Obama, Ryan Wax Nostalgic Over Midwest Food
The latest food-related news from the campaign trail
Throughout his three-day bus tour through Iowa (which wrapped up last night), President Obama made sure to indulge in some of his favorite local foods. Perhaps most notably, Obama visited the Iowa State Fair, where he enjoyed pork chops and a beer — he joked all week about eating a deep-fried Twinkie, which he tried the last time he was campaigning in Iowa. Other members of Obama’s staff ate deep-fried Oreos, Snickers, and Ho-Hos, as well as roasted turkey legs and plenty of beer.
The president had breakfast with three veterans yesterday at Riley’s Café and Catering in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and stopped for a beer at The Pump Haus, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Tuesday. In addition to visiting two family-owned farms — one corn-producing and one that raises hogs — Obama also made time to stop for a snow cone in Denison, Iowa.
Also on the campaign trail in the Midwest this week, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stopped in Oxford, Ohio, for a rally at his alma mater Miami University. While addressing the crowd of supporters, including many current students, Ryan mentioned his favorite local foods and restaurants, asking, "Skyline five-way, turkey gobblers, cheese fries, and skippers. Bagel and Deli is still here for sure right?", according to ABC.com.