Barack Obama Campaign Button, 2008

Summary

In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama ran against Republican John McCain for the presidency of the United States. The Obama campaign used "Yes We Can" as their optimistic rallying cry. The slogan was plastered on a wide array of campaign materials. "Yes We Can" reflected the themes of "Hope" and "Change" that brought about the election of America's first African-American president.

In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama ran against Republican John McCain for the presidency of the United States. The Obama campaign used "Yes We Can" as their optimistic rallying cry. The slogan was plastered on a wide array of campaign materials. "Yes We Can" reflected the themes of "Hope" and "Change" that brought about the election of America's first African-American president.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

2008

Subject Date

2008

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.136.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Matthew R. Galvan.

Material

Metal
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Blue
Gray (Color)
Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.25 in

Inscriptions

On front: YES,/ WE CAN!

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