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Why Candidates Shouldn’t Eat Corn Dogs

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Jan 27, 2020

For politicians on the campaign trail, food is another way to show everyone how they're "regular people" — to connect with voters. But the most memorable moments are usually the gaffes, from chowing down on ever-unflattering corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair to cracking open a slightly-too-rehearsed beer on Instagram. In this week's show, we talk with current and former presidential candidates about the perils of eating on the campaign trail. How do you use food to win votes?

Plus, Sean Rameswaram (host of the daily news podcast Today, Explained) analyzes what the current presidential candidates' food choices say about them — including President Trump’s fast food feast at the White House.

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