Campaign season is in full swing, for both the Democrats and Republicans. And this means candidates from both parties are doing everything they can to raise money, from pledge drives to donation dinners to online stores. Even President Barack Obama is no stranger to these fundraising tactics.
What is strange, though, are some of the items being sold by Obama’s online store. In between the expected T-shirts, buttons and stickers are some wonderfully weird items. Here are five of the oddest items you can purchase:
1. Rhodium Ball Ornament
Because nothing says Christmas like a clear ornament with Obama and Biden repeatedly written in big blue letters across the surface.
2. Basketball Jersey
Numbered 44 for the 44th president, and with the requisite red, white and blue colors. Both the front and back of the jersey have Obama on them, which seems to suggest Obama plays for his own team?
Because who hasn’t been grilling on the F ourth of July and wanted to show their support for their preferred presidential candidate? If you look closely at the metal part of the spatula, you can see Obama’s campaign logo and the year 2012 etched on.
4. Joe Biden Can Holder
How did Biden get stuck with his face on the beer koozie? (c’mon, this thing’ll be used for more than soda) Bonus points for providing an easy-to-remember toast on the side of the can holder, below our vice president’s smiling mug. “Cheers champ,” indeed.
5. Bo Car Magnet
Too bad dogs don’t have the right to vote, or First Dog Bo’s endorsement might carry more weight. Still, if you’re a fan of Portuguese water dogs and Obama, this sticker is perfect for you.
For the full list of ridiculous items available in Obama’s online store, check out this article from BuzzFeed.
– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor
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