Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Coffee with the Candidates

If I am jacked up today on caffeine, I blame 7-11 for providing their Obama and McCain cups only in the large size.

7-Eleven is again conducting their presidential poll via coffee cups. They call it "7-Election." Choose McCain or Obama cups and the UPC scan records your choice. Says 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto, “7-Election provides an interesting daily snapshot of the election.”

Clever idea, except they do not provide a daily snapshot of the election. The cups are in the stores and I'm drinking from one now, but nowhere on 7-Eleven's site is this mentioned, and the website "7-Election" is "coming soon." I blame IT, as they are usually prima donna punks acting all swamped and put-upon and "no one appreciates us."

A long and silly press release is here, including where DePinto calls us "citizen-customers."

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  • Great idea, sure wish they'd share the results.

    By Anonymous dirtsister, at October 1, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

  • a local convenience chain did a 'pop vs soda' campaign, and I predicted the results with perfect accuracy. One cup on the left of the fountain machine, the other on the right. The predominance of right-handed people made this one easy

    Best to you Citizen-Coffee-Drinker


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 1, 2008 at 1:10 PM  

  • Is it really a good idea to make potentially divisive advocates of a particular candidate hyperactive and caffeinated?

    The site is up now (guess it was just a few hours late?) but no results until tomorrow. Should be interesting to see, though.

    By Anonymous Cleanser, at October 1, 2008 at 2:10 PM  

  • I wonder who would win if they pulled a similar stunt in a headshop....or how about the VA.

    By Blogger thompanilla, at October 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

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