As people lined up for a Columbus, Ohio campaign rally featuring Barack Obama on October 10 2008, t-shirt hawkers lined up right next to them. Here’s what I saw:
Nice design! T-shirt made in sweatshop-notorious Haiti.
Hope that it’s made in sweatshop-free conditions. Believe what you want. Know that this one is made in Haiti, too, and sold on the cheap for a reason. Figure it out.
This t-shirt complete with flying birds and royal lions is made in sweatshop haven Nicaragua.
These aren’t necessarily official Obama campaign products, but they are piggybacking on his popularity, selling a message of progressivism on a decidedly unprogressive product. That’s not the change I believe in.