A savory snack to cleanse the palate. I’ll cut him a break on this quote because, after all, he doesn’t interact much with alcohol:
Romney had a bunch of reporters up to his Wolfeboro lake house in 2010 for a barbecue. I will break the off-the-record agreement to confirm for everyone that he does, in fact, like hot dog best. He also offered me a "Samuel Adams Light" cc @KevinMaddenDC @PrestonCNN https://t.co/AfriwzEUqz
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) May 4, 2018
But how can we forgive him this? You expect painfully stilted attempts to relate to the common man from Romney. You don’t expect them to be so stilted that you’re left wondering whether he was truly born on this planet.
“My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” he told a gathering of supporters as they joined him recently for a casual dinner organized by his campaign. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And, everyone says, oh, don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great, but I like hot dog best, and I like hamburger next best.”
Middle-class meat good, upper-class meat bad. How can a man who won a gubernatorial race, a presidential nomination, and (soon) a Senate seat be this awkward in schmoozing voters? Which staffer briefed him that “hot dog” is a type of meat?
“Of course he was born on this planet, AP.” Was he?
My favorite Mitt Romney Is Relatable moment of all time is when I watched him struggle to identify a donut pic.twitter.com/wBF2JU9KXS