Peanut, Big Mac & Jelly Bean: The Brief Era of Presidential Campaign Snacks
The Presidential Campaign Snack Era: Carter, Reagan, Bush & Clinton. In the long history of presidential campaigns, it was a relatively brief period, stretching from 1976 to 1992, but during any one of the four elections in that period which saw a new person thrust into the White House, by Election Day each of them had become inextricably linked to one identifiable, easily portable snack food. Salty, sweet, fattening, or low-calorie, it was no New Deal or Camelot, no New Beginning or Great Society, but rather a delicious moment in time largely forgotten as, “The Presidential Campaign Snack Era.” A
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