Schlafly's Beer Ballot
The St. Louis brewery is advertising its beers with campaign slogans; drinkers can choose from Baracktoberfest, McCain's Maverick APA Ale, Palin Ale, and Hefebiden Unfiltered Wheat Ale.
The company is also offering Baracktoberfest and Palin Ale T-shirts, all endorsed with the quipping "I'm Tom Schlafly, and I approve this beverage."
In a further attempt to gauge the election through food, the Schlafly website says of the Baracktoberfest shirts: "Due to overwhelming demand, we have sold out of our first run! We are currently restocking Baracktoberfest shirts." They are, however, "very low in stock" on Palin Ale shirts, indicating a tight race.
The correlation between the national polls and the Schlafly shirt order survey perhaps indicates that Americans vote as much with their bellies as with their wallets. In any event, be sure to follow the brewery's advice and "vote responsibly."