From CNN’s political ticker:
CHOCOLATE, SODA, CIGARS AMONG CANDIDATE BAD HABITS: When The Associated Press asked the presidential candidates about their bad habits, they did not fess up to anything that would sink the republic. John Edwards drinks his bad habit out of a can or bottle – he is a voracious consumer of orange soda. Barack Obama is chewing nicotine gum these days to beat his bad habit and chose something else to mention here. [...]
Bill Richardson acknowledged what has been obvious at various campaign functions: He has been eating what’s in front of him, breaking from his regimen of protein shakes.
It’s difficult to imagine that eating at a campaign dinner would be considered a “bad habit” in a non-fat candidate.
(And what does “what’s in front of him” mean? Most people eat from the plates set in front of them. Should Richardson have eaten from the plates of the people sitting to either side, instead?)