Keeping track of each company's political alliances is difficult for consumers. Especially if the brand you prefer backs the political party that you don't.
Let's take a look at how Team Red and Team Blue fare across several industries:
McDonalds is a tastier fast-food option than Arby's.
Coors makes pretty average beer, while Gallo (which has donated heavily to Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle) makes pretty average wine.
United is the only major airline to give more to Democrats than Republicans, while Continental is part of my preferred SkyTeam Alliance. But airlines -- like cell phone companies -- aren't a real customer-service-friendly industry right now; I refuse to award a winner in this category.
Hess backed John Kerry's failed 2004 bid, while Exxon is clearly the dominant force in this industry.
I don't know much about Hyatt (which helped bankroll Barack Obama), but I've always hated Marriott for some reason.