With election over, a sticky problem left behind - FOX 13 News

With election over, a sticky problem left behind

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Now that the election has come and gone, the relentless political wave has finally washed away -- sort of. The ads are over, but some of those stickers seem to be sticking around.

"Seriously dude you lost take it off!" Gwen Beadles said.

That type of reaction got us wondering: exactly when should you remove these mini-political endorsements from your ride?

"As soon as you find out who won, time to take the sticker down," Beadles said.

"If you're in denial, and I think there are a lot of losers in denial, it may stay up a year," said Tom Hudson.

Romney supporter Bill Washburn was blunt with us.

"I learned on the radio that Romney lost so at 1:30 in the morning, I took all my stuff down," Washburn said.

"It is like a football team. If you win the Super Bowl, do you throw the shirt away when they lose next year? No, you keep it. They've already won," Beadles said.

For an even more definitive answer on this decal dilemma, we checked with political expert Susan MacManus.

"In urban areas, they don't wait too long. If you live in an area that's all Republican, you're gonna keep it on and it won't be long before you have the next round -- which will be 'Don't blame me, I picked Romney sticker,'" she laughed.

So to each his own, keep it or strip it. Just like voting, the choice is yours.

"If they won't take bumper stickers off their car they'll probably have Christmas lights still hanging on their house," Nancy Anderson said.

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