Obviously, Walker did not want to become embroiled in the legendary feud between the two vendors.
The DNC, however, was only to happy to stoke the fire.
“This afternoon, Scott Walker will eat a cheesesteak at Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia,” the DNC wrote in an email. “Then, minutes later, Walker will eat a cheesesteak at Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia. Anyone from South Philly (or well, google) can tell you that Pat’s vs. Geno’s is the city’s (the world’s?) greatest rivalry. Why does Walker refuse to pick a side?”
The Democrats sought to portray this as another instance where Walker failed to speak out on a critical issue.
“Scott Walker has not been able to take positions on evolution, President Obama’s love of country, and lacks the leadership to pick a side when one of his fellow GOP candidates steps way over the line,” DNC Spokesman T.J. Helmstetter wrote. “And now he can’t even pick a cheesesteak? This pattern of pandering is unpresidential.”
“So, will it be Geno’s or Pat’s? Geno’s then Pat’s? Pat’s then Geno’s? Will Scott Walker be able to make a decision? And will he stick with it?,” the email concluded.
PoliticsPA will remain neutral in this Great Cheesesteak War.
UPDATE: Matt Gelb of the Inquirer may have discovered Scott Walker’s preference:
Scott Walker did not make it through his second cheesesteak. The remnants from Pat’s: pic.twitter.com/YjtTroBFW4
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) July 28, 2015