DNC Grills Walker on Immortal Pat’s vs. Geno’s Rivalry

pats-genosWisconsin Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Scott Walker is swinging by Philadelphia today.

The trip is part of his announcement tour that began when he tossed his hat into the ring on July 13th (Walker last visited Philly as the keynote speaker for the NRLC in June).

The campaign revealed two stops that will be open to the public: a 1:15 p.m. visit to Pat’s King of Steaks and a 1:45 stop at Geno’s Steaks.

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:

4 Responses

  1. If this the worst thing the Dems can say about Walker, they must be scared to death of him.

    If we put the same question to the Democrat field, Hillary would pick the one that donated more to the Clinton Foundation, Sanders would pick neither because he thinks having too many choices leads to starving children, and O’Malley wouldn’t be able to finish his because there’d be a drive-by shooting before he could finish eating it.

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