(CHICAGO) As Barack Obama’s presidential campaign shifts into panic mode, Obama has reopened secret talks to become the principle spokesperson for Heinz products, pending the outcome of this year’s presidential election.
According to a source close to his campaign, Obama had been approached in early May by the Heinz Corporation shortly after he made his legendary jingle-worthy gaffe on the campaign trail in Oregon: “[W]e’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states.”
His verbal fumble is reminiscent of The Heinz Corporation’s world famous slogan, “57 Varieties,” which the company has used continuously since 1892.
Although Obama turned down the original contract, he approached a representative of Heinz as early as yesterday to see if the offer was still on the table. Recent events have apparently caused Obama to rethink his options.
According to sources, Obama and his inner circle were “literally blown off their pedestal of confidence” by what insiders call “Hurricane Palin,” their euphemism for Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s pick for his running mate.
“We don’t know how to run against her,” said Alton Braddock, a self-described Obama insider. “She’s wack.”
Meanwhile, Obama, who later made light of his 57-state mistake, is said to be mulling signing the contract on election day.
The Heinz company was founded by Henry Heinz in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania in 1869.