Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama Food vs. McCain Food

Although the Presidential election is still a few days away, some businesses, such as the three below, want to get into the action with their own election.

Visit your local 7-Eleven for the 7-Election (get it? 7-election instead of 7-11? clever) and place your vote by choosing either an Obama or a McCain cup of coffee. The website even has state by state results, although many "red" states have no 7-Eleven stores operated or franchised by 7-Eleven Inc.

If there's any post about food on this site, California Tortilla generally gets mentioned. In this case, California Tortilla is tallying the number of each of the candidate’s burritos sold from October 13th through November 3rd and they guarantee that whosever burrito sells the most will win the election.

The McCain-Chilada: Mexican rice, mesquite chicken, tortilla strips, velvety queso, fresh salsa, and shredded lettuce, rolled in a warm flour tortilla, smothered with green enchilada sauce and garnished with sour cream and cilantro.

The O-Chili-bama Burrito: Mexican rice, turkey chili, tortilla strips, jalapeƱo peppers, sour cream, and shredded lettuce, rolled in a warm flour tortilla, smothered with velvety queso and garnished with fresh salsa and green onions.

Now through, well, today, cast your ballot by ordering one of the special election omelettes at Silver Diner. The Obamalette (inspired by the candidate’s favorite hometown food, Chicago deep dish pizza – a pizza omelette?) vs. the McCainlette (indicative of the candidate’s home state of Arizona, as well as his favorite way to cook, Barbecue).

I’m sure there are more of these McCain-Obama food and drink election deals out there, but I couldn’t find any others. If you type Obama vs. McCain into Google, there are 31,900,000 results. I only got through about 13,154,120 before I gave up. If you know of any places doing this, feel free to share in the comments section.

Only five days until this is all over!


Marc said...

A small bakery near my house (in Ann Arbor) was selling McCain cookies and Obama cookies. They were practically sold out of the Obama cookies and had piles of the McCain ones. I bought a McCain cookie because I felt bad for it. The cookie did taste old and stale, though, so I thought it was a good representation of the candidate.

Hand of Godard said...

Franktuary, the single greatest hot-dog shop ever invented, has the sausage poll going on. It's the Bararckwurst vs. the Hot McCainine. I've had both and they are awesome.

During the primaries they had the Barackwust going against the Hillbasa.

Sean said...

Thanks Marc and Hand of Godard. (Barackwurst is a great name!) The P-G also had a story yesterday about a cookie contest in Beaver County.

Christine in Ohio said...

Legends-a sports bar in Green, Ohio had on Election Day-The McCain Arizona Style Quesadilla or Obama Chicago Style Pizza. I don't know who one but they both sounded good.