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 ;)