I saw my first John McCain bumper sticker while driving home from work the other night. But what struck me wasn’t that I hadn’t seen one until now. What struck me was the color scheme:
Black and gold? First of all, those are Army colors. McCain was a Navy guy. But beyond that, I got to thinking: who’s the last person to run for president in a general election who didn’t have red, white, and/or blue as part of the bumper sticker color scheme.
I know there are collectors of campaign memorabilia in the News Cut audience. Step forward.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.