Skip to comments.Study Shows Republicans are Ketchup Freaks
Posted on 04/28/2008 11:28:30 AM PDT by indcons
Which condiment you favor when you lather your hot dog -- ketchup or mustard -- reveals your politics, according to a noted political scientist.
"People who mostly or entirely use ketchup are much more likely to favor the invasion of Iraq than those who use mustard," says Dr. Noah Frum, a senior fellow at the prestigious Institute for Political Advantage think tank.
"Red is an aggressive, war-like color, whereas yellow is much more passive and low-key, " he says. Dr. Frum conducted his study when one of the political parties, looking for an advantage in the upcoming November elections, came to him looking for new ways to identify possible supporters.
"We'd done the usual ones -- income, gender, education -- so we decided to focus on food."
Dr Frum gathered a number of subjects together, placed hot dogs and hamburgers in front of them, and gave them their choice of ketchup or mustard. Then he asked their opinions on a number of subjects, including the war in Iraq, terrorism and immigration.
"The ketchup eaters were much more likely to favor aggressive policies than the mustard-eaters," he says. "Their food preferences weren't the only thing that was 'yellow'."
I love ketchup.
I love ketchup, and Chinese Mustard, too! I guess I am a conflicted Republican.
Onion and relish guys favor all out nuclear war.
my favorite vegetable ;)
It's just not a hotdog without it.
Very cute. I must be conflicted like the other poster because I only eat my dogs with ketchup AND mustard. And FWIW, mustard is healthier than ketchup.
I wonder if anyone uses the term catsup anymore - that seems a little old fashioned.
I like ketchup and mustard on my burger, but on my hot dog I like mustard.
Agressive is not a bad thing....If it was....nothing would get done.
Hmmm . . . I like mustard on my hot dogs and ketchup (Hunt’s, not Heinz!) on my burgers; I do not like ketchup on my hot dogs nor mustard on my burgers!
Does this make me a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal? Puth-hooy on both. Pick a side and commit, LOL.
I love ketchup, too, but I haven’t used any Heinz products since the 2004 elections.
I like ketchup as well as hot salsa. Does that mean I’m aggressive with a hidden desire to invade Mexico?
Mustard, chili and onions here. Ketchup doesn’t go well with the beer.
I put kraut on my hot dogs.
Not sure what that means.
French fries are simply a ketchup delivery tool...
It seems to be active online. I hope it stays around - there’s no better source for international news ;)
I love ketchup, but as a conservative I have to ask how this study was funded. Taxpayers dollars?
I’m sorry, but ketchup is disgusting. And anyone who would put ketchup on a hot dog just isn’t right.
...and leftists love must-TARD
Are you harboring some deep-rooted Nazi sympathy? According to my hi scewl text books, Nazism and Facism are right wing!
Ketchup is for those who can’t tolerate something spicy.
Ketchup is great on burgers.
Only children put it on hot dogs.
Sauerkraut and spicy mustard on a bratwurst....droool... I think I may clean off my grill and fire it up after work.
I could run a ketchup safehouse in my refrigerator. I keep a bottle for guests, but I always use something spicier my self - salsa, chili sauce, Tabasco, etc.
Got to be the silliest study on record.
Ketchup: Only on fries
Mustard: Any kind
It’s the taste, stupid, not the color. When I eat, I don’t color-coordinate.
I only put relish on hot dogs.
Nah, I eat Ungers (Supervision — NSKC (Pareve))
I think it is more so I can pass gas in the car and make Mrs. MWT fume and the daughters laugh.
i like it, as long as it doesn’t say Heinz on the bottle.
I’ve been using W Ketchup for almost four years now. Great stuff!
“And FWIW, mustard is healthier than ketchup.”
But somebody once told me that ketchup is a vegetable!!
Seriously though, mustard is so much tastier and has so many more flavor variations. I’ll use chili, mustard, onions, and kraut, but not ketchup.
Both are varieties of socialism, so your high school was a brainwashing camp.
I like ketchup on hamburgers, but the proper condiment for a hotdog is mustard and sauerkraut, unless, of course it’s a chilidog. (I’m getting heartburn just thinking about it.) And I think our foreign policy is not aggressive enough.
I’d rather have mustard than ketchup but not the yellow kind. I like it spicy. I wonder what that makes me.
150 years under the thumb of the Democrats and the republicans is enough, it is time for a change, a change to a party that loves this country and understands that we are a Republic.
Let us revolt at the ballot box, anyone but a green, a democrat, or a republican.
“Ive been using W Ketchup for almost four years now. Great stuff!”
I’ve been using it myself, and gave bottles of it to various members of my family. I only use it on burgers, though. I use mustard on my hotdogs. I was wondering what to eat tonight and now I know: hotdogs.
Of course we are...it’s how we get our vegetables.
I hate ketchup on anything exept fries and meatloaf.
My first thought was “YELLOW” YEP,sounds like a Democrat color to me. BTW, I am an independent EX republican.
It means you secretly want to invade Poland.
Please Lord, tell me he didn’t get a government grant to do this “study.”
Two problems with this story...there is no such person as Noah Frum nor is there an Institute for Political Advantage.
I don’t use ketchup. I’m a Republican.