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Bad News Jay..... Obama trounces McCain ... in sales of T-shirts, badges, caps...

Ojamas get your Ojamas here, while supply lasts........

Obama trounces McCain ... in sales of T-shirts, badges, caps...

Barack Obama is trouncing John McCain in the race for the White House -- at least in sales of T-shirts, badges, baseball caps and other campaign merchandise.

"Everyone is going for Obama," a sidewalk vendor whose stand was smothered in Obama and McCain T-shirts, along with garb for visitors to Washington, told AFP.

"We sell about 70 percent Obama stuff -- way more than McCain," said the vendor, who asked not to be named.

Obama-embroidered baseball caps sat in the center of the stand; the absence of a McCain equivalent was striking.

"I don't think our wholesaler makes McCain baseball caps," the vendor said.

On the Café Press website, where users create and sell products to express their political passion, Obama garb made up 66 percent of sales in the week from July 13; McCain kits made up 14 percent of sales in the same seven-day period.

McCain didn't do that much better than Hillary Clinton, who racked up nine percent of sales on Café Press -- and Clinton dropped out of the race for the nomination in June.

At Capital Noveltees, a wholesaler that supplies campaign merchandise to retail outlets around the United States, sales of things Obama were also making revenues from McCain goods look pale and flat.

Since June 15, or just after Clinton's withdrawal from the race for the Democratic nomination made Obama and McCain the lone runners in their parties' contests, Capital Noveltees has supplied 1,600 badges and 3,000 fridge magnets bearing either Obama's name or picture to shops.

Magnets and badges for McCain had sold 400 each.

That's a four-to-one advantage on the badge front and a 7.5-to-one advantage on fridge magnets for Obama versus McCain.

"In the plain black T-shirt with the candidate's photo, I've sold 8,700 for Obama since June 15," Eric Benovitz of Capital Noveltees told AFP.

The same garb with McCain's picture has sold just 650 units, he said.

"It does make you think," said Benovitz.

"Maybe the volume of T-shirt sales for Obama is indicative of a win in the election, but maybe it just means that McCain's supporters don't wear T-shirts," he said.

Capital Noveltees supplies airport kiosks, hotel gift shops and souvenir retailers around the United States.

It has already begun supplying Denver airport with Obama garb, as the Colorado state capital gears up to host the Democratic National Convention from August 25-29, said Benovitz.

"No one in Minneapolis-St Paul has ordered anything yet. Not from me, anyway," he said, referring to the city in Minnesota where the Republican National Convention will be held from September 1-4.

Meanwhile, Obama supporters can wear the latest in political fashion chic: pajamas that feature the Obama 'O' logo.

They're called ... Ojamas. There is no McCain equivalent.
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Erm, most 90 year olds don't wear T-shirts, badges and caps. I hear McCain is winning the denture trays merchandising battle...

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Au Contraire Germy Star... I've been buying all kinds of Obambi memorabilia.

and of course...

The Obamessiah’s Prayer

In the name of Reverend Wright, Obama, and Bill Ayers we pray. Obama hear our prayers.

Our Obama, who art in Washington,
Hallowed by thy children.
Thy Presidency come,
Thy Legislation be done,
In Washington as it is in Chicago.
Give us this day our daily gas ration,
As we repent for our carbon addiction.
And lead us not into trepidation,
But deliver us from George Bush.
For thine is the Presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court.
For eight to ten years.

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Oh, and of course my favorite...
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These are popular in the Flatiron district right now....
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