“Give Bush a pink slip!” says Shelley Buschur (front, with Mends), who hopes her all-pink attire and prettified pickup will get folks all fired up to vote Kerry.
Officially sponsored mascots Flipper, Flopper and Flapper (at a rally Sept. 26) are the GOP’s soft and cuddly way of poking fun at their opponent’s decision making.
“We wanted to do something cool,” says Bush supporter Shelly Long. Her solution: rubber bands and wire used to morph her 6-year-old daughter Madison’s brown locks into a hair-raising tribute to the President.
“My belly is the perfect billboard,” says Julie Odland, 35, of her eye-popping message.
West Chester, Ohio
A quartet of Bush supporters sport homemade shirts at a Sept. 27 Republican rally.
Artist Michael Levine, 36, spent 22 hours to display his true colors in a parking lot near the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Bank One Ballpark with a 250-ft.-long Kerry” sign.
Presque Isle, Maine
“I’m not mowing it down, win or lose,” vows Richard Canty of his farm-field Bush banner, made of giant letters of tall grass best appreciated by passing planes.
Monique Hernandez, a retail manager, uses a flannel coat to make her Scottish Terrier Kerry-ier.