Sunday, October 26, 2008

CONE OF POWER


Nine days out and Barack Obama is winning all the opinion polls. But he also won a lesser-known poll last week.

According to the fine folks at Baskin-Robbins, more people voted for their flavor "Whirl of Change" ("Peanut-Nougat ice cream whirled with chunks of chocolate-covered peanut brittle and a caramel ribbon") than "Straight Talk Crunch" ("Caramel ribbon, chocolate pieces, candy red states and crunchy mixed nuts swirled into White Chocolate ice cream.")

The vote was close -- 51 percent to 49 percent. The icecream giant didn't break down the numbers according to electoral college votes.

For the record, unless they make a sugar-free version, I won't be trying either flavor.

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