March 2012

Obama Hoodies and Yoga Pants

March 28, 2012
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The Obama campaign cancelled its discount sale of 2012 “Hoodies” on its reelection apparel site. The campaign came under criticism for appearing to exploit a racially charged situation in an appeal to black voters. The unstated referent was obvious. The hoodie had become a shorthand symbol for standing in solidarity with slain teen Trayvon Martin and his family. “Million Hoodie” marches and [...]

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Are Obama’s True Believers Tired or Thrilled?

March 20, 2012
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Are Obama’s devoted followers feeling hope and change fatigue? President Barack Obama acknowledged that many of his supporters might be experiencing reelection exhaustion. “Remember what we said in the last campaign—real change, big change would be hard. It takes time. It may take more than a single term, it may take more than a single president,” [...]

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Big Bundlers Share “Dinner With Barack”

March 15, 2012
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More than three dozen of the guests at last night’s White House state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron were President Obama’s reelection campaign bundlers. The volunteer fundraising group included media moguls such as Harvey Weinstein and Microsoft corporate executives. The devoted group numbered 41 of the 364 expected attendees at the event. The bundlers [...]

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Resurrecting an Angelic Image

March 1, 2012
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Obama’s winning logo from 2008 has begun to reappear across the American landscape as his 2012 campaign rebranding blankets the nation. Logobama was essential to establishing candidate Obama’s identity the first time around. The iconic image provided millions if not billions of free advertising as devotees embroidered their jackets, tattooed their appendages, and frosted their [...]

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