So, tomorrow’s the big day when this election will [supposedly] draw to a close. I’ll be glad to be rid of the catty comercials, but there’s still a part of me that has enjoyed watching the new ways that candidates get their message out to the public.
For the past three elections, 7-Eleven convienence stores have run their 7-Election campaign. Each store offers blue coffee cups for Obama and red coffee cups for McCain. Cup sales are tallied and posted on www.7-election.com.
The 7-Election national results (as of 10:00am Central on Monday, November 3) have Barack Obama ahead by 20%, and winning in every state with a 7-Eleven franchise except New Hampshire and North Carolina, which are ties. The interesting part of this campaign is that according to 7-Eleven, in 2000, the George W. Bush coffee cup outsold Al Gore’s cup by just 1 percentage point. And, in 2004, the 7-Election results were identical to the national results, with 51% for George W. Bush and 49% for John Kerry.
This will definitely be an interesting – and historic – week. Go Vote!