Friday, October 8, 2004
7 News Features: Presidential Toys
Politicians aren't the only ones who toy around with the idea of being president. For merchandisers, cashing in on the campaign is an american tradition. From T-shirts to talking dolls, if they can sell it, they will make it. The nighteam's Louis Aguirre explains.
(WSVN) -- So this is what they mean by hard money and soft money. When it comes to election season, the white house can be solid gold...24 karat.
And if you don't believe me, just ask the candidates. These guys could only be commander-in-chief for GI-Joe.
Senator John Kerry: "I believe the president missed an opportunity of enormous importance."
Actually senator, we beg to differ. There's nothing enormous about these guys.
For just under $30 dollars, you can pick your favorite leader of the free world and listen to them talk too.
O.K. So maybe you can't cuddle up with the president?
But who wouldn't want their very own Barney? That's the dog not the dianosaur. Well now, you can get all of George W's furry friends online - thanks to the Presidential Pet Museum.
President Bush: "I am running with a passionate and conservative philosophy."
Did he say conservative philosophy! Mr. President, you should join us for Liberalopoly.
According to the makers, it's the game of ass-backwards politics. And did we mention the guy who made it graduated from the University of Miami.
Thomas Williams: "As you now politics is very volatile and whatever happens in the course of the primary campaign is what happens in this game."
Still not impressed. Well then forget punching in your vote.
Instead, why not take out your agression on the bush-bop.
And speaking of voting, what would any collection be without a 100 percent authentic chad bag.
Impress republicans. Depress democrats. Florida's place in history can have a permanent place in your house.
And the cost - a mere $5 dollars.
John Kerry: "It is time to reach for the next dream, to look for the next horizon."
If it's the time you're after, nobody will miss a campaign promise with these fancy watches.
You can just sit and gaze as our two candidates do what they do best - smile and waive.
President Bush: "In the world of change, some things do not change."
And that's a fact when it comes to campaign collecting.
Some things just stand the test of time. You've got your hats, your shirts, your pins...And of course, after all this, don't forget something for the kids.
The people who made the election watches have actually been conducting their informal poll. In case you were wondering, so far Bush watches have outsold Kerry watches 88 to 22 percent.
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