Why are convention delegates like kids at a birthday party? Goody bags. Apparently, “goody bags” filled with an assortment of products are handed out at political conventions in this country. These two packages are from the collection of our foreign-journalist friend who attended the 2004 Republican National Convention here in New York.
The M&M‘s are packaged in a patriotic, yet non-partisan style—(red, white and blue with flag)—suitable for dispensing at either convention, to Democrats or to Republicans.
Kraft, on the other hand, took a very different tack, making a specifically pro-republican package to dispense at the republican convention. Did they also make a Democratic version of the package?
Digging around online, I was able to confirm that they did indeed hedge their bets and also handed out Democratic Mac & Cheese boxes at the 2004 Democratic Convention.
(comparative photos of both Dem & GOP boxes follow after the jump…)