More merchandise for Obama

United States
January 15, 2009 10:32am CST
Now he is in comic books. Yep he is in a comic book with spiderman. We have coins, plates, shirts, key chains and just about everything you can imagine with Obama on it so I guess I am not surprise by this. But really when is enough going to be enough. What do you think about all the merchandise with Obama on it? Is it starting to get out of hand?
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
15 Jan 09
But there has always been a lot of brouhaha arounding a first term presidency. I was at one of my three weekly library sales on Wednesday and found amoung the book donations, four old sets of paper dolls from the first Clinton administration. Of course, there will be more merchandising etc around the Obama administration. Just as there was around the Kennedy administration. There is always a lot of excitement around groundbreaking presidencies. (First Catholic, First African American, etc) For many people the burden of second class citizenship is being lifted and they are going to revel in it. It's a positive thing and I really don't think we can ever get too much of that.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Well it certainly does not lend anything to the dignity of the office of hte president. No matter who the president is. I still see the commericals for the coins and plates on tv at least twice every day.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
you don't find it cheesy? All the merchadise? What next.... Nike airObamas? or Obama happy meal toys?
@irishidid (8563)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Typical trailer home decor. Right next to the velvet Elvis and the leg lamp.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
yep
@murderistic (2280)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Actually during the campaign there was a comic book that was double-sided, one side Obama one side McCain, so this isn't technically the first Obama comic book. But I do think that making our leaders into comic book figures is kind of ridiculous and doesn't say much about America.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
I did not know about the other comic book. I think that one was uncalled for too. I mean really come on...it the presidency. Lets have just a little dignity about it.
@celestos (814)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I posted a discussion awhile back about this same subject and many Obama supporters thought that I was being silly for bringing up the insane amount of products being covered in Obama.Guess I wasn't being to silly.
• United States
16 Jan 09
I am really getting tired of it. Especially the commericals.
@celestos (814)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I personally think its great America elected the first black president but my opinion about him as a president is poor.He can sell fire to hell surely but can he get America out of the hole we are spiraling down? No because it isn't possible for one man to do in fours years,it won't happen and he himself has said it won't happen. So why are they spending 150 million dollars for his inaguaration,tell me it's because he is a great politician.Bull.Why is everything except toliet paper covered with his face or logo,it isn't because he has "changed" anything for the better yet. It is obvious why and that is because he is the first black president and would have won the election regardless. People who hear an opinion,my opinion automatically assume I am a racist.That is fine if someone would think that just because my opinions different, I don't care.That is the reason he is on everything because past presidents have been on alot of things throughout the years,but I am sorry Clinton was never in a Spider Man comic.It surely is a great thing America has got over the race hurdle and it is a celebration for all races period but enough is enough. I would love to turn on the news just one day and not hear what the Obamas are naming their freaking dog.
@redhotpogo (4398)
• United States
15 Jan 09
He's got alot to live up to. All the hype. and really I don't think he can. He didn't do anything when he was a senator. And even now when he's asked about things he avoids answering them. Add in all the expectations people have of him, that would be hard on anyone to accomplish, and i smell failure. He better get with it fast, or george w. bush will become a fond memory for even the most crazy antibushers.
• United States
16 Jan 09
You may have a point. He has been overhyped and that could come back to bite him in the you know what.