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Obama Wins Key Abercrombie & Fitch Vote


Did they coordinate their fashion choices before the rally, or is this actually a niche segment of voters that we've not seen pull together until now?

(also spotted at gawker)

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  1. Those three were hilarious, and certainly more interesting than Obama's overly long speech.

    Posted by: jmg | Apr 23, 2008 8:31:27 AM

  2. Check AF's contributions. Every spot is for sale.

    Posted by: CM | Apr 23, 2008 8:57:43 AM

  3. At one point during the speech the guy in the hideous black T got a phone call from someone letting them know they were on television. He adjusted the shirt, told the other two guys, they grinned wide and posed for the camera. Those three were way fidgety. Do guys in IN...way past the age of A&F still cling to that look?

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 23, 2008 9:01:03 AM

  4. At first I thought...Product Placement...then I realized if it were product placement for A&F they wouldn't actually be wearing clothes :)

    Posted by: willnDurhamNC | Apr 23, 2008 9:03:28 AM

  5. Gay boys 15 minutes of fame and it's all due to a crappy t-shirt company!! You know damn well those three guys hymed and hawed over who would wear which t-shirt, but it was mandatory to wear the Abercrombie & Sh*t.

    Posted by: DKNATL | Apr 23, 2008 9:08:39 AM

  6. All the more reason to have a fabric backdrop when giving a speech. Enough with the crappy crowd behind the speaker shots. All it does is distract from the viewer and the group in attendance to the speech. I'm always reminded of how Bush grabs the local Marine Reserves and makes them be his backdrop whenever he speaks. Blaah.

    Posted by: Matt Blank | Apr 23, 2008 9:15:25 AM

  7. Did anyone see the YouTube video that explains that it's possible for Clinton win? It's hilarious:

    Posted by: Noah | Apr 23, 2008 9:43:03 AM



    Too funny

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Apr 23, 2008 10:03:35 AM

  9. What's the big deal? It's only 3 guys out of a whole crowd. 95% of the people you see behind Clinton when she makes a speech are wearing Depends.

    Posted by: 24play | Apr 23, 2008 10:15:40 AM

  10. 24play


    You are thinking of Mccain

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Apr 23, 2008 10:24:24 AM

  11. First off, this was at Evansville University, so more than likely, these boys were still of the proper age demographic to wear AF. I just don't understand why Obama's handlers let them sit directly behind him.

    Oy....Oh well, I'm off to a Hillary Rally here in Indianapolis.

    Posted by: FitnessNerd | Apr 23, 2008 10:59:57 AM

  12. Oh my god I couldn't even pay attention to the speech. The guy in the green (far right) didn't stop moving / making weird faces / talking to his friends / I swear to god TEXTING behind his sign the entire time. He looked like he was fucking tweaking or something.

    And those guys are either WAY too old for A&F or have done SO many drugs/tanning that they look about fifteen years older tahn they are.

    Posted by: Gander | Apr 23, 2008 11:04:18 AM

  13. lol gander- I think the guy on the far left was kinda hot, couldn't get a good look tho..

    Posted by: daveynyc | Apr 23, 2008 11:22:05 AM

  14. Who can say they're genuinely surprised when fools for one "vogue on the outside vague on the inside" brand fall for another one?

    :- )

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Apr 23, 2008 2:34:47 PM

  15. I can't believe people pay an arm and a leg for overpriced clothes.

    Posted by: John | Apr 23, 2008 5:34:00 PM

  16. Why do people still wear clothes with the manufacturer's name plastered all over it? Its tacky and gross. And WHAT is up with our obsession over A&F, Hollister et. al.? Suspect quality, overpriced .. just sad.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 23, 2008 7:00:39 PM

  17. I much prefer the guy in the front row during Hillary's speech, who was waving the rainbow "Hillary Pride" poster.

    Posted by: theo | Apr 23, 2008 7:17:48 PM

  18. I have noticed that on a personal level, Hillary seems more comfortable around gay people than either McCain or Obama. And yeah, that probably has more to do with her gender than anything. Women are generally a little less uptight about these matters.

    That doesn't mean the she has better policies. It just means she doesn't talk to us like we're some sort of "abstract concept" or "theological construct", which the straight male politicians (even the ones on our side) have a tendency to do because they don't want to think about icky things like love and romance.

    Posted by: John | Apr 23, 2008 10:52:27 PM

  19. Does Anyone ever question what is this "Change" and how will he get it done with his limited experience?

    Posted by: Husky | Apr 23, 2008 10:54:40 PM

  20. Change into your A&F t-shirt and Hope it makes you look like a hottie? Talk about all manufactured style and no real substance.

    "The 3 Stooges: Odumb, Odumber and Odumbest" is my caption for this amusing photo.

    Posted by: ken | Apr 24, 2008 1:42:54 AM

  21. JOHN,

    wow! good on you! cogent and succinct.

    Posted by: nic | Apr 24, 2008 2:36:37 AM

  22. Aberzombies for Obama! That explains a lot about where he gets his support.

    Hillary is still the thinking man candidate.

    Posted by: dc8stretch | Apr 24, 2008 12:40:20 PM

  23. Hey these guys are my good friends. The triplets are in college and are hard working young men. They just went to hear John Mellencamp sing. So don't bash who you don't know

    Posted by: julie | Apr 24, 2008 8:01:34 PM

  24. Yes I agree I know all the triplets as well. And matter of fact one of them was my former boss. All are very accomplished business men, and I guess people are the only ones with open mind.

    Posted by: Melissa Hargrave | Dec 15, 2011 3:01:08 AM

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