Politics Selling Obama
posted by October 27 at 9:24 AMon
Leaving the Barack Obama book talk last night, I noticed a burly white guy loudly hawking buttons on the side walk. I wandered up to get a better look, risking my hearing in the process. Some of the buttons, $5 a piece, promoted Obama for pres. Others said Superbama and featured, I think (bad photo quality), him in a cape. A couple of middle-aged black women came up and asked the man where the profits were going. He said, “DNC gets a portion.” They nodded and made a purchase. When I asked, a few minutes later, who was getting the money, the man said boastfully, “I am!” I said: “So what do you think you’ll take home tonight?” He hooked me around the neck with his arm, and, pulling me into his belly said, “Hopefully you. I love braces!” I escaped.
Anyway. Obama clearly has star power and the entrepreneurs have already caught on. Capitalism at work. At the very least, Obama will sell a lot of books.