Candidates savor New Hampshire … often for the food
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Every four years, Granite Staters are presented a veritable menu of future leaders.
As presidential hopefuls make their way from the Seacoast to the North Country, shaking hands and kissing babies, they speak of lofty ideas and field hard questions. Meanwhile, their staffers are asking an important question of their own: What are we going to eat today?
It may seem a minute detail in the race for the White House, but what and when a candidate eats can have an unexpected influence on a campaign — just ask Gerald Ford and his still-wrapped tamale or John Kerry and his Philly cheesesteak with Swiss.