and that he is. Because he has convinced black America to back him up to 95%. Not a single ancestor was a slave. One small part of him is black, which he pretends he is exclusively. When in fact he is more white than black, he is more of Arab descent than black. His ancestors were more likely to be slave owners or slave -traders. Arabs, main business for hundreds of years in East Africa.
    John McCain 26 years in congress
    22 years in Military
    Obama 143 days in congress
    0 days in Military

    July 30, 2008 at 12:57 pm |
  11. Jim

    Larry Craig is a victim of our heartless society that refuses to accept the public restroom homosexual lifestyle. Perhaps a 10 billion government program will help those who have been victimized overcome our prejudice.

    July 30, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  12. seah ohio

    Maybe Craig is a very good friend of Obama

    With his collection of dear friends he would fit right in Obama's List.

    July 30, 2008 at 12:53 pm |
  13. Heather,Ca,US

    Well I guess Larry Craig's wide stance he could reach across the aisle.

    July 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm |
  14. Annie Kate

    How funny – these will probably turn out to be collector items and sold for outrageous prices on Ebay. At least the laugh is free but I wouldn't blame Obama if he's not laughing.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    July 30, 2008 at 10:10 am |