There comes a point in time when an individual has to admit that he was wrong. I believe that I have reached this point with respect to the massive trinket marketing effort surrounding soon to be President Obama.
What I had previously viewed as an obsurd linkage between "the political realities" of a President and the "American Idol" type marketing effort which within the entertainment and personality space - I now see that these two points are intractably joined.
Instead of hating on the people who are marketing these items I need to instead see that they are simply FULFILLING CONSUMER DEMAND for these trinkets. They are also making money all the while.
I am at fault.
I should have decoupled my scrutiny and sensibilities from my observations and instead should have stepped in as a SUPPLIER - making money while making people happy. This ultimately would have lead to my own happiness since I would have profited from delivering such as service.
The picture above is a snapshot of an SUV that I saw parked in a parking lot around town. This person makes signs and was advertising his array of goods that are available for purchase. Yesterday's "Noni Juice", "Pre-Paid Legal" and "Clean Up Your Credit - Ask Me How" is today's "Obama Posters Banners T-Shirts and Mugs".
Obama said that he would create 3 million jobs.
I need to stop looking at how the sausage is being made and instead consider the finished product.