Various banks have made public statements of support over the past few months for Barack Obama.
Here's one from HSBC we found earlier:
and another one I quite like from the YouTube fraternity for the Bank of Obama:
Cool, and over 300 million customers!
The latter ad seems appropriate as Hugh McColl Junior, former chairman and CEO of Bank of America, did say during the campaign:
"I've seldom offered my opinion in
writing and never submitted a piece such as this. The condition of our
country compels me.The economic disarray threatening our community and
nation poses critical challenges but also presents opportunity. We can
observe the presidential candidates in the crucible of crisis. Only one of them demonstrates the needed intellect, fortitude and temperament. That is why I have decided to publicly support Barack Obama."
And what is Barack Obama's first job?
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