Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Brooklyn exposed the frustrations the Clinton and Sanders camps have been having lately — Clinton losing 7 contests in a row, Sanders failing to appreciably narrow the gap in delegates. But there’s nothing so frustrating as trying to solve this week’s ScutttleButton puzzle.
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.
If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix it/Keep Kirk — From those hoping Paul Kirk would seek a second term as DNC chair in 1989.
Let’s Back Ike & Dick — The Republican presidential ticket of Eisenhower and Nixon in 1952 and ’56.
Stop Climbing Mountains Bob Kennedy We Need You in ’72 — Never thinking RFK would agree to run in ’68, this button was hoping for a Kennedy candidacy in ’72. It was not to be.
So, when you combine Broke + Back + Mountain, you kinda get …
Brokeback Mountain. That 2005 movie about a long-term romance between two cowboys, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.
The randomly-selected winner is Tom Bevilacqua of Tallahassee, Fla. Tom wins the coveted Political Junkie button.