Obama Burger or Romney Omelette? The French Vote With Stomachs at American Diner in Paris

Category: Media & Culture / Nov 06, 2012 2:53PM EDT
They say that the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. If so diners at this American restaurant in Paris gave all their love to United States President Barack Obama butchering his competition, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Breakfast in America, a US eatery in the romantic and historic Paris quartier of Le Marais, and locally known as BIA, customers were asked to vote by choosing between an 'Obama burger' or a 'Romney Omelette' for lunch among other U.S election specials. As polls opened in the US on Tuesday (November 6) in Paris they were voting with their stomachs to re-elect the U.S President. Satiated customers said this was a far better way of casting your vote than queuing at polling stations. The 'Obama Burger' featured a slice of beef, grilled onion, relish and was topped by two hot-dog sausages The 'Romney Omelette' was a simple concoction made out of just two eggs and a bit of milk. Perhaps not surprisingly then diners said they found 'Obama' a juicier candidate. By end of midday business the final tally showed the sizzling Obama had ravaged its pale Romney opposition despite the latter making more sense on the economy: the 'Obama Burger' - 12 euros - was ordered seven times for lunch. The 'Romney Omelette' - 7 euros - had no takers at all. Carlson said the dishes were chosen to reflect each candidate's personality. Asked if it he thought that he might have tipped the scales in Obama's favour he said: The menu also included "Independent" pancakes for those who did not wish to pick either Obama or Romney. The restaurant's polls were due to close at 2200GMT in Paris, with a landslide victory expected for President Obama. Meanwhile real opinion polls show Obama and Romney in a virtual dead heat, although the Democratic incumbent has a slight advantage in several vital swing states that could give him the 270 electoral votes needed to win the state-by-state contest.