After several successful decades serving as the official colonel of chicken, Kentuckians feel Colonel Sanders deserves a promotion to United States Senator. The Columbus Suntimes reports that 47 percent of Kentucky residents think the KFC mascot would do a better job in Congress than the state's current senator, Mitch McConnel.
A recent poll by Public Policy Polling determined that while KFC may not be Kentucky's favorite spot for chicken (Chick-Fil-A was voted the best with KFC coming in a close second), there is no doubt that the famous Colonel is beloved throughout the state, earning the love of 71 percent of residents who said they had a positive opinion of the chicken magnate.
Capitalizing on his popularity, KFC is using the iconic figure to revamp its image with millennials. The company's super weird marketing strategy includes a ridiculous video game and a partnership with navigation app Waze that allows users to use the Colonel's voice to give them step-by-step directions. Clearly, McConnel can't compete.