Tag Archives | Candidate

…America likes its presidents tall and fat?

The Measure Of A President

Ever wonder how a candidate’s stature effects his chance of getting into office?

To help evaluate that question, The New York Times put together a fantastic chart of the presidential candidate pairings to see if there are any trends, and found some interesting results.

According to the chart, taller (17 to 8) and heavier (18 to 8) candidates generally do better than their shorter and lighter counterparts.

It’s not an exact science, but it does show some interesting insight into what we see in a leader.

[The New York Times – The Measure Of A President]

[Via: SwissMiss]

…Jones Soda is taking their drinks to the polls?

Campaign Cola

Can’t decide who to vote for?

Let the sodas decide!

Jones Soda’s Campaign Cola 2008 is “the one and only website where you can vote for your candidate by purchasing their bottle of cola, regardless of age or residency”.

Flavors include Barack’s Yes We Can Cola, McCain’s Pure McCain Cola, and Hillary’s Capitol Hillary Cola (though now it’s probably more appropriately named Congratulatory Cola).

Every bottle counts, so make sure to drink up to your favorite candidate, and let your opinion be refreshing.

[Jones Soda – Campaign Cola 2008]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…You can fold your own finger puppet candidate?

Obama Finger Puppet

Sure they’re touring the country, but for up close and personal interviews about issues that matter, nothing beats folding your own presidential candidate and turning them into a finger puppet.

Debates just got a whole lot more interactive.

[Fold US Candidate]

[Via: Swissmiss]

…JetDelegate will decide the race?


JetDelegate is an interesting JetMan game turned political tool where players pick the candidate they would like to play as from Obama, McCain, and Clinton, and their final score is added to that candidate’s total.

It’s more social experiment than accurate survey, but that doesn’t mean the numbers aren’t interesting.

How far will your candidate fly?

[Facebook – JetDelegate]

[Via: Montoya Herald]

…Busted Tees is having a Super Tuesday Sale?

Busted Tees Super Tuesday Sale

Show your support for the ‘other’ candidates in this presidential race on Super Tuesday with Busted Tees’ Super Tuesday Sale.

Stewart, Hillary, Gore and Cheney are all just $12, though can you really put a price on political pride?

[Busted Tees]