Winning the most powerful position in the world--president of the United States--takes big money.
Campaigns are not the only organizations on the presidential money trail, however.
Good old fashioned American democracy is dovetailing, as usual, with good old fashioned American capitalism.
What I am calling “User Generated Politics” gets commercial!In “eBay to the rescue” last month, I underscored how you can get anything on eBay, even an authentic snowball from the west coast for delivery to the snow deprived east coast (well, not snow deprived any more, as of today!).
eBay now to the rescue for “User Generated Politics” campaign 2008, as well!
A search for “Hillary Clinton” yields 437 items, while a search for "Barack Obama" yields 339 items.Hillary Clinton for President 2008 Party String Lights
Will come in handy when you want to “THROW A PARTY FOR HILLARY!””
This auction is for a 12 foot string of Hillary Clinton for President in 2008 Democratic Party Lantern Indoor/Outdoor String lights, with 5 Hillary and 5 Democratic Donkey white lantern plastic covers. There is no reserve so bid with confidence. Thanks for viewing and good luck! Remember: save $$ when you buy more than one auction - just email us for a combined shipping quote before you pay. Democrat . $7.50, plus $6.50 shipping.
More commercial “User Generated Politics” in the Hillary Clinton camp on eBay:
Barbie for President Hillary Clinton "Look Alike”; $9.99, $12.95 shipping
Bill Clinton Animated Figure, husband of Hillary Clinton; $9.99, $9.50 shipping
Hillary Clinton Bewitched Spoof Tee Shirt; $15.50, $4 shipping
VIP Barack Obama Presidential Announcement Ticket
Pretend you were there! “ Barack TV vs. Hillary TV: Obama ‘08 announces, ‘the campaign is about you’"
More commercial “User Generated Politics” in the Barack Obama camp on eBay:
LIMITED NUMBER!!!! VIP numbered "red ticket" for the Presidential announcement in Springfield, Illinois February 10, 2007--a MUST for the political collector--VIP tickets will be MUCH harder to find than the blue "general" admission tickets. Payment due 7 days from auction close, money order or cashiers check
Barack Obama for President-South Park Pin Button; $5.50, $1.75 shipping
Barack Obama Hand Signed MLB Baseball, Next president?; $74.99, $6 shipping
Barack Obama President 2008 Desk Clock Vote Democrat; $15.99, $5.99 shipping
In “User Generated Politics” every vote counts, and so does every dollar!
STAY TUNED TO THIS DIGITAL MARKETS BLOG FOR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF WHAT I AM CALLING “USER GENERATED POLITICS” 2008
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John Edwards: Be my MySpace pal! and
Google wins big as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle and
Is Obama’s social network anti-social? and
Joe Biden has 226 MySpace friends: Can he connect? and
Hillary TV: Will ‘User Generated Politics’ get Clinton to the White House? and
Presidential Campaign 2008: Rudy Giuliani ‘In to win’ too?