Being Canadian, it really isn't my place to comment upon the politics of my southern cousins but this little tidbit is a bit shocking, is it not?
"You know I got a beer down there. What do they call it.. a Yuengling?" Obama said to a local man.But apparently not any beer that isn't, you know, cheap ass or is a designer brew. Is this not a refutation of all that craft beer fans have been advocating for over the last thirty years or so? Or is it a pandering for one voter group (PA bowlers who like Yuengling) that will open up a new opportunity for cross-brew vote pandering in the near future when he realizes the need to speak to the interests of craft beer dorks? That is the right word now, right?
"Yuengling! Like you didn’t know," the guy joked back.
"Trying a Pennsylvania beer, that’s what I’m talking about. Is it expensive though?" Obama asked. "Wanna make sure it’s not some designer beer or something."
He shook a few hands and took a few more sips of beer before he walked out, the headline writing itself: "The Candidate You Can Drink a Beer With…"