|Hmm, why are you still here?|
For staunch Romney supporters, it's the day after tomorrow and they're still here. Because, according to Jet Blue, no one has taken them up on their offer.
"We've all heard it said before: if my candidate does not win, I'm leaving the country," said Marty St. George, senior vice president marketing and commercial strategy for JetBlue. "Fun is one of our five founding values, and in this spirit we decided to give people a chance to recover from the political noise and follow through on their claim to skip town if their candidate comes up short. And with service to more than 20 international destinations JetBlue is the perfect fix. Most importantly, we want to highlight the freedom we have as Americans to exercise our right to vote and encourage everyone to do their part on November 6. Live Free or Fly!"
The jetblue.com/electionprotection site will offer a real-time heat map of customers' preferred destinations, and a social media ticket will track buzz around the campaign. After the results are in, JetBlue will give away 1,006 roundtrip certificates -- that's 2012 seats -- to participants whose candidate lost. Tickets are good for roundtrip travel from any airport JetBlue services to 21 international, nonstop destinations including Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Maarten, St. Lucia and Turks & Caicos.
JetBlue is also hitting the Election Protection campaign trail, taking to the streets of New York City with a roving vehicle from October 17 to 23. Armed with iPads, campaign swag and local New York City voting information, the airline's brand ambassadors will barnstorm locations throughout the Big Apple to encourage New Yorkers to get out to vote in the election on November 6 and to sign-up for JetBlue's Election Protection.
Jet Blue spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said the offer was "tongue-in-cheek."
"I can't say that we've had anymore calls today. But we do hope if someone wanted to leave the country, they would come back."
Steinberg did say Jet Blue helped a passenger return to the US so that she could vote.
"We hope that we can come together on both sides of the aisle," she said.
I guess people do realize no matter who the president is, America is a pretty cool place to live. After all, imagine talking about Castro in Cuba the way some people have talked about President Obama in America.