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'Barns for Obama' -- Can 'Museums for McCain' be far behind?

August 11, 2008 | 12:25 pm

Okay, we have to admit, we got a chuckle out of this, and with one extra cup of coffee this morning the imagination got racing about other marketing possibilities.

Barack Obama's campaign is starting a new rural push, inviting farmers to join "Barns for Obama." No, barns don't vote. But they do offer massive billboards, and a lot of them are conveniently located within eyeshot of the nation's freeway system. Not a bad ploy. Here's a time-lapse video the campaign put out showing the conversion of a barn into a billboard.

So what else could serve as a marketing gimmick for the candidates? "Museums for McCain?" "Bars for Barr?" "Niches for Nader?" Or even special groups -- "Bards for Obama: Kicking it with the Iambic Foot?" "Maitre d's for McCain: Room for Everyone at the Table?'" "Barbers for Barr: We Believe in Trimming?"

The coffee's wearing off. Add your own marketing ideas in the comments section.

-- Scott Martelle