An exciting week of politics, with more candidates getting into the race and others about to do so. What makes it complete of course is … ScuttleButton.
How to Play
ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression. Guess the correct phrase and you could be the proud winner of the coveted Political Junkie button!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
John Lindsay for Mayor — A liberal Republican, he was elected in New York City in 1965.
For U.S. Senator/Jacob K. Javits — Also a liberal Republican from New York, he was first elected in 1956 and served four terms.
Gene McCarthy for President in ’68 — The Democratic senator from Minnesota was an unsuccessful candidate for his party’s presidential nomination.
Tom Gill Governor — He lost the Democratic primary in Hawaii in 1970 and ’74.
Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt Serves All of Us — An Arkansas Republican, he served in the House for 13 terms, from 1967 until his retirement after 1992. In 1974, he famously defeated one Bill Clinton in a close race.
So, when you add John + Jacob + Gene + Gill + Hammerschmidt, you kinda get …
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Reportedly, his name is my name too.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Justin Broderick of Salt Lake City, Utah. Justin wins the coveted Political Junkie button.