I wouldn’t be surprised if his rich supporters bought tons of this crap as a way to circumvent campaign contribution limits and it’s now sitting in a warehouse gathering dust.
Via The Hill:
President Obama’s “Runway to Win” collection of clothing and accessories designed by top celebrity-designers helped raise over $40 million for his reelection bid.
The total haul from the sales of designer merchandise was revealed by campaign manager Jim Messina in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.
“That ended up bringing in just north of $40 million,” said Messina, touting the decision to sell high-priced Obama-branded items on the campaign website.
The line which included items ranging from t-shirts and handbags to scarves was the idea of Vogue editor and Obama supporter Anna Wintour.
Wintour hosted several fundraising dinners for the president and helped pull in fashion industry luminaries, including Vera Wang and Tory Burch, to contribute the work to the campaign shop.