Four years ago, six Democrats were vying for their party's presidential nomination. Back then, the pundits griped there was very little light between the candidates. Not surprisingly, that's virtually the same thing I have been hearing since the Republicans debated in New Hampshire on June 13.
With the long Fourth of July weekend upon us, I have a suggestion for all the candidates hoping to challenge President Obama next year: Make sure you are seen eating hot dogs — the great American icon of food — as often as possible. Why? Because according to the Recipe Source, more than 150 million hot dogs will be consumed this holiday weekend. No politician can afford to pass up an audience that large.
Just ask my good friends Mayor Toni Iseman, Realtor Audrey Prosser, dentist Jim or certified public accountant Alan. Better yet, ask Obama. He recently ate a hot dog during a much-publicized outing in Toledo, Ohio. It was there he told the mayor, "Hold the ketchup."