Obama Can’t Lead The Show Without Blackberry

- By Bossip Staff

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Livesteez is reporting that Barack Obama will not let go of his Blackberry, and an endorsement deal would be worth around $50 milli:

President-elect Barack Obama is having a hard time parting with the sleek, black gadget glued to his palm. “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday in an interview with CNBC and The New York Times. “They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” Obama acknowledged in a nationally broadcast interview Thursday that the Blackberry is a concern, “not just to the Secret Service, but also to lawyers.” White House officials have worried that a president’s e-mails can be subpoenaed by Congress and the courts, and may be subject to public records laws, according to Yahoo! News. While Mr. Obama is dreading the prospect of being forced to give it up because of legal and security concerns once he takes office, makers of Blackberry can’t complain, considering the free advertisement they’re getting out of the deal. Obama doesn’t have a contract to promote the handheld device, but if he did, it could be worth millions. “This would be almost the biggest endorsement deal in the history of endorsements,” said Doug Shabelman, the president of Burns Entertainment, which arranges deals between celebrities and companies. “He’s consistently seen using it and consistently in the news arguing — and arguing with issues of national security and global welfare — how he absolutely needs this to function on a daily basis.” Mr. Obama is an ideal marketing representative, other agents say — popular, constantly in the news and explicit about his attachment to the product. “You always want the celebrity to be a good fit with your brand, and is anybody considered a better communicator right now than Barack Obama, or a better networker?” said Fran Kelly, the chief executive of the advertising agency Arnold Worldwide, who estimated that an endorsement by Mr. Obama would be worth $25 million. “It couldn’t have a better spokesperson.” Mr. Shabelman put the value even higher, at $50 million or more, because the endorsement is worldwide, according to The New York Times.

We feel the same way, Mr. President. SMH @ sleeping with our Blackberry right next to our heads.

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  • http://jcock23@hotmail.com Lite skin Sin

    *Texting Mr. President Elect Obama*

  • ✿☆ Luci@n Div@♥★ ♥

    1st

  • Lacombe Redbone (Creole by default)

    Bossip, y’all so damn messy!

  • QUEEN TINA

    fourth! Dam

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    After his term he should get that guap!

  • SANTI

    That is ONE sexy man!

  • Vivs

    Better him fighting over a crackberry than them finding him in a hotel room smokin crack…

  • I GOT IT LIKE THAT

    blackberry been riding for obama early in the game .. they publicly endorsed him and made some kind of obama swag for purchase on their website

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    I support Barack Obama 100%

  • Blago Baby

    shiiiyyyaatt

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    TOP 12 CrackBerry HEADz!! !

  • Playlist

    Barack Obama is at a point in his career where what ever product he uses the company will endorse him.

  • This I Know

    crackberry is a hell of a drug!

    I just got a blackberry a couple weeks ago, and I love it. It keeps me organized. So, there has to be a way he can keep his. Maybe the blackberry company can create a specially designed handheld just for Barack that the Secret Service would like. He is the first tech geek-in-chief already, so he needs to be on the forefront of all things technology to led the country.

  • OBAMA----My President has more SWAGGER Than Yours !!!!

    B needs to let it go … he “Got PEOPLE” no he dont need th BlackBerry . Let it Go B Let it Go!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    Well, they don’t call it crackberry for nothing.

    I’ve had serious withdrawel problems when I broke mine…

  • Sarah

    he shouldn’t have to let go of his blackberry! below is a pic of what the expression on barack’s face would be if anyone ever took it away from him
    http://meetthefamous.com/photos-videos/details.php?story=4491

  • ms meca

    I AGREE TO WHOEVER SAID THEY LOVE THEIR BLACKBERRY!!!! ME TOO!!!

    DANG MAN I WONT THAT NEW BLACKBERRY TOUCH SCREEN !!!

  • Queen of The Universe!

    All hail the President! There are ways around Mr. President. Give the man his cell phone, and stop using my name in vaine imposters!

  • KS629

    I sleep next to my BlackBerry!! Right next to my pillow! I can’t ever go back to a regular phone that just calls and texts. Maybe the iphone can be a possible replacement but I’d choose a BlackBerry over an iPhone or any wannabes anyday!!

  • Gymo

    The Secret Service is right, if enemies get ahold of his BB ESN they can track his movement and even zero in on his signal by using the BB signal as a paint, like what we do to the terrorist with our guided missiles, also you can hack into his data that same way.
    The answer would be to route him through the FBI Servers that when someone sends him a text/mail it is really sent to the FBI Server which then proxy-it/forward it to him and his messages would do the same. The FBI would also prepare copies of the communications for the National Archives as per law.

  • Make sure yo azz is on that plastic!

    how cute, Bama is a crackberry addict.

    he should take that money and deposit into the stimulus package he is talking about…sike

  • verizon employee

    @ ms meca

    I work for verizon and be careful what you wish for. The Blackberry Storm looks cool but if you are used to “power emailing, texting, and instant messaging” like myself and other blackberry addicts it just isn’t the same. RIM has already released a software patch to fix some issues they are having with it but no big improvements from what I see. I say wait until all the bugs are out the software. I’m holding on to my Curve until then

  • http://myspace.com/lydellchrome A C

    all money aint good money barack

  • Tanya

    Well everyone here in jamaica and their mama got one, like duh, he is used to having it. But on the real if it is a secret service or security issue he needs to think about it seriously.
    Love him though and he can do no wrong by me.

  • http://bossip AKEYS

    I don’t Blame Barack it’s like my Crack

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