As a service to our readers in the early primary states we here at the BoozinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Blog thought that we would help you prepare in case you find yourself sitting in a bar next to one of the presidential hopefuls over the next couple of months. So we sent our crack team of research analysts and mixologists out into the field to learn what, exactly, are the candidatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ favorite drinks. The results were a little surprising but we decided to publish them nevertheless.
So here, presented in alphabetical order so as to not express any bias, are the 2008 presidential candidatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ favorite drinks.
Joe Biden Ã¢â‚¬â€œ chopped raw meat in a goblet
Hillary Clinton Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Red Bull in a blue cup
Christopher Dodd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ nonalcoholic white wine
John Edwards Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dom Perignon from a Thermos cap cup
Rudolph Giuliani Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Ruddy Sour-9 parts bourbon, 1 part lemon juice, 1 part lime juice
Mike Gravel Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Pickle Juice
Mike Huckabee Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Weight Watchers shake, chocolate
Duncan Hunter Ã¢â‚¬â€œ tequila but call it bourbon
Dennis Kucinich Ã¢â‚¬â€œ green tea with soy milk creamer
John McCain Ã¢â‚¬â€œ beer, no whiskey, no wineÃ¢â‚¬Â¦um, what are you having?
Barack Obama Ã¢â‚¬â€œ black & tan
Ron Paul Ã¢â‚¬â€œ rain water, the only drink that comes without a tax
Bill Richardson Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Corona, no lime
Mitt Romney Ã¢â‚¬â€œ iced tea with nips of gin added when no oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looking
Tom Tancredo Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Makers Mark
Fred Thompson Ã¢â‚¬â€œ martinis and lots of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem provided he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to do the mixinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢