Meat is popular with all the major candidates, according to an Associated Press survey. Some foods were not popular.
On the Democrat side, Barack "Chili" Obama boiled over about beets; Bill "Diet milkshake" Richardson and John "Hamburgers" Edwards were not into fungi; Hillary "Soft scrambled eggs" Clinton, apparently pandering to the Mommy vote, would eat anything, but said she's a lousy cook.
Republicans Rudy "Steak on the grill" Guliani refused liver; Mike "Ribeye on the grill" Huckabee cuts out carrots, John "Baby-back ribs" McCain doesn't do well with vegetables, Mitt "Hot dog" Romney excised eggplant, and Fred Thompson doesn't turn down a thing.
For those concerned solely with bacon, here's what the candidates think.
And all this pork is a problem - around the waistline.
Elsewhere, Obama's going to mend the "food fight," and Clinton, the first to criticize contaminated dog food, bedded up with Big Meat and CAFOs. She's also been compared to meat: "At once divisive and universal, delicious and disturbing, funny and dead-serious, meat polarizes us unlike any other food; it’s the Hillary Clinton of the freezer aisle," via megnut.
Huckabee called Romney "dog food." But when the Huck, a weight-loss winner, was offered any restaurant in New York, he opted for Olive Garden. Only after a reporter turned down TGIFriday's, via NYT. He lost the foodie vote. As for Romney, he's just plain bananas. Long shot Ron Paul argued against subsidies and Dennis Kucinich's a quirky vegan.
The bottom line: Anything's better than the current president, who is plain crackers.