Change we can cash in on

Posted by Rob Walker on January 20, 2009
Posted Under: Politics

By now somebody must have observed that the Obama economic stimulus plan is clearly premised on (frugal?) consumers buying an absolutely unlimited amount of Obama tchotchkes.

Here is Slate’s slideshow with some examples. Sadly not mentioned: The “Obama Victory Mugs” ($24.95 for a set of two), “Keepsake T-Shirt” ($32.95), and copies of tomorrow’s newspaper (order now!) on offer in the Barack Obama section of the New York Times online store.

In other Obama-culture news, Studio 360 did a segment on Obama art this weekend. April 13, 2008 Consumed on that subject is here. Not enough Obama for you? Link roundup on Obama art and products and marketing here. Search this site for “Obama” for even more.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

Rob – Too little too late, but I realized during the Inauguration I should have created Obama logo soap and sell it as hope on a rope.

You know I would have sold them one way or the other too. THAT’S the funny part.

Written By Kevin Dugan on January 20th, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

I think these might be the worst Obama related product I’ve seen yet. As opposed to the custom shoes a few people made early in his campaign these are real, deal production line shoes…

Written By Ira on January 20th, 2009 @ 5:12 pm
Written By D on January 20th, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

Man, Walker, you’ve got to get those shoes. Really, make a nice display case and then apply for tax-free status. The first museum…

Written By cousin lymon on January 21st, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

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