MILWAUKEE — Self-confessed cheese connoisseur Ted Cruz made two dairy-related campaign stops on Monday.
Accompanied by wife Heidi, his two daughters, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Sen. Mike Lee and former presidential race rival Carly Fiorina, Cruz visited the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha and then Glorioso’s Italian Market in Milwaukee.
Here are five of the day’s top cheese-related moments ahead Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary.
1. No Cheesehead-Wearing
The Canadian-born senator rejected a “cheesehead” from daughter Caroline.
“There is an iron-clad rule in politics which is no funny hats,” he said. “And any hat by definition is defined as a funny hat. Michael Dukakis demonstrated that powerfully when he put on a helmet and rode in a tank. And so I will cheer on that hats of others.”
2. ‘This Is Wisconsin’
Cruz reveled in the wintry spring weather.
“Is there any more Wisconsin image in the entire world than standing in front of the Cheese Castle with snow coming down surrounded by the great men and women of the state. This is America. And this is Wisconsin.”
3. Cheese as a Weapon?
As Cruz was walking out the door at Glorioso’s, he was asked: “Should we arm the cheese curds?”
4. No Ropes, Just ‘Fancy Cheese’ on This Campaign
Cruz joked that cheese, sorbet and gelato might improve his relationship with journalists.
5. Life in the White (Cheddar) House
The Texas senator was asked whether everyday would be “big block of cheese day” during a Cruz presidency.
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