How do you support the presidential candidate of your choice?
By biting his head off, of course.
Not literally, but somewhat close. Since the beginning of the week, Frog n' Kiwi Cafe in University Place has been asking its customers to cast their votes by buying sugary cookies that bear the likenesses of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
That's right. Whether you support the Prez or the Challenger, you can show your support by eating them, one presidential chunk at a time.
Careful, senior citizens. Your blood sugar, as well as your Medicare costs, could jump depending on whom you choose.
There are also cookies with a Democratic donkey and a Republican elephant for those who lack the appetite for a politician. (Insert your own joke here. Trust me, I've thought of plenty just reporting this.)
Much like the actual presidential race, this one's pretty close. As of Wednesday morning, Obama leads Romney seven cookies to five, although one customer who purchased a Romney cookie made clear that he was doing it for vindictive purposes. Something about buying the morsel and crumbling it immediately.
Ugh, politics are ugly. And wasteful.
In the other race, the donkey leads the elephant two cookies to one, although the pachyderm is winning on style points. Its lone vote was cast by a 3-year-old who simply likes elephants.
The sugary election has been so popular that the cafe has run out of presidential cookies. It's expecting another batch in the coming days.
The race at Frog n' Kiwi will last through the election. There won't be any TV ads or debates. Just old-fashioned, boots-on-the-ground, Tammany Hall campaigning.
So, if you truly care about the people's vote, if you are a true fan of the democratic process, stop on by Frog n' Kiwi. Once there, purchase your choice for commander-in-chief, get a cup of coffee or milk and chomp away.
That delicious taste? It's not sugar. It's democracy.