Obama supporters served unglamorous feast of Cheez-Its, peanuts and pretzels at glitzy inauguration party
DAILY MAIL UK
Whoever coined the term ‘to the victor goes the spoils’ did not have President Barack Obama’s official inauguration party in mind.
They knocked on doors for him and helped him win re-election, but when Obama supporters put on their tuxedos and ball gowns to celebrate the start of his second term in office, they feasted on pretzels, peanuts and Cheez-its.
‘This is the food? I’m not too thrilled about it. It’s for the birds,’ said Ben Shelly, who helped mobilize support for Obama on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.
Party snacks: Obama supporters were served with humdrum peanuts, pretzels and Cheez-Its. ‘The food? I’m not too thrilled about it. It’s for the birds,’ said one man
Dancing was also difficult: it was much too crowded in front of the stage to manage more than an easy shoulder roll when pop stars like Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley played their hits.
But that did not stop Obama backers from partying with their president, and celebrating the brief moment when the rancor of the campaign has faded and the tough work of his second term has yet to begin.