Romney mocked for saying ‘hot dog’ is his ‘favorite meat’
Liberal commentators and media figures mocked former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for saying that “hot dog” is his “favorite meat.”
Romney, now running for a Utah Senate seat, made the comment at a dinner organized by his campaign, according to a profile of the candidate by the Washington Examiner.
“My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” Romney said. “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.”
Social media users were quick to jump on Romney for the quote, with most mocking Romney for his wealth and joking that the quote was a failed attempt to seem relatable to average voters.
Campaign advisor: …and your favorite kind of meat?
Romney: The heated dog.
Campaign advisor: The HOT dog.
Romney: The hot dog.https://t.co/yIeDoHCfyh
— Calm Tomb (@CalmTomb) May 4, 2018
He says, delicately cutting his hot dog with a knife and fork https://t.co/YICdLy1xkJ
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) May 4, 2018
ROMNEY: Ahoy, Sir! I’ll take one heated dog sausage, that famous American meat tube, with your finest Heinz tomato chutney
BALLPARK VENDOR: What
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 4, 2018
I’m actually kind of shocked Romney said “hot dog” instead of “frankfurter”
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) May 4, 2018
mitt romney has never eaten a hot dog in his life https://t.co/wnF3jxT1RE
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) May 4, 2018
when you’re totally and definitely not a billionaire https://t.co/KSUavBiSH0
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) May 4, 2018
Things only a 7-year-old or someone running for political office would say: https://t.co/XeUz0dfqqW
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 4, 2018
“Whomst among us regular Josephs does not prefer the moist succulence of ground ham over the effortful nature of more slab-like meats?” https://t.co/pFhg45K0Qj
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 4, 2018