Finally, they are back! The free bumper stickers for the 2012 presidential campaign. And at least for a while, until they are all given away, you can get yours. All you have to do is go to https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/om-get-your-obama-biden-sticker or click on the picture within this post to go to the official Barack Obama campaign site. If this time is like my past experiences, it will take about 2 to 3 weeks for your free bumper sticker to be mailed to you.
Please do realize that by filling out that form for the free sticker that you are giving them the right to email you and postal mail you in the future. You will be asked for donations, for volunteer time, and for support. But in my mind this is all worth it.
Oh, and for those of you worrying about sticking stickers on your car, two hints. I don’t want to put bumper stickers on my car either if they are going to damage the paint or never come off. To get around that you need to either stick your free sticker on the glass, or get some of that flexible magnet material and put the sticker on that, then on to the metal of your car.
If you do use the magnet route, please move the sticker around a bit every week or two and also make sure to clean underneath it. If you don’t, the contaminants and grit held down by the magnet can damage your cars finish. This is especially crucial if you have a metallic or semi-metallic paint job. The magnets can actually cause the paint to separate from your car and peel off when you remove the magnet.
For those reasons I plan on putting my free Obama for President sticker on my back windshield. But the magnet option is good too – as long as you take the precautions.
I have a real crisis of action and conscience on my hands. This will affect not only how I appear, but how I am perceived by other people. The question is this – how long do I leave the Obama bumper sticker on my car? Don’t laugh! This is serious. We have all seen the people with bumper stickers from an election two or three presidents ago, and it just makes those cars look ridiculous. Is the problem that the sticker won’t come off? Is the driver thinking there might be a recount? Was that the last time the car was washed? Or is the owner just living in either euphoria or denial?
I want to leave the Obama sticker on my car long enough for people to know who I supported for President and that I am happy that he won. But I don’t want to gloat either. That would be bad form and not at all in line with the bridge building we need to do. And the election is over – for the most part. Maybe I should leave the sticker on the bumper until the Electoral College does its thing. That would be the surest end, right? Or maybe I should just wait until the inauguration in January. That way during the end of the current administration my car would point to the next administration.
Or maybe I should just do it now. Get that sticker off the bumper, give the car a good wash, and move on with my life and my work. What do you thing? How long until you get tired of seeing all the election paraphernalia?
In celebration of the victory of Hope and Change in this year’s presidential election, you can get a free Barack Obama sticker. It’s designed by Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the iconic HOPE poster. And MoveOn’s giving them away totally free–even the shipping’s free.
MoveOn.org really wants to make sure everyone who helped make this day possible gets a “Yes We Did!” sticker. So please pass this on to anyone you know who might want one — they are happy to send them one, free. You can order more stickers, but only the first one is free.
Also, tomorrow, Friday, at 12:30 p.m. ET, MoveOn.org is going to offer 5,000 limited edition, poster-sized prints of the “Yes We Did—Victory!” design. So today, you can get a free sticker to commemorate this historic moment—and tomorrow, you’ll have a chance to own a timeless piece of art. For more information on the limited edition prints, visit the MoveOn.org site.