The identity of both parties’ presidential nominees became a little clearer this week, after Donald Trump’s sweep and Hillary Clinton’s near-sweep in the five primaries at stake. Less clear may be this week’s ScuttleButton 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.
(Model T Ford car) for President — It’s for Gerald Ford, not Bob Carr, from 1976.
Re-elect Senator Greenleaf (on a leaf) — Pennsylvania Republican state senator from 1986.
Column E/Save Hudson County — As if anyone could save this county in New Jersey.
Joe Arena for Congress 1980 — Lost the Republican primary in Maryland’s 2nd District that was won by Helen Bentley.
So, when you combine Car + Leaf + E + Arena, you kind of get …
Carly Fiorina. The former running mate of Ted Cruz.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Elizabeth Carr of Port St Lucie, Fla. Elizabeth wins the coveted Political Junkie button.