Weird Political Merchandise You Can Buy Online, Because Everyone Enjoys A Dartboard With A Politician's Face On It
If you're a diehard fan of making America great again, then you're in luck. Donald Trump's campaign bus was posted for sale on Craigslist for a mere $15,000. The Iowa party bus, which is emblazoned with Trump's campaign slogan ("TRUMP — Make America Great Again"), is being sold by Steve Drake, a Trump supporter who rents out party buses in Iowa. Drake told The Des Moines Register that Trump's presidential campaign had leased the bus for months before he posted it for sale. "I figured if I could sell it while it’s hot, while Donald’s hot, I would try to do that. If not, I’ll just keep it and use it."
Trump's Iowa campaign party bus isn't the only strange political artifact to be posted for sale on Craigslist — and the rest of the Internet. Plenty of odd political items, legitimate and not, have appeared online over the years. Thanks to devoted memorabilia websites, though, you can buy official political items from America's history without worrying about Craigslist scams. We've rounded up some of the best (and strangest) political items you can buy online right now.
1. Jeb Bush "Guaca Bowle"
Plenty of 2016 presidential candidates have interesting items for sale on their website, but Jeb Bush's guacamole bowl takes the cake. According to the product's description on Bush's campaign website, he and his wife "love whipping up guacamole on Sunday Funday." For just $75, you can join in their tradition.
2. Bobby Kennedy 1960s Mug
The groovy design of this retro mug almost makes you wish you could have voted in the late 1960s. Kennedy, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Eugene McCarthy in a California primary in 1968, but he was shot and killed before the election.
3. Rand Paul "Don't Drone Me, Bro" Shirt
Paul's creative take on the classic catchphrase is both clever and memorable. As the product description in Paul's campaign store put it: "This famous utterance combined the Rand Paul filibuster for privacy from the NSA with an Internet meme, 'Don't taze me bro.'"
4. Andrew Jackson's 1835 State Of The Union Address
This original pamphlet, sold by Lori Ferber Collectibles, can be yours if you're willing to part with $225. According to the product description, the 16-page document is "devoted primarily to the issue of relations with France."
5. Barack Obama Bottle Stopper
If you're a fan of our current president, you can show your support with this handy bottle stopper, which features a miniature bust of Obama.
6. Mitt Romney Action Figure
Mitt Romney may not have won any presidential elections, but if you're a fan, you can still immortalize him with this suited-up action figure. The collectible is on sale for $15.41 — quite a steal from its original price of $49.99.
7. Political Dartboards
If you have serious bones to pick with political candidates, you can take out your frustration by throwing darts at their heads. Zazzle sells political dartboards with members of both parties, such as President Obama, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush. So if you're looking for a political gag gift, this could be the answer.
8. Pope Francis Bobblehead
Pope Francis isn't technically a political figure, but he's spoken out on current issues enough times that we're giving him a pass to be included in this list. Ahead of the pope's visit to Philadelphia last week, an enterprising Etsy vendor created a bobblehead of Pope Francis sporting some Philly classics: boxing gloves reminiscent of the Rocky films, a Philly cheesesteak, and a soft pretzel.