Obama beats McCain in kissing contest

July 15, 2008

WASHINGTON – With the presidential election four months away, most opinion polls show Barack Obama holding a single-digit lead over John McCain.

mccainobama.jpgBut in the kissing contest, the Illinois Democrat is trouncing his rival.

A nonscientific survey by the dating site Match.com found that 77 percent of respondents believe Obama would be a better kisser than the Arizona Republican.

“While the majority of our member base considers themselves ‘middle of the road,’ it appears that America is leaning to the left with their lips,” said Darcy Cameron, the dating service’s director of marketing and advertising.

The service solicited 1,433 responses from visitors to its HappenMagazine.com Web site.

The two women who would actually know about the candidates’ tongue technique, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, were not polled.

No word on whether Obama Girl and the McCain girls participated.

Photo: Obama and McCain share a hug in Manchester, NH on Jan. 5. REUTERS/Brian Snyder


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Its not that Obama is a better kisser. Its that 77% of match.com users are losers without dates, clicking on opinion polls.

McCain gets a break- his lips were tortured for 5 years.

Posted by Brandon | Report as abusive

77% of women prefer a Obama to a 77 year old? weeeeiiiirdddd

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