The pins used to be flags, but that no longer seems to be the trend. Now, the pins are small gold or silver things (containing a logo or message that is not decipherable when viewed on TV). I guess the pins are supposed to suggest the wearer is a Super Patriot or Super American of some sort. What else are they supposed to suggest?
My voting resolution: If a candidate or representative finds it necessary to impress me by wearing one of these pins, then I won't vote for him or her. Simple.