Since it’s Election Day, all sorts of businesses that have nothing to do with politics or the election are making half-assed grabs for attention by doing something vaguely election-related. Take, for example, the blog post you’re reading, or the poll conducted by Gold’s Gym that asked participants which candidate would make a better workout partner. The shocking results, in press release form:
Determined to “weigh in” on a potentially neglected campaign issue, national fitness leader Gold’s Gym conducted a nationwide poll of more than 3,000 gym-goers to determine which of the two candidates
would make the better workout partner… Delivering a landslide victory, Obama captured 70% of the vote to defeat Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain (27%).
Wow. Truly shocking. Shocking that 27% of people would rather work out with a septuagenarian whose body was broken so horrifically during Vietnam that he can’t raise his arms above his head. That’s a way better workout partner than someone a quarter-century younger who stays fit by playing basketball.
But no, great job, Gold’s Gym. You’ve really gotten to the essence of what this election is all about. I’m going to write in my vote for Richard Simmons!