Hillary's campaign-at-the-moment is submitting five t-shirts for your vote. This one, at left, is one. I find this image interesting, if only because it captures her figure and I'm not sure if the figure is what represents the idea/iconography. But. Whatever floats the boat of the Pantsuit Queen.
Atlantic Monthly has a superb article on Obama's fundraising and keys much of his success to capturing the Silicon Valley power early on -- where age, experience and such don't matter as much as essence and abililty. The article, Amazing Money Machine, notes that Obama has excelled in this campaign by applying online technology to raising money and organizing with an amazing suite of fundraising tools. The campaign’s focal point is My.BarackObama.com, which is an extension of the social-networking boom designed to give users a "practically unlimited array of ways to participate in the campaign. You can register to vote or start your own affinity group, with a listserv for your friends. You can download an Obama news widget to stay current, or another one... that scrolls Obama’s biography, with pictures, in an endless loop. You can click a “Make Calls” button, receive a list of phone numbers, and spread the good news to voters across the country, right there in your home. You can get text-message updates on your mobile phone and choose from among 12 Obama-themed ring tones, so that each time Mom calls you will hear Barack Obama cry “Yes we can!” and be reminded that Mom should register to vote, too."
I've noted before the importance of connecting. Hillary's late-in-the-game t-shirt idea with an appeal to have everyone pitch in and vote for their favorite, is just sad.