This is somewhat tongue in cheek, but I was on the custom M&M website today and noticed what appeared to be a borderline subliminal attack on Democrats. Where they list what they do and do not allow to be printed on custom M&Ms, there was an M&M with "Vote Democrat" on it and next to it in big capital letters "NOT OK". Hmmm... so is Mars Inc. telling us that we should not vote for Democrats?
I realize they had to pick one party or the other (and they certainly couldn't choose Green since M&Ms regularly run candy color elections) but someone chose to put Democrat there instead of Republican/GOP. They could have used something like "Vote Bob Smith" as an example and other than a couple of Bob Smiths running for dog catcher around the country, it wouldn't have looked biased.
My serious (ok, semi-serious) take on this is that it wasn't a mistake but it isn't a statement from Mars either but rather the choice of someone in the internet promotions department of the company. Heck, there is currently a Fortune 50 company that sends out emails with the name of my college honor society embedded in it because internet developers are goofy and like to do things like that.
So, judge for yourself and next time you're eating a bag of M&Ms, see if they're secretly putting in more red (Republican) M&Ms than blue (Democrat) ones.