NY Post – Duringthe next presidential debate, the candidates will be pondering the important questions of our time. But the most controversial may be “Sausage or pepperoni?” Pizza Hut is offering a lifetime of free pizza — one large pie a week for 30 years — or a check for $15,600 to anyone who poses the question to either President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the live Town Hall-style debate next Tuesday. The proposed stunt, which the pizza chain announced Tuesday, threatens to tick off millions of viewers who are expected to tune in to the debate to hear what the candidates have to say about the economy, health care and other serious concerns facing this country. “We know there are a lot of serious topics that are going to be debated and need to be debated,” Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr said. But Terfehr said the pizza chain, which operates 10,000 restaurants in 90 countries, saw this as a way to ask an “everyday question” that people can relate to. “Pizza seems to be a question everyone understands.” ” In any case, Schroeder, the journalism professor, said he doesn’t think anyone who makes it into the debate audience will dare pose the question to the candidates. ”It’s so unseemly, for a lifetime of free pizzas, to make a fool out of themselves in front of millions of people,” he said. “They’d have to give a partial ownership of the company for that.”
16 grand worth of pizza? To ask a pizza question to a couple of goons who are already spending all their time talking about Big Bird? Christ talking about pizza would probably be a step up in terms of intellect the way this election has been going. Now Pizza Hut sucks but in principal this idea is tremendous. If I could get a lifetime worth of Pugsley’s Pizza up at Fordham I’d ask any fucking question you want. Ask Obama how big his breadstick is and ask Romney if his wife likes to be stuffed like the crust of my pizza. I’ll say anything you want if you take care of my Friday night pie for the rest of my life. And ordinarily I’m an advocate of taking the upfront lump sum, but there’s just something about free pizza from now until the time I’m 60 that is very appealing. Again, only if it wasn’t pizza hut.
PS – Isn’t it crazy to think that between now and the next 30 years you’re gonna spend a small fortune on pizza? I probably spend more than one large pie per week. I’ll probably spend 20K on pizza over the next few decades.