The presidential race in October, Stephen Colbert said Wednesday, is “as tight as Mitt’s smile when he meets a poor person.” And corporate sponsors are getting in on the recent polling frenzy. 7/11 convenience stores, for instance, are offering shoppers a “cup poll” — a blue cup meant to represent support for President Obama and a red cup for Mitt Romney. The Obama cups are currently on top.
“Are we sure they’re not using four-year-old data?” Colbert said. “Because I’m pretty sure they’re using four-year-old hot dogs.”
Colbert said he worries “beverage-based polling” demeans the political process. But thankfully Pizza Hut will step in next week, offering anyone at the town hall debate who asks the presidential candidates about their pizza preferences a lifetime supply of free pies.
“And just to be clear, that’s meant to be a reward,” Colbert said. “Folks, I love this. What could be more American than using our electoral process for product placement? I mean, Mitt Romney is already sponsored by Koch.”
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