Looks like the Barack Obama campaign is not leaving any marketing idea on the table. Reports today indicate that Obama will sponsor a NASCAR car. He will be the primary sponsor of BAM Racingâ€™s #49 Sprint Cup car for the Pocono race on August 3rd with the option to continue the sponsorship if desired.
Hopefully this will go better than John Kerryâ€™s famed â€œWho among us does not love NASCAR?â€ moment in 2004. While that famous quote may have never been said, itâ€™s safe to say that Kerryâ€™s NASCAR appearance didnâ€™t exactly earn him any conservative cred. Iâ€™m not sure Obamaâ€™s name flashing around in a loop will do much good either but, hey, who knows?
For those of you who know the sport: Ken Schrader will reportedly drive the car. Now, that team will have to qualify on speed, meaning the Obamamobile could be left on the sidelines for the main race. Although who here wants to bet on a fast start followed by some slow moments, then a powerful surge before slowing and just barely qualifying?
FYI: The car will be a Toyota but thereâ€™s no word if Obama will insist it be a hybrid.