Presidential candidates do not seem to be fussy eaters for the most part. Yet they have distinct dislikes, mostly from the veggie kingdom.
The Associated Press asked them a series of questions about their personal tastes, traits and backgrounds. Today's question and their answers:
What food do you hate?
: "I like nearly everything... I don't like, you know, things that are still alive."
: "I can't stand mushrooms. I don't want them on anything that I eat. And I have had to eat them because you get food served and it's sitting there and you're starving, so you eat."
: "Beets, and I always avoid eating them."
: Mushrooms, specifically. "I'm not a big vegetable eater." Recalling the first President Bush's distaste for broccoli, he said: "I sympathize with that fully."
: "Carrots. I just don't like carrots. I banned them from the governor's mansion when I was governor of Arkansas because I could."
: "I eat almost everything. Sometimes I don't do too well with vegetables."
: "Eggplant, in any shape or form. And I've always been able to avoid it."
: "Not much. I've tried to do better about that. I jokingly say that we kind of have a diet around our house that if it tastes good, you don't eat it. I haven't quite got there yet. There's not much that I turn down. That's a good thing on the campaign trail because you get quite a variety."