First Bite: Politicians Chow Down

1||On June 24, 2010 President Obama takes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia. This got us thinking about other times politicians have taken some time to chow down. This then got us hungry…

August 31, 1963: President Kennedy eats some ice cream in Hyannisport, Massachusetts. ||Newscom/Zuma&&
2||November 1969: Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-CA) attends the annual Institute of Directors conference at England’s Albert Hall, also known as ‘The Picnic’ because of its practice of serving lunch in picnic boxes.||Newscom/MRP&&

3||April 9, 1976: President Gerald Ford eats a tamale in San Antonio, Texas.||Newscom/Zuma&&

4||1992: Future Vice President Al Gore and future President Bill Clinton eat frozen yogurt during a campaign stop in Philadelphia.||Newscom/Zuma&&

5||March 10, 2005: Former President George H.W. Bush enjoys a hot dog while watching the Houston Astros play the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.||Newscom/IconPhotos&&

6||July 4, 2007: President George W. Bush eats a hot dog as he watches the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. With Bush is Nationals President Stan Kasten, left, and Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden, right.||Newscom/CNP&&

7||November 12, 2007: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) eats a white chocolate mouse with a cinnamon and dark chocolate interior while visiting a chocolate shop in Walpole, New Hampshire.||Newscom/CP&&

8||October 23, 2008: Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain tries a dish at Mi Viejo San Juan restaurant in east Orlando, Florida .Ramon Ojeda, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Gov. Charlie Crist (R) join him. ||Newscom/KRT&&

9||March 28, 2010: Vice President Joe Biden enjoys some Hush Puppies at Bullock’s Barbecue in Durham, North Carolina.||Newscom/SPN&&

10||June 24, 2010: And, of course, here’s Obama and Medvedev at Ray’s Hell Burger.||Newscom/UPI&&

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