Restaurant brands suffering after anti-Obamacare rants.

Anti-Obamacare Rants Hurting Restaurant Brands

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Dec. 3 2012 4:41 PM

Anti-Obamacare Rants Hurting Restaurant Brands

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We've seen a number of intemperate anti-Obamacare rants from people in the restaurant industry, and there's at least a little evidence from the YouGov Brand Index survey that some of the more high-profile opponents are suffering for it.

This is why, conventionally, business leaders exercise their political clout through behind-the-scenes activity or cloaked in the guise of trade associations. People aren't going to stop eating out if the National Restaurant Association gets involved in a high-profile political controversy, but Papa John's hurts itself by becoming the face of opposition to a signature Obama administration initiative.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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