The cookies are named for the President, who stopped in unexpectedly in 2009 to buy cookies for his daughters. Sales of the maple-leaf-shaped sugar cookies surged from and average of 200 cookies/day to 2000.
I'm not sure how much sales have dwindled since then, if at all. We had to stand in line to get our Obama cookies at the Byward Market. I know the bakery sells other things, but none of us seemed able to resist these Presidential treats.