Clinton, McCain and Obama's Political Memorabilia Likely to be of High Historical Value This year's Presidential campaign will likely produce some of the most valuable and sought after political memorabilia of any presidential election in history.
News-Antique.com - Apr 03,2008 - Political Memorabilia from the Democratic Primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the memorabilia yet to come for the upcoming Presidential Election will likely produce some of the most valuable and sought after memorabilia of any presidential election in history.
Who would’ve thought a worn down soldier with a lack of funds could have survived against the millionaire and the 9/11 hero to take the Republican Party Nomination? 4 months ago, John McCain would have gladly given you his autograph. If he did, today you might be holding the signature of the next President of the United States. Pretty much out of money and with little hope, his campaign posters could have been collected by the bundles.
Barack Obama, the African-American Freshman Senator running against the Wife-Senator of a former U.S. President, and the first woman in U.S. history to seek the highest office in the land, in a neck to neck race for their party’s nomination. Would we have ever imagined this scenario years ago? Four or five months ago, Barack Obama would have gladly signed an autograph for you or signed one of his campaign posters.
I’ve written two previous Blogs on this very topic, and as the Democratic contenders duke it out with one another, seemingly down to the wire, again, I stress making these memorabilia buys as soon as you can. Although items are already selling on eBay, there’s still time to collect items, if you haven’t yet done so.
However, while this presidential campaign should produce some excellent opportunities for political memorabilia buyers to make some great profits, I feel ashamed for this opportunity.
I feel as if I’m living in a country I no longer recognize. At the age of 66, I’ve seen many election years come and go. Each passing election seems to bring on new and more vicious methods of childish mudslinging. Recently, it appears that this mudslinging is not a spontaneous reaction, as it generally is with children, but instead, is a well calculated war-like maneuver. Whatever happened to the respectful gentlemanly and ladylike behavior exhibited when I was a much younger man?
It’s no wonder the social conduct of our youth leaves the older generation shaking their heads in confusion. One need only take a quick look around and make note of the way the adults in our culture behave to understand where our children’s behavior comes from.
Over the last week or so, we’ve had a man of integrity called “Judas”, a candidate’s loyalty to his county questioned, and an ex-President compared to Joe McCarthy by a General. Have the candidates lost control of their campaign staffs, or is this line of behavior given with the candidates’ blessing? If given with the candidates’ blessing, then this is no more than a well thought out back door character ambush in an attempt to win at any cost. I am inclined to believe it is the latter, otherwise the campaigns would’ve fired the staffers circulating this smut. The