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08-30-2012, 09:02 PM

in part:

And two other button sellers were trying to navigate the deep divide between Paul supporters and the rest of the party. They learned that you couldn’t display Paul and Romney buttons at once: Both sides would be so offended that you’d never get their $5.

But the free market worked.

Kenni Anderson, 31, and Shelley Aldred, 47, came up with a way to make money from both camps. Most of the time, they displayed all Romney buttons. The worst-seller was, again, a big picture of Romney’s face.

But they kept a practiced eye out for Paul fans.

“You can tell,” Anderson said. Soon, a crowd of delegates walked up with thick beards, cowboy hats and shirts with slogans about Texas.

“Ron Paul,” Anderson said under her breath, nudging Aldred. “Ron Paul.” They flipped their display boards around, to reveal a store of Paul buttons hidden on the back.

08-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Ha! that was a fun read.

I for one think a button with Romney's big ole mug on it would be hilarious to wear. I can only imagine the comments it would garner.

The New Fury
08-30-2012, 09:44 PM