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A Cheesesteak Diet for Obama, from the City of Brotherly Love

By Robert Barnes
PHILADELPHIA -- All is sweetness and light these days between Barack Obama and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a staunch supporter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Democratic primaries.

So close now that they can tease?

At a fundraiser Friday night, Rendell said there was only one problem with the slender senator from Illinois.

"Perhaps the only thing I don't like about him is, he's too thin," Mr. Rendell said, and added that a daily cheesesteak from Pat's is what Obama needs.

"A cheesesteak, once a day," Obama said when he took the microphone, "and I will have the pleasure of looking like Ed Rendell."

They kid because they love.

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 11, 2008; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Battlegrounds  
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Has Sen. Obama visited Pat's? If so, did he order the right way -- Whiz, wit?

Posted by: ericp331 | October 13, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

See John McCain and Tom Brokaw Cuss at each other, Guess not to happy about something during the debate.

See more Debate STuff at
Schedules, Poles, Videos, Outtakes.

Posted by: pastor123 | October 11, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Boy, this rather innocent article sure brought out the McCain's finest. Indeed, we have seen the level of intellectual horsepower from McCain supporters in recent weeks. It's hard for them to make a coherent argument when the fuel for their passion is racism. Forgive them - they were not born mean and nasty, just incredibly stupid.

Posted by: TCrocker | October 11, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!

Blah, Blah, Blah... ad absurdum

Posted by: Manolete | October 11, 2008 11:50 AM |


You got it wrong Port-A-Let, it's the GOP that is anti-women.

Posted by: Roofelstoon | October 11, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

Women of America Unite in this defining moment in American history. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

Women of America Unite
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!
VOTE for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 11, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Has the Washington Post lost all its journalistic integrity? O yes. I forgot, there was none. What kind of article is this? Just say it, the Great OB won in Pennsylvania. There is no need to vote at all. Just say “cheesesteak” and you are elected. Hayden1 is on to something. The Great OB proposes the massive program of socialization of the Galactic Republic USAmerica. During the last presidential debate he clearly stated that the healthcare in America is the right. Yes, the right not responsibility. Kiss your freedom goodbye.

Posted by: Wiel | October 11, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I am not read to give up on the cheesesteak that I love.

Posted by: fuquafalcon | October 11, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I am not ready to give up on the America that I love and inspired so many. Change to what? The unknown? What is Barack Obama talking about? For that matter, who is he? Does he have the character required to lead this great nation? America is not broken, it just needs a tune up and McCain is the man with the proven character, experience and compassion to put us on the right track again. Thank you.

Posted by: voice2 | October 11, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Cheese steak my foot. This is just a Communist ploy by Barack. I even detect a slight Soviet accent when he says cheese steak. And is that a USSR sickle and hammer flag pin on his lapel? What a total Stalinist!

Posted by: hayden1 | October 11, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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