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Election Fever

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Are you caught up in all the political debates? Whether you follow the twitter feeds of the Donald,  align yourself with Bernie or are ready for another round of Clinton leadership... Often we support our candidates by posting vehemently on Facebook, trying to convince our friends to vote our way too. We talk about it on social media and in coffee shops and cafes. I even saw a bulldog wearing a political statement on a tee shirt! Well you are following a time honored tradition of visual political support.  In the past it was buttons badges or colors. Back then social media was only as sophisticated as a conversations and rumors - and what you wore signaled your support. For women's suffrage it was three colors white, green and purple. For the presidential election it was a small button badge - with a photo or likeness of your candidate or a catch phrase enticing others to support them as well. Get swept up in the elections of the past by collecting a few of these small tokens of history.  

Besides this is way more impactful than the final four. Because depending on who wins this election will directly affect your life as the leader of this country. Choose wisely, and make sure you get a campaign button for your collection!

Look at this gorgeous example of Lincoln's campaign button from 1860 via wikipedia

Look at this gorgeous example of Lincoln's campaign button from 1860 via wikipedia