Regular or Decaf?
We all make hundreds of choices every day, but the one we'll
make collectively on November 4 is the biggest as a nation that we get to make
for the next four years. And everyone from Madison Avenue to
Some of the best election-related marketing gimmicks we've seen are around food.
One restaurant in
(photo credit: Dan Haggerty)
The Obama burger is ahead at the moment, 369 to 143 for McCain at last count. It's actually not too far off the latest projected electoral vote counter on Yahoo's Political Dashboard which Tuesday predicted 344 votes for Obama and 167 for McCain.
D.C. food blog Metrocurean has a lengthy roundup
of the creative candidate foods that
Even Baskin Robbins is featuring seasonal flavors Straight Talk Crunch and Whirl of Change.
One of the largest efforts is from convenience store chain 7-Eleven, which is asking customers to choose their candidate by the cup and having stores tally the results on the 7-Election web site. Nationally, Obama cups have the lead at 59%. The map lets you see who's ahead in your state and provides links to national news sources.
Maybe we will be able to predict the outcome based on what kind of coffee you drink. But I'd like to think PBS viewers take a little deeper look at the candidates and the issues.
Tonight, Frontline premieres The Choice, an in-depth look at both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, tracing their political histories and the rise to be their respective party's candidate. The film, which Frontline has produced for every election since 1988, will also be available to watch online, beginning at 9pm Tuesday.
But don't think PBS can't get in on the fun side of the election, too. For your midnight snack, try the newest flavor from Ben and Jerry's: Chocolate Lehrer Cake, named for NewsHour anchor and moderator of the first debate, Jim Lehrer.