Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., page 2
As part of his campaign platform Obama supported the continuing battle against terrorism, particularly in Afghanistan. He has also called for an end to the Iraq War, expanded health care, tax cuts for the middle class while repealing those for higher income taxpayers, support for abortion rights, and "windfall" taxes on oil company profits.
The "Believers" button references the support for Obama among Christians. During the first three centuries the fish was an early symbol of Christianity and is still commonly placed and viewed on the back of cars.
The "I Was There" button pertains to the huge celebration held election night at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois to celebrate Obama's victory. Over 100,000 people attended the event. Also displayed here are two just two of the many buttons commemorating the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2009, including one depicting both Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, as well as Joseph Biden and his wife Jill.
The "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" was a project of ABC World News. Hosted by ABC World News Anchor Charles Gibson, the ABC bus traveled throughout many of the "battleground" states during the fall of 2008. The button was sent to Al Feldstein by the producers of ABC World News in appreciation for a segment they produced with him entitled Buttons Galore. The segment, introduced by Charles Gibson, aired on ABC's World News Webcast on October 14, 2008 and was shown by numerous ABC affiliates across the country.
The small white rectangular Maryland pin was made available to Maryland Delegates attending the Democratic National Convention held in Denver, Colorado from August 25-28, 2008.
The McCain button at the end signals the beginning of our McCain collection which continues on the next page.
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