Much is being made of President Obama hawking “hoodies” on his campaign website. The hooded sweatshirts, along with other clothing emblazoned with the Obama name and logo, are being sold at BarackObama.com.
But conservative bloggers wonder if the sales of the hoodies are an attempt by Obama’s camp to capitalize off of the headlines surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a grey hoodie when he was gunned down.
Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, 28, claimed he shot the 17-year-old Miami high school student in self defense on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida.
Obama, who said “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” sent out a tweet on his Twitter.com account announcing the sale of the hoodies on Monday.
“Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?,” wrote conservative blogger Allah Pundit.
Our president couldn’t possibly be so odious as to try and cash in on the case, could he?, wrote another conservative blogger, who accused Obama of “pimping hoodies”.
He added: “How long until Obama’s showing up in public wearing one?”