Barack Obama, Consumer-in-Chief

In an A1 New York Times profile of Barack Obama’s personal aide, Reggie Love, by Ashley Parker, Mr. Love described his unusually intuitive and intimate gig with the Democratic presidential hopeful as having, “no job description whatsoever… It was just like, ‘You just go out there and — Take. Care. Of. Stuff.'”

That stuff, as noted in the article, includes:

MET-Rx chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars

Black Forest Berry Honest Tea Tide pen (“When Mr. Obama dropped food on his tie while eating in the car between stops, Mr. Love was ready…”)

Sharpies

Advil

Tylenol

Purell

Nicorette

iPhone (“ever-present”)

BlackBerry

Canon Rebel XT digital camera (“Mr. Love keeps a photo journal of the campaign, and has more than 10,000 pictures so far.”)

iPod (“a silver Nano that he bought the senator for his 46th birthday.”)

Planters Trail Mix: Nuts, Seeds & Raisins

Dentyne Ice

Handmade milk chocolates from Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle

Barack Obama, Consumer-in-Chief