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Friday, August 22, 2008

Do We Have a Winner?

posted by on August 22 at 16:28 PM


After weeks of speculation and days of intense rumors, the answer to who Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would name as his running mate may have come down to a bumper sticker printed in Lenexa.

KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material. That’s Bayh as in U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Word leaked out about the material as it was being printed up by Gill Studios of Lenexa….

Gill Studios would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either.

More here.

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Um... what's your source?

Posted by M | August 22, 2008 4:33 PM

Sounds like a tropical destination.

Posted by SP | August 22, 2008 4:33 PM



Posted by michael strangeways | August 22, 2008 4:37 PM

no, NBC debunked. It's not a hoax, it's speculators trying to be ahead of the jump for Denver.

Posted by el ganador | August 22, 2008 4:39 PM

And its too ugly to be real

Posted by blaire with an e | August 22, 2008 4:42 PM

Terrible design! Can't be real. Everything from the lettering spacing to lack of Obama logog raise suspicions.

Posted by Lloyd Cooney | August 22, 2008 4:49 PM
it is believed that he could help the Obama ticket by delivering a key battleground state

Arg. Says five thirty eight:

both major parties rarely have nominated VP candidates as a strategic electoral vote collector, and to the extent they have set about deliberately trying to add a state with a VP pick it has almost never worked

Posted by w7ngman | August 22, 2008 4:56 PM

Oh man, I hope that's true.

Posted by Jennifer in Chicago | August 22, 2008 5:01 PM


Posted by patrick | August 22, 2008 5:03 PM

The pronunciation of "Bayh" always trips me up. So for that reason, I'd rather it wasn't him.

Posted by elenchos | August 22, 2008 5:04 PM

Bayh? Two "foreign" sounding last names? Game over for the Democrats, sorry but game over.

Posted by Whitworth Fag | August 22, 2008 5:06 PM

From the AP story:
"Officials said the Obama campaign had taken the trouble to print material bearing the names of several potential ticketmates thereby minimizing the significance of a report that a printing company in Kansas was churning out signs bearing Bayh's name."

Posted by bunk | August 22, 2008 5:07 PM

Seems unlikely. All they have to do is print up a few to get on the news. Also, as others have mentioned, it's not even close to the current Obama designs. No "O" with graphical elements, wrong font (especially bad on the '08), wrong colors, missing the web site address, O in Obama should be larger than the other letters, etc.

To compare, here's one of the current Obama-only bumper stickers.

Posted by rain | August 22, 2008 5:07 PM

@5 & @6: Correct. It's not the font, logo, or design that the Obama campaign would use. This one of the red herrings we're all chasing.

Posted by raindrop | August 22, 2008 8:18 PM

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