A recount in Florida? Why, that sounds as familiar as … an easy ScuttleButton puzzle waiting to be solved!
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.
L.B.J., Please Stay! — Some Democrats hoped President Johnson would change his mind and decide to run again in 1968. But he did not.
Nixon “C” Agnew — The “C” stands for Row C on the New York ballot, which was occupied by the Conservative Party. They backed the Nixon-Agnew re-election effort in 1972.
Back Up Lindsay/Vote Column A on Election Day — A 1965 NYC button promoting John Lindsay for mayor and the rest of the Republican ticket, which was then on Row A.
Brahms. Not Bombs — A sensible choice.
So, if you combine Stay + C + A + Brahms, you kinda get …
Stacey Abrams. The Georgia Democrat who, had she won last month’s election, would have been the nation’s first black woman ever elected governor.
And the randomly selected winner is … Dolina Millar of Ithaca, N.Y. Dolina wins the coveted Political Junkie button.