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Former Presidential candidate, former Governor of Massachusetts, and former failed Senate candidate Mitt Romney is running for Senate again, this time in Utah. In doing so, he’s once again gracing the campaign trail to serenade voters with the Baha Men hit “Who Let The Dogs Out,” binders full of women in hand. Why, pray tell, are we at The Takeout covering the a candidate the primary race for a Utah Senate seat? Because Willard “Mitt” Romney had a nice chat about his favorite meats, as one does.

A piece in the Washington Examiner this week, ostensibly focused on Romney’s analytical mind, dropped this delightful nugget. After noting that “those in his orbit” call Romney “brilliant,” the report goes on to contrast his intellectual acuity with his “simple tastes that can seem out of place with a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars.” Basically, he’s a genius who likes peasant food.

“My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” he told a gathering of supporters as they joined him recently for a casual dinner organized by his campaign. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And, everyone says, oh, don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great, but I like hot dog best, and I like hamburger next best.”

It’s well known that we rabble also cherish the hot dog as a food great, and many of us likewise consider hamburger to be next best. When we choose to indulge, we also prefer doughnut, and enjoy a fine french fry during cocktail hour.