A Manhattan entrepreneur has found his
own way to "have fun" and to profit from the U.S. presidential race --
putting the candidates' faces on condom packages.Photo
BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhuanet) -- A Manhattan
entrepreneur has found his own way to "have fun" and to profit from the U.S.
presidential race -- putting the candidates' faces on condom packages.
Benjamin Sherman, who created the company Practice
Safe Policy, has been selling condoms named after Democrat Barack Obama and
Republican John McCain around the world for several weeks.
Sherman said the Obama condom carries the slogan "Use
With Good Judgment." The McCain version says "Old but not expired." McCain is
According to the website, McCain condoms "are battle
tested, strong and durable, for those occasions when you just need to switch
your position!" McCain served in the military in Vietnam and was held as a
prisoner of war there.
While the company can't guarantee the condoms are
100% effective, it says it's certain "that without wearing one, there's likely
to be an Obama-Mama in your future."
"We've done it in fun. People are not actually going
to use these condoms," said Sherman, 26.
The 9.95-dollar-per-pair "keepsakes" are so popular
that Sherman said he had nearly sold out and expected to order a second shipment
this week. He declined to say how many condoms were in each order.
The condoms are generic and the candidates are
featured only on the packaging.