Cheeto-bama and Romn-eeto Face Off for Title of ‘Commander in Cheese’

Oct 3, 2012 10:48am
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The presidential campaign just got a little cheesier as Cheeto’s released portraits of the presidential candidates constructed entirely out of its cheesy snack, more than 2,000 of them.

In what is sure to be the cheesiest poll of the election cycle, fans can now vote for President Obama’s or Mitt Romney’s cheesy likeness on the company’s Facebook page. Each voter is entered to win one of the 3-foot-by-4 foot portraits.

“During the presidential campaign season, Americans constantly turn to the polls to find out how their favorite candidate is stacking up along the way,” Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing at Cheeto’s parent company Frito-Lay North America, said in a news release. “We decided to get in on the action by providing our fans with a truly cheesy way to add to the polling data. …  So we can’t wait to see who they’d pick as the next Commander in Cheese.”

Obama and Romney now join the likes of comedian Conan O’Brien, chef Rachael Ray and singer CeeLo Green, all of whom have gotten the Cheeto photo treatment from artist Jason Baalman. It took Baalman 100 hours to glue each of the 4,000 Cheetos onto black canvases to create the presidential candidates’ portraits.

Cheetos will release the winner of their “Commander in Cheese” poll on October 16.

Click here for a full run-down on the plethora of other entirely unscientific ways to predict the presidential election, from 7-Eleven coffee cups to candidate-themed Halloween costumes.

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