Get Ready For Hillary: Weird Campaign Merchandise Coming Your Way


What looks like the first large-scale effort at marketing the still-unofficial campaign to put Mrs. Bill Clinton in the White House has gone live on the Internet.

The Ready For Hillary store appeared online sometime earlier this week, selling promotional T-shirts for a cute price of $20.16. An array of buttons, stickers and iPhone adornments can be had for less, along with a pricey baseball hat or “Ready-to-Go Bag” ($35 for each). If you’re a true pauper, you can at least give the website your information and come away with a free bumper sticker.

The site is the work of a so-called “super” Political Action Committee (PAC) that’s already attracted the support of some recognizable names — like retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, who endorsed Clinton after mulling his own bid for the 2008 Presidential nomination. Clinton herself is still coy about her plans for 2016.

However much support the super PAC raises, Ready For Hillary is evidently taking a “do-no-harm” approach in its recruitment efforts, hoping to raise money without damaging Clinton’s reputation. The group is capping donations at $25,000 and has pledged to disclose the source of every donation that exceeds $250.

The kid-gloves approach likely owes to the protracted gossip that surrounding the buildup to Clinton’s candidacy announcement ahead of the 2008 election, which some party analysts believe stagnated her campaign in the face of President Barack Obama’s aggressive, but much briefer, flirtation with voters.

Well and good, but the weird imagery the PAC is using to promote Clinton has some people wondering how to overcome the marketing challenges presented by, as the Daily Caller observes, “an aging female candidate who has been in the public eye for more than two decades and has lots of baggage” and who, for the Democrats, will represent a generational step backward compared with the still-youthful Obama.

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Describing the T-shirt graphic is an aesthetic challenge, but let’s say it looks something like a Gerber-baby label rendering of the terrifying moment Shelley Winters stepped out of the 1960s and re-emerged from a dense, uglifying fog of old age. It’s not exactly inspirational, unless you’re part of some fetishistic subculture… which, come to think of it, is a pretty apt assessment of most Clinton enthusiasts.

By all means, feel free to put your own spin on Clinton’s ad graphics in the comments section; I’ve given it my best shot.

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  • Warrior

    Really? What is the point of placing bumper stickers and wearing shirts, hats, buttons, et;,al. with politician’s names and party monikers plastered all over them? Do you people have NO sense of any self worth? Astounding, just astounding. And get rid of those stupid union stickers on your vehicles and your front windows. Stop being a follower. It’s past “Time” to Grow Up!

    • skippy

      WOW Warrior~~~~you are so spot on!!! Great post – thanks
      Stupid union stickers is RIGHT! LOL

  • village idiot

    Said it before and will say it again. No need for elections in 2016. It has already been decided that America will have Hillary as their next President. No problem there, she has all the qualifications some of which could make a hardened criminal blush, but hey that is what America wants isn’t it, after all only criminals are permitted to run the show, or am I mistaken?

  • Fed up

    If you can still find a copy of the video “The Climton Chronicles”
    see what true scum the clintons are.

  • FreedomFighter

    Name it Mr Bill

  • momo

    We need another Clinton about as much as we need another Obama or Bush. In other words not at all.

  • David169

    I’m not sure who is on the T-shirt picture but it certainly doesn’t look like Hillary. The image is actually attractive. I want a Hillary T shirt with her crying with the caption “What difference does it make now”.

    • rocketride

      That would make an excellent parody shirt. Right next to the “I don’t recall. . . I can’t remember. . .” one. And the “My Husband Lied, and the Kiddies Fried!” one.

      Seriously, though, right after Waco, I had a custom t-shirt made. It had a picture of the Branch Davidian “compound” and the caption “It’s for the Children.”

  • rocketride

    I could just see Sheldon Cooper wearing that t-shirt. Seriously, what’s that shirt trying to say that Hillaroids would even want said?

  • rocketride

    That has existed for a long time, his name is “Bill”. The Chinese were the main customers.

  • TPM

    Maybe we can get a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young revival going, to sing of Hillary and the wonderful job she did as our Secretary of State. They can write a new protest song, to include the lyrics ” Four Dead in Benghazi “