Delegates, schmelegates: everybody knows the real race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is going on at Quacks on 43rd. The bakery is selling Hillary and Obama cookies, shaped like 'H's and 'O's, and keeping track of which is selling better. Much like the delegate process, Obama had a lead already (239-134 at 8am Saturday) but was quickly pulling ahead (261-144 by 2pm, three times as many sold per hour.) Final figures will be posted by Quacks on Monday.
Less reported is the burger-on-burger bust-up at the Cypress Bend Cafe, with the Clinton Classic Patty Melt going up against the Obama Burger (a BBQ bacon cheddar burger.) The winner of the combo-meal caucus will be reported here as soon as we get figures.
There is still no word on sales figures for John McCain emergency rations, Mike Huckabee-brand wafers, or Ron Paul silver (standard) dollar pancakes.
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