View Full Version : As president's popularity wanes, there's less interest in memorabilia

09-29-2009, 02:53 PM
They cashed out retirement funds to build their business during the 2008 presidential campaign. Now they have 3,000 jack-in-the-boxes with smiling Barack Obama puppets inside all sitting in a California warehouse, waiting to be sprung open for $29.95 apiece.

For Barack-in-the-Box creator Heather Courtney and her husband, David Manzo, the Obamamania that drove sales so fast they could barely keep up during the inauguration is over now. Sales have slowed to a "sporadic drizzle," the 36-year-old artist said, in part because the president's just not as popular. ...

link (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33063420/ns/politics-white_house/)

Just two paragraphs because it's from AP. I can't believe they thought that these would be big sellers for more than a few months.

ralph wiggum
09-29-2009, 03:13 PM
Obviously, those not buying 0bama memorabilia are simply racists. :D

Why jack-in-the-boxes? :confused:

09-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Obviously, those not buying 0bama memorabilia are simply racists. :D

Why jack-in-the-boxes? :confused:

Why not?

09-29-2009, 04:06 PM
All Presidents drop in popularity after the election. I don't think his points drop is any worse than Presidents before him.

I do think his drop will continue for a while. If he reaches Bush's all time low, I'll be surprised. If he forces NHC down our throats that might be the trick that does it. Maybe not... people are pretty stupid and the full brunt of the NHC changes won't be felt until he's out of office.

09-29-2009, 05:26 PM
Well, CVS Pharmacy is expecting significant sales of the new "Chia Obama" this Christmas season.


09-29-2009, 05:58 PM

09-29-2009, 06:33 PM
Why jack-in-the-boxes? :confused:Because it's catchy?

Jack-in-the-box. Barack-in-the-box.

It would be like selling Wiggum wig-wams. It's stupid and you'd go broke.

09-29-2009, 06:35 PM
And with regards to the OP:

"A fool and his money are lucky to get together in the first place." ~ G. Gecko

09-29-2009, 11:17 PM

09-30-2009, 10:01 AM

Is that a rock or a turd?