Guess we'll see how things go in 2012 -- but a couple of tidbits. For 2011, Obama's political merchandise in the aggregate beats Romney 68-32%.
Would probably be better to look at these numbers at the end of the first quarter in 2012 as it may be a stacked deck to compare an incumbent US President to a GOP contender who wasn't really in the public eye the full year.
Ron Paul, in contrast, clobbered President Obama in 2011 -- beating the President 75-25% in merchandise sales. In a press release, CafePress suggests that Ron Paul is the only candidate with the breadth of support big enough to beat President Obama. I respectfully disagree but the sales figures are interesting.
CafePress also noted that Michelle Bachmann items fell from 7% of all sales to just 2% during December 2011. Just sayin'. . .
Here's where you can check out the weekly figures on the CafePress Cultural Barometer.
This article available online at: