Okay, so this isn't exactly "news," per se.
However, I think it's worthy of posting for two reasons: 1) It's a rare example of a politician from one side of the aisle being playful and civil with a politician from the other side. And 2) it's an even rarer example of political news making me hungry instead of nauseated…
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney sat down with small business owners at Gino's East, a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza. Not wanting any of the leftover slices to go to waste, Romney sent the remaining pies to where else but President Obama's Chicago reelection headquarters.
Asked if the pies actually made it to Obama's HQ, a campaign source said that they had.
It's hard to imagine how sending somebody free pizza can be considered a mean-spirited gesture. But, this is 2011 and we have people like Jim DeMint warning that bipartisan cooperation is the Devil's work, so I suppose we should make certain…
Gail Gitcho, Romney's communications director, told TPM in an email that it wasn't a prank at all. "No prank – just a nice gesture since we were just a few blocks away from their HQ yesterday and had extra pizza," she wrote.
That's actually kind of refreshing.
But, here's my one criticism for Romney: Gino's East is good, but not even close to Lou Malnati's. That's kinda like being in South Philly and going to Geno's Steaks when you could be going to Pat's.* You're never gonna win the nomination with that kind of slipshod decision-making.
* You think these are not important things, but you are wrong.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Chicago, Food, Illinois, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans