August 31st, 2012
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"We're very wealthy, we eat lobster," opined one RNC attendee. Another stumped for nachos.

After recently assessing sexual orientation of various foodstuffs, Bread8 Productions traveled to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida to get a sense of how GOP stars like Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain get their grub on.

iReport producer Jareen says:

Luismiguel4 Luismiguel4 says he and host Tim Young - who go by Bread8 Productions - attended the RNC.

"We don't always do stories about food, but we were pretty intrigued by the overpriced food there - not to mention that the empanada was really a strange mix of things," Luismiguel4 said, explaining why they decided to ask attendees what a "Republican food" might be.

"The most common answer to that was 'American foods,' I am not sure what that means," he said. The most interesting answer to his question came from Republican Party politician, Rick Santorum. His response? Blackened gator.

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  1. John Mann

    Which foods are Republican? How about, "which one of you asked this incredibly stupid question?"

    I guess we don't have any real serious questions to ask of our lying leaders? So instead let's just pull a stupid question out of a digestive tract orifice.

    September 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  2. Fred

    Great, now I have to stop eating lobster!

    September 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  3. bigtimeusa

    I'm a Republican and love animals, they are delicious.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  4. Michelle

    How does this story help anything? Don't you think this country has become polarized enough over the past few years.
    I vote conservative on fiscal issues & I love Thai and Japanese... so na na ni boo boo...stick your head in ... that's about how mature this article is...

    September 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  5. pat

    They eat the poor.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  6. Krasnik

    There shouldn't be a difference in what a republican and democrat eats (or anyone else for that matter). As a country we need to put our individual needs and wants aside for the greater good. Individual liberty is so 18th century. Our diet should be made the same. We need to cut out all the unhealthy foods because lets face it, what are they good for. It's a waste of resources. Shouldn't HHS have a federal food consumption division that would set standards and monitor our caloric intake? This would be great and even help control healthcare costs, which we all have a stake in now. CNN readers and viewers, I know I speak right to your hearts. Soon we'll all be the same... Marching in lockstep to our glorious future. Peace and love to all.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • steve f


      September 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  7. Charity

    Is the media really declaring a war on food now by labeling what's Republican/Democrat? If I choose to eat food from the other's party, am I some kind of ex-pat or traitor? Who came up with the idea for this article?

    September 4, 2012 at 2:02 am |
  8. tsmith

    The GOP likes Pork!

    September 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • The Truth

      And Democrats like whatever food someone else planted, worked hard to grow, harvested and planned to feed themselves and their own family with. Dems salivate over this food because A) it can feed them B) they can buy off others by handing it out and C) they can make the original grower look evil and themselves look like saints by making the growers do all the work and all the Dems have to do is play middleman.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  9. wildone

    I appears that they prefer to feed on each other.

    September 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  10. Tex71

    For an exhaustive analysis of ultraconservatives' favorite food source from time immemorial, read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal". As apropos to Republicans today as it was to their English counterparts way back then.

    September 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • JoeD

      Excellent ! [and you're from Texas, too???]

      September 4, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  11. gmenfan54

    During the 1928 Presidential campaign Herbert Hoover promised "A Chicken In Every Pot". Mitt Romney will promise "A Tin of Baluga Caviar In Every Rolls Royce".

    September 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • KeepDreaming

      ..but.. Belugas don't lay eggs..

      September 4, 2012 at 8:23 am |
      • Unegen

        It comes from a beluga sturgeon, dummy.

        September 4, 2012 at 10:46 am |
        • Top Flight Sturgeon

          Nice to see your humor-ectomy was a complete success.

          September 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  12. Dennis

    Ask that slob,Gov.Christie.He has had a heavy helping of every kind of food.He has put several buffett restaurants out of business!

    September 3, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • CrackerBox

      Anything super fattening or something to make me puke. Ask Chris Christie, he seems to have it down to a science.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  13. pepperoni

    That's easy, just look at the red/blue map. GOP likes Texas BBQ, Omaha steaks, Southern fried chicken and meat and potatoes. Democrats like clam chowder, crab cakes, baked beans, apple juice and Starbucks coffee.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • CrackerBox

      They should just go directly to the source, Chris Christie has cornholed the market on fatty foods and morbid obesity.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • KeepDreaming

        If you can't say something nice, you should keep yer CrackerBox shut!

        September 4, 2012 at 8:25 am |
      • Unegen

        Did you mean "cornered" the market? Because "cornholed" works so much better.... :)

        September 4, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  14. Nelson

    Chick-fil-A. Don't eat too much though guys, you insist on paying for your own healthcare remember.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  15. Sconni Ent

    The sheer absurdity of this article is baffling. When the h ell did foods become offiliated with certain political parties? I honestly didn't think CNN could possibly sink further into the cess pool they've always been in, they're practicaly drowning now.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • SilentBoy741

      All foods are neutral until about 2 days after you eat them. THEN what you've got is a big handful of political.

      September 3, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • CrackerBox

        2 days? Wow, boy you need some serious fiber.

        September 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  16. jdoe

    The wealthy don't eat lobster. It's for the wannabees wealthy.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  17. Mr

    Uck all of you. Foods are notolitial. Just pathetic.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:03 am |
  18. Brenda

    Which foods are Republican? Can foods vote now?

    September 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Jack Be Humble

      Foods are people too, my friend.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:39 am |
      • Chuck Heston

        You've almost got it. Soylent Green is people.

        September 4, 2012 at 7:01 am |
    • American

      Democrats Food:

      Dog meat, Obamas favorite!

      September 2, 2012 at 7:36 am |
      • Another American

        Republican Food: What comes out the other end of the dog!

        Zing! You set yourself up for that one.

        September 2, 2012 at 8:52 am |
      • Dennis

        Dog poop,your favorite!

        September 3, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  19. eigenklarg

    The quintessential GOP food is the deep fried Twinkie. It has a biological, philosophical, intellectual, and nutritional resonance.

    September 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  20. GOP_of the Rich_by the Rich_for the Rich

    Well, Romney and his friends among the ruling elite undoubtedly eat steak and lobster,

    but all the working and middle class people who vote republican for social and racial reasons will be eating dog food and sawdust burgers pretty soon, if Romney is elected.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:03 am |
    • VladT

      And if Obama is elected, unemployed people will be getting free steak from my tax dollars, so I will be stuck buying top ramen. (Not that I believe that, but I can utter unfunny stereotypes masked as a joke on a food blog as well ). Who did it better? I could care less..


      September 1, 2012 at 7:44 am |
    • Empty promises, empty suit, empty chair

      _of/by/for the Rich, you are wrong. Those of us (generally republicans) who actually work (at a real job ~ save teachers and other public officials) in the Obama economy eat ground beef and chicken. We're not of the food stamp class and can no longer afford those luxuries.

      September 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  21. BrendaLea

    F00D IS NOW POLITICAL??? Ummmm...quit
    Watching what
    Other ppl put on their plates please.... It's nobodys' business what
    Other adults eat!!

    August 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm |

    Oh, I thought the article said "Which FOOLS are Republican" LOL

    August 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • brad

      har har har boy you sure are funny aren't you? Good thing republicans think the same of you, so the feeling is mutual

      August 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • Sconni Ent

      haha I beleive the answere to that would be a definate "ALL"

      September 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  23. Bryan

    Big Mac and fries....three times a day

    August 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • sean

      Big Mac and Freedom Fries. And don't forget the 2 litre soda to wash it down. Oh wait, do Americans use litres to measure volume?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:13 am |
      • Tex71


        September 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  24. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Anything white and pasty with an expiration date within the next 5 years.....

    August 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  25. Truth™

    MUST we politicize a food blog?...;)

    August 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • John

      I think the title of the article kind of took care of that.

      Among my acquaintances, which are both Dems and Reps, most of them eat foods that are stereotypes for each, and if you are having a BBQ, you better get your meat quick or both persuasions will eat it all up.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
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