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Response to YankeyMCC (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:38 PM

36. I don't think so. Refusing food is seen as rude, even when someone's got good reasons

like they are a vegetarian or they're on a special diet for their health.

If they're vegetarian like Bill Clinton for health reasons then the candidate's health "issues" will always be troublesome.

If they're vegetarian because they're pro-animal rights (or concerned for the planet's health etc), then the candidate's "whackiness" will be emphasized.

But beyond all of that, refusing food is troublesome in our culture - its rude. Barack Obama takes one bite of something and pronounces it "tasty", and he's off the hook. Everybody laughs and smiles and the episode's over. If he refused it, even one bite, it would become a political football.

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