The frontiers of Obama merch

A vendor hawks Obama-themed condoms for collectors, excited inauguration viewers

By Natasha Lennard
January 21, 2013 11:18PM (UTC)
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(Alex Seitz-Wald)

Our own Alex Seitz-Wald, while reporting on the ground at the inauguration ceremony, has come  across a number of vendors hawking Obama-themed wares. He was particularly struck by this gentleman. "He's holding a very thick stack of cash with many $20s,"  read Seitz-Wald's dispatch:



Last year, Salon noted that novelty Romney and Obama prophylactics were spotted at a protest in New York. Romney rubbers were nowhere to be seen on the Mall today.










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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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