Obama’s Diet vs. McCain’s Diet

Tonight is round two of the presidential debates, and we can expect plenty of mudslinging on issues, from the war in Iraq to the economy (especially the economy!). One thing we definitely can bank on not hearing are their views on food.

The CheapHealthyGood blog has broken down the culinary issues and gives us the lowdown on where Obama and McCain stand.

Who has the most substance when it comes to sustenance? Most of the post is about serious matters. But it also examines the candidates’ favorite dishes. Let’s look at the fun stuff – their favorite foods! You can find all the source material to verify the authenticity of these assertions at the CheapHealthyGood blog.

Favorite Foods:

McCain – Apparently he isn’t too keen on watching his waistline, his favorites include enchiladas, pizza, BBQ and shrimp.

Obama – It looks as though this candidate is more in tune with a healthy diet, preferring to eat vegetables like spinach and broccoli, nuts, Dentyne Ice gum, and handmade milk chocolates from Fran’s Chocolates in Seattle.

Least Favorite Foods:

McCain Says he doesn’t “do too well with vegetables.”

Obama – Skips salt and vinegar potato chips and mayo, will eat beets and asparagus only “if no other vegetables are available,” and drinks water over soda.

When they do indulge, how do they burn it off? Take a look here and find out which presidential candidate is more fit.

related: Michael Pollan Says the Next President Will Have to Focus on Food, and He’s Got Just the Policy

4 Responses to Obama’s Diet vs. McCain’s Diet

Joseph says:

Well I’m going to start eating more like McCain. I really hope that I can live to be really old like he is, so hopefully his diet will help me achieve that goal.

John says:

And you will have 1200 pages medical report every 8 years unstead of on like Obama 🙂

Emma says:

The NY Times has said Obama is on a diet high in natural antioxidants. Is that like the super foods plan? Anyone? That would explain how he can walk and chew gum!

Larry Jamison says:

I found a story credited to Newsweek where John McCain campaigned in New Hampshire in a motorhome that had Diet Coke in the refrigerator. If he really drank diet coke that could have contributed to his brain cancer because Diet Coke uses Aspartame as a sweetener.

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