Obama & Fitch


This is a still from Barack Obama’s Tuesday night post-Pennsylvania speech, he was speaking in Evansville, Indiana.

I’m not sure whether it was just some Obama fan groupthink, a well-executed guerrilla marketing campaign, or a product placement plan, but take a look at the three guys standing behind Obama. You’ve got a guy on the left in a black tee with the word “Fitch” running vertically, a gray tee with “A & F,” and a dark tee reading “A. Fitch.” They’re all shirts branded for preppie-porn clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.

Now, personally, I don’t really buy into the whole “Obama’s an elitist” craziness, but really, someone’s got to have some say about who’s standing behind the candidate for something like a nationally-televised speech after one of the most closely-watched primaries of the season, and having something that looks like a coordinated group pushing $30 tee shirts…well….