posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 05:15 AM
Eager to find a way to show that she did not vote for President Bush, Berns Rothchild had an idea. Inspired by the Lance Armstrong bracelets and using
the 2004 election buzzword "Blue State" she came up with a blue bracelet to show her voter affiliation. She was not alone, and two other separate
ventures have started up selling the same item. With various messages including "count me blue", "hope", and "I did not vote 4 Bush" the
bracelets combined have sold almost 10,000.
NEW YORK - After spending 10 days in London with friends who were outspoken about their disdain for President Bush's policies, Berns Rothchild came
home wishing she had a way to show the world she didn't vote for him.
"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American," said Rothchild, who lives in New York City and voted for
Her mother had a suggestion: bracelets, inspired by the Lance Armstrong Foundation's popular "LIVESTRONG" bands, that would signal opposition to
Thousands of miles away, two women in Idaho had the same idea. So did a woman in Kansas. The result? At least three separate bracelet ventures
targeting left-leaning citizens who want to wear their political affiliation on their wrists — and at least one competitor bearing the opposite
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Bush supporters have gotten into the act as well with red bracelets. However, it amusing to see that the mainstays of the Democrat Party are so busy
licking their wounds over the last election that they are not focusing on making changes for the future. To make matters worse they are rethinking
traditional party lines with an eye on becoming more red than blue. Even sacred party planks are up for consideration like abortion. The voters
waffled on John Kerry because they could not get a handle on his convictions. Does the party think they will forget in 2008?
[edit on 20-1-2005 by Banshee]