« Mismatch.com | Main | Fritinancy Is the New Away With Words »

February 06, 2008


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Dunkin' Donuts Democrats:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Huckabee has called himself the Wal-Mart Republican. Not as catchy, but it's another example of a brand name attached to a politician.

Thanks, Lance. I've been tracking Huckabee's biblical allusions (last night: "one small smooth stone," "widow's mite") but missed the Wal-Mart reference.

They've corrected it, but the usually excellent Foreign Policy Passport blog referred to it as the widow's "might". Oy.

"Maybe they're more disposed to grab a Dunkin' Donut and a cup of joe--no Starbucks venti skinny soy lattes for them, thanks very much--and pull the lever for Hillary."

There do seem to be a few hits out there for "Starbucks Democrat" (and also "Starbucks Liberal"), so maybe "Dunkin' Donuts Democrat" was coined specifically with this contrast in mind?

Q. Pheevr: Good point! (And good research, which I was too lazy to do myself.) I see a few Wal-Mart Democrats out there, too; I can imagine them getting into a rumble in the parking lot with Huckabee's Wal-Mart Republicans.

The Dunkin' Donuts font, which appears to be Frankfurter Bold, reminds me of all of the goofy post '60s corporate logos.

As with other familiar things which became ubiquitous at that time, like styrofoam and plastic shopping bags, I feel no nostalgia when I see it.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

My Photo

My Web Site

Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2012
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2011
Top 10 Language Professionals Blogs 2010
Top 100 Language Blogs 2009

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Bookmark and Share