Personally, I like the idea. I like the "thinking outside the box" on the part of the campaign, and I like the new potential revenue source on behalf of NASCAR. However, I don't think the UAW, not to mention a significant percentage of Michigan voters, are going to be too pleased to see the Democratic candidate for President sponsoring a Toyota (especially when you consider that the candidate is already facing problems in Michigan due to the way that state's primary election was handled). So the bottom line is a good concept with a poor execution, as this may end up costing him more votes than it gains.
Aren't a lot of Toyotas assembled in America? In fact I think a number of them are fully made and assembled within the United States (6, if you believe Wikipedia, with an 8th plant to be built in Mississippi later this year)
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
Originally posted by ZundianAren't a lot of Toyotas assembled in America? In fact I think a number of them are fully made and assembled within the United States (6, if you believe Wikipedia, with an 8th plant to be built in Mississippi later this year)
Yup; all with non-union labor, and none in the state of Michigan.
I remember back in the primary when some Hillary supporters thought it would be a great idea for free publicity by linking their candidate to filly Eight Belles in the Kentucky Derby. 'nuff said.
And then to think it's a good idea to plaster your candidate on the hood of a car that runs every other weekend, and can't possibly be competitive, even if you avoid the spectre of a literal car wreck?
Of course, if we could get Lee Marshall back to provide the weekly Obama/NASCAR updates on Countdown, I may be persuaded to withdraw my objections...
Originally posted by Super Shane SpearI'm not entirely sure that it's in Obama's best interest to try and get "NASCAR fans" to vote.
What's that supposed to mean? Is it any different than Clinton or Obama cutting a promo during WWE Raw?
I love this idea; it's nice for the candidates to reach out to people who would otherwise probably wouldn't care.
I have a few issues that haven't been mentioned. First off: BAM RACING? I'm sure it would have been better in talks with Joe Gibbs, or even Hendricks Motorsports. I mean, if Ken Schrader (yeah, I know, WHO?) doesn't qualify, then the sponsorship idea won't work out.
The Baltimore Sun has an article about the electoral votes today. Of course it's not gospel, but they have Kerry up 175 to 159, with each man having an additional 63 electoral votes leaning their way, for a 238-222 Kerry lead.