Our Carnivore President: Obama Enjoys Hot Dog With David Cameron At March Madness Game

Here’s a pic of Obama and Cameron. The only disturbing thing about this picture is the extended caption, which says that Cameron put (cringe) ketchup on his dogs. Yuck! The things one tolerates in the name of international comity!

Those of you who know I’m a sprout-eater also know that in no way do I disapprove of someone else’s eating meat: humans are natural omnivores. Indeed, I find most disapproval goes the other direction: carnivores disapprove of vegetarians, whether out of some sort of vague guilt about their own meat-eating habits or for some even less comprehensible reasons.

So here’s my question: Could the United States ever elect a vegetarian to the office of President?

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  • Steve  On Friday March 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    My own answer: no. This fundamentally nonpolitical matter would soon be successfully depicted as a sign of weakness, and the campaign would be all over.

    Or, in these times in which Godwin’s Law is almost a thing of the past, opponents would point out that Hitler was a vegetarian. “Kenyan Socialist Communist Fascist Nazi VEGETARIAN…” that would be a bigger mouthful than one could bite off a hot dog!

  • upyernoz  On Friday March 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

    yeah, i would go with “no” too, just like how an atheist could never be elected to this country.

    then again, it wasn’t that long ago that i would have bet that a black man would not be elected president within my lifetime. so what do i know?

  • Bryan  On Friday March 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Sure a vegetarian could be elected – right after the first woman, and then the first atheist, and the first gay Latina atheist.

    You just have to get in line and wait, but your time will come … well, if the country still exists in a few hundred years.

    • Steve  On Friday March 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      I’d be willing to bet that “atheist” would come in last… at least in this America, on this Earth, in this Universe. Lately, my sources of comfort are Richard Dawkins and David Deutsch…

      If the person in the story who “saw God and She is Black” were Rick Santorum, he would have told God that She had better not run for President.

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