March 17, 2013

My Obama 2012 Pin Collection

A little while ago I shared a sample of my [not baseball card related] patch collection.  Along with patches, I also collect pins with a majority of them being political pins which goes nicely with my political card collection.  Although I'm about as liberal as Republicans think Barack Obama is, I'm an equal opportunity pin collector with the respect to presidential or congressional campaign pins.  I think Michelle Bachmann is certifiably insane but there I was at the Minnesota State Fair braving the Republican Party tent to try to get one of her pins.

For Christmas my father gave me this unassuming box.


Which was filled with all the campaign pins that the Obama/Biden campaign issued during the 2012 election.  


If you donated money at a certain level you were able to receive all of the pins designs that were used in the campaign.  This included both the common pins that you often see and some harder to find ones that were specialized to specific demographic groups...such as "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders For Obama," "Nurses For Obama," and voters who speak Hebrew.


Along with that special interest group which make up slightly more than half of the population.  


They also had two variations of the Latino buttons with Spanish signo de admiraci√≥n.


Here are a few more buttons from the box that I enjoy starting with this one as a screw you to the birthers.  


This one was the standard pin of the 2012 Obama logo. 


And of course The Bidenator gets his own pin too!


If Biden gets one Bo gets one too!


And here are three that are just general "Vote Obama" type.  I really like the italics font used in this first one.  





2 comments:

Hackenbush said...

Cool! Love the Made in the USA one.

Commishbob said...

I'm a political pin collector as well. And despite being a somewhat ambivalent Democrat I too am an equal opportunity collector.

I got a bunch of Obama pins with a donation. My Romneys came from eBay. ;-)