‘Obama Y’all’: The good and the bad branded merchandise on sale before the Democratic National Convention

National Post | News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It pays to the be the first at the till. Especially if you’re selling Obama swag.

The gift shop is stop number one for Obama fans and delegates filtering into the city early for the Democratic National Convention Saturday. This makeshift shop, set up on the second floor of the Charlotte Convention Centre has dealt with a constant steady stream of customers — and they’ve only been open a few hours.

They’re selling shirts made from 100% North Carolina cotton (how local of them), purple t-shirts expressing the LGBT community’s support for Obama, hoodies with ‘Obama 2012’ stylishly emblazoned down the back. And my personal favourite, “Obama Y’all.”

One woman tries to pick between two t-shirts: One with the Charlotte city skyline and ‘Charlotte 2012’ tag written across it, the other with a big blue Obama slogan down the side. I tell her the Charlotte one is…

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