Alas, we may never find out whether Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prefer sausage or pepperoni on their pizzas.
Just days after Pizza Hut announced its 'Pizza Party' stunt-- which offered a lifetime of free pizza to any attendee at next week's presidential debate who had the gumption to ask either candidate what pie topping they preferred -- it is now backtracking.
In a bit of not-so-subtle maneuvering, Pizza Hut has announced that it is moving the toppings question online and open it up to the public. A random voter will win the lifetime pie supply.
Pizza Hut CMO Kurt Kane in a statement said that the "buzz" around the question -- tens of hundreds of media outlets picked up the story -- proved that the debate was important. "We're no longer asking a few hundred attendees at the town hall presidential debate on Oct. 16 to pose the question, rather we're bringing the question -- sausage or pepperoni? -- to millions of Americans," he said.