Hmmm.... Barack Obama was "chubby" as a child.
Mitt Romney "eats the same thing every day."
Gerald R. Ford "bit into a tamale with the corn husk still on" in 1976.
Bill Richardson is "a veteran of the Atkins and liquid diets who wears a double chin despite daily workouts."
Mike Huckabee — the anti-Richardson — once lost 110 pounds and now says "If you’re really overweight, some people just look at you and immediately sort of write you off. They just assume you’re undisciplined.”
Big problem for everyone: They have to eat the local delicacies whether they like it or not.
This make me want to dredge up the old Bob Dylan rap song — "I Shall Be Free":
Now, the man on the stand he wants my vote,
He's a-runnin' for office on the ballot note.
He's out there preachin' in front of the steeple,
Tellin' me he loves all kinds-a people.
(He's eatin' bagels
He's eatin' pizza
He's eatin' chitlins
He's eatin' bullshit!)
Ha ha. Very hard to understand that last word from the recording. I've listened to that song hundreds of times — mostly back when I let Bob Dylan rearrange all my opinions circa 1966. And right now, this morning, is the first time I've known what the word was.
ADDED: John IMs: "hm, I wonder who the NYT is supporting based on the photos they chose for that food article." LOL.