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more obama cups sold

A good one is the 7-Eleven convenience stores.

This is the fourth election cycle where the 7-Eleven chain has launched its “7-Election” promotion. Customers can choose coffee cups representing each Presidential candidate, and the chain then tracks and tallies the sales of each to predict the outcome of the election.

The slogan on their website reads: “Help predict the winner. Grab a cup of hot, fresh coffee and cast your vote.”

And their poll has accurately predicted the winner each time. At the time of this post, the “7-Election” poll shows that Obama is leading with 59% of the cups or “votes”, and Romney has 41%.

(The poll for California shows 62% for Obama, 38% for Romney.)

On Sunday, I went to my neighborhood 7-Eleven store and bought a cup. I asked the store owner about the sale of the cups. He replied, “We’ve been selling mostly Obama….we had to reorder the Obama cup three times!”

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fact check

(pic: mediaite.com)

Michele Bachmann’s grasp or understanding of international politics has at times been rather puzzling, and perhaps also, archaic.

The Republican presidential candidate appeared last Sunday on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

During the interview, Bachmann discussed Middle East issues, and she said this on Iran: “Iran has also stated they would be willing to use a nuclear weapon against the United States of America. I think if there’s anything that we have learned over the course of history, it is that when a madman speaks, we should listen. And I think in the case of Iran, that is certainly true.”

You could see from Amanpour’s expression and body language that she was quite incredulous at that statement. It also hinted at impatience.

When Bachmann completed her point, Amanpour said: “Congresswoman, of course the United States is concerned about the nuclear program. Iran denies that it has one, so it hasn’t threatened to use them.”

That was classic!

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