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I bet that NIKE or Adidas are kicking themselves for not signing Obama to an endorsement contract.  A report from CNBC touts that “Obama is breaking records for the most merchandise sold of a single person in the history of the world over the last two and half months“.   Here is the tally:

  • QVC has sold over 100,000 items so far
  • QVC will have an Inauguration Show next week which is sure to double that number
  • Merrick Mint, selling colorized quarters with Obama’s face $15 million.
  • Major newspapers are selling “commemorative” back issues from Nov. 4 for more than five times the cover price.
  • There’s even a “Hot 4 Barack” Hot Sauce.

What is funny about this, is that the makers of the products do not have to cut Obama in on any of the profits.  Oh, I almost forgot, some of the profits from the sales will be confiscated in the form of income taxes.  I guess Obama will get the last laugh.


Written by opinionoregon

January 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm

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  1. I know what would really sell. Those blue filters that you find at the bottom of the men’s urnal in public restrooms. An Obama likeness could be a great place to aim. Maybe the end result would be less “spillage” since there is a target.

    Billy Swicher

    January 16, 2009 at 12:35 am

  2. Maybe he should get a cut of the profits and help to pay down the debt.


    January 17, 2009 at 4:44 am

  3. The QVC Inauguration show is one show too much. We will be subjected to the non-stop love fest this weekend and Monday.


    January 17, 2009 at 4:50 am

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