NIX on NIXON / Vote for Joe Smith
NIX on NIXON / Vote for Joe Smith

NIX on NIXON / Vote for Joe Smith

Price: $18.95
Pinback button opposing Richard Nixon for vice president, 1956.
Catalog No: 5454
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 3/4 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF
Pinback button opposing Richard Nixon for vice president, 1956. Litho.

At the Republican convention in 1956, there was a movement, led by Harold Stassen, to dump Vice President Richard Nixon from Dwight Eisenhower's reelection ticket. When Nixon's nomination went to the floor for a vote, it was unanimous except for one delegate from Nebraska, who placed the fictitious name "Joe Smith" on the ballot as a protest. After the convention, the campaign of Democrat Adlai Stevenson seized upon this and transformed "Joe Smith" into an anti-Nixon slogan.

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