Obama vs Romney Condoms: Because Either Way the Nation is Screwed

You thought the two presidential candidates had been made fun of in every way possible? Well what about making fun of them with condoms? The company Say It With A Condom is now giving people the opporunity to share their political opinions ... with a condom. The Obama condom "Won't Break as Easily as His Promises" and the Romney condom is "Great for Any Position." (Tongue in cheek to the max.) A chat with Benjamin Sherman, the founder of Say It With A Condom, gave some (er) insight on the whole political condom thing.

Elena Sheppard (ES): How did these Romney and Obama condoms come to be?

Benjamin Sherman (BS): Obama and Romney Condoms we’re created because we realized that during this election, either way, we’re getting screwed. We just want you to enjoy it safely while it’s happening.


ES: Did you worry that a product that depicts our nation’s leaders like this would offend consumers?

BS: I think we should be offended by the way our politicians treat us. Ultimately, we can’t make everyone happy, but if we can add a smile to someone’s face (in more ways than one), then we’ve done our job.

ES: On a more serious note, these condoms are a pretty amazing example of free speech. Did creating this make you think at all about your rights as an American? Obviously a product like this could never exist in a place like North Korea ... Kim Jong Un condoms?

BS: We’re glad you see these condoms as an example of free speech – unfortunately the NYPD views them differently and put 40 people out of work because they don’t believe our condoms are a freedom of speech. When Obama said “you didn’t build that,” as a small business, we agree with him – our forefathers wrote the constitution giving us the rights to do what we do. Eisenhower created the interstate highway system allowing our goods to be shipped from coast to coast – so yes, we’re thankful for our rights!


ES: Do they work?

BS: From time to time we offer in-office demonstrations. On a more serious note, yes. There is a premium branded FDA approved latex condom inside each wrapper.

For more information about Say It With A Condom you can visit thier web site here

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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