The backstory: I have a collection of political buttons dating back to the 1940s and they hang in my office. Each year, I pull out a few to display on my bulletin board. I also add current buttons to the collection and recently, some 2016 Hillary Clinton buttons were added to the bulletin board. Looking at the board, my colleague S had some questions.
S: Is the JFK button valuable?
Me: Yes, though my most valuable button is “Pretty Girls for Nixon.”
(oh, culture wars)
Me: I won’t buy any Trump buttons, so I’m using Goldwater as a stand-in.
S: Goldwater? I was 10 when Goldwater ran and he was not popular in my house. But in comparison to Trump, Goldwater is a delight.
I can’t argue with that.