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Buttoned Up: An election-eve political potpourri

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This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising.

Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection...

Today, a bonus: not just a look at the rare political button that was wrong two elections in a row (Democrat Adlai Stevenson lost to Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956), but, after the jump, nine others dating from the 1910s to 2008. Take a gander. -- Michael Roberts

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ERA Yes: That's "Equal Rights Amendment," not "Earned Run Average."
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Speaking of acronyms, there's a good chance the "NOW!" on this button touting 1984 vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro refers to the National Organization of Women.
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The button still adored by the Hillary Clinton faithful.
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The Pat in question is Pat Nixon, not that creepily ambi-sexual Saturday Night Live character...
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Lucey? Oh Lucey? It's 1980 third-party presidential candidate John Anderson and his running mate, Patrick Lucey -- who was never married to Desi Arnaz.
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Woodrow Wilson's slogans sound shockingly like those of John McCain.
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Kennedy? In 1980? Oh -- Ted Kennedy...
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If only John Edwards had been in office when his sex scandal broke...
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Is it just me -- or on this button, does Franklin Roosevelt really seem to be wearing the U.S. Capitol as a hat?

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