Friday, September 7, 2012

Food and the Presidency

How much weight does food--specifically, the food eaten on the campaign trail--carry with American voters? According to Alice Hines in her article "Food Fight" for the Huffington Post, each food stop is "a set in the meticulously scripted theater of a modern presidential campaign."

Check out the article, and tell me what you think. Does seeing a candidate eating a burger or an ice cream cone make him more relatable to you?

2 comments:

Joyce Lavene said...

Good article! Funny how things affect people.

Marian Allen said...

I think it does affect our perception of the candidate, whether we realize it or not. Nothing binds us together like shared food. Some anthropologists set the mark at which we "became human" at the point at which we began gathering to pool, prepare, and share food withing a community.

Very thought-provoking post.

Marian Allen
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