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Ann Romney Outbaked by Michelle Obama

by Keith Koffler on October 2, 2012, 8:36 am

Michelle Obama has won the quadrennial Family Circle cookie bakeoff, defeating Ann Romney by just three points in voting – about the margin that separates their husbands in the campaign.

Michelle eeked out her victory with a recipe for “white and dark chocolate chip cookies.”

I’m sorry, but the irony of submitting such a recipe when you’re the wife of the first mixed race president is a little hard to miss.

Ann Romney went with M&M cookies. And yes, in some respects, Mitt Romney does remind me of an M&M.

Michelle’s cookies garnered 4,844 votes from Family Circle readers, or 51.5 percent. Ann’s cookies picked up 4,557 votes for a 48.5 percent share.


Jon October 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

How many calories are in each of these winning cookies? Unfortunately, they can’t be served to our schoolchildren…

emma October 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

Does Soros own Family Circle? that would explain why communist
cookies win. mo doesn’t outdo any aspect of Ann Romney.

Ann a first class lady with integrity, values and love of our country.
mo a deceitful, selfish, destructive disbarred lawyer fraud bent on starving our children and destroying America.

Kimbly October 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

I really thought this was one of your satire pieces.

Keith Koffler October 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I did too for a moment.

Langley Spook October 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

cookies are racist.

pianogirl88 October 2, 2012 at 8:54 am

Ann would have baked the cookies herself. Mooch would have had us pay for the chef to fly in from Chicago to bake them for her.

Just2old October 2, 2012 at 9:48 am


Brit Shaw November 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Rude and very disrespectful! And your point?

TACTIKILLER December 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

Oversensitive much? The point they’re trying to make is that while Ann has a history of doing much herself, Obama has a history of doing very little herself (outside of being a noise polluter).

Scottso October 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

I bet this piece of news gets more press from the main street media than the attacks on our embassies.

Shofar October 2, 2012 at 10:04 am

While not a fan of the Daily Beast, interesting article regarding the Benghazi attacks –

From the article: “The new information disclosed in the letter obtained by The Daily Beast strongly suggests the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the late Ambassador Chris Stevens were known by U.S. security personnel to be targets for terrorists. Indeed, the terrorists made their threats openly on Facebook.”

The fact that the threats were known, and yet little to nothing changed regarding threat assessment and response again leaves me wanting to see Clinton and others responsible for this debacle charged criminally for the deaths of Stevens and other American personnel.

srdem65 October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

There will be no discouraging news until the election is over. Our soldiers being killed by Afganis isn’t worth much, there are no journalists embedded sending videos and shocking reports from the battlefronts. War? what war?

Border patrol agent killed in Arizona, another wounded won’t be given much newstime because firefights at our border don’t seem real.
What? our border patrol is engaging a foreign invasion of our country…nah.

However, this story seems to be important:
I do admit there is some poetic justice there.

Mike C October 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

I doubt there will be discouraging news about Obama EVER.
But if he is re-elected, the mainstream media’s own survival is in doubt, I would think.

Shofar October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

This brings new meaning to the term “farm(er) fed” animals.

How will this impact the Six Degrees of Bacon?

Will this event sow a whole new line of jokes on Leno, or will Letterman hog all the bits he can get?

SR, you really can’t leave me openings like this when I’ve already had a pot of coffee and two Mt. Dews (just don’t tell me doctor).

Scottso October 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

Very funny!

Star October 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I laffed, too.

srdem65 October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Doggone it, Shofar, that was a serious story….snort.

So not funny, but it is.

RickW October 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

Well, that settles it for me. I’m now supporting Obama. :>)

Sadie October 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

Cookie Monster! : )

RickW October 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

“Uh….I uh….when I ..uh said Bumps in the Road I was….uh….thinking about …uh…Michelle’s delicious….recipe (coughs) for cookies. Let me be …uh…clear…thats what she calls the ..uh …recipe”

Shofar October 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

The bumps in the road were actually walnut and chocolate pieces dropped on the floor.

jerry October 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

Michelle….Did you bake those cookies?

This coming from a woman who makes kids suffer at lunch and tells you what you can and cannot eat.

Shofar October 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

Michelle you “Didn’t bake those.” The government helped you! The government provided the roads that brought the flour, sugar, chocolate chips and other ingredients to the WH. The government helped the farmers to raise the wheat that the flour was made from. The government helped the import of Cacao to make the chocolate. The government made sure that the gas and power lines were there to provide the means to cook the cookies. The government gave you the education so that you could figure out how to read or make up the recipe.

These aren’t your cookies Michelle, they are the people’s cookies. Your cookie success was built on the backs of the poor laborerS who worked the fields and factories to produce the ingredients.

To paraphrase your husband, “YOU DIDN’T BAKE THAT!”

emma October 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

bet mo won over Family Circle by giving them free cell phones.

Keith Koffler October 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Good one Shofar.

Shofar October 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Keith.

Girly1 October 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

51.1% vs. 48.5%? Oversampling of Dems….

Sadie October 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

Don’t be silly – oversampling of Alice B. Toklas brownies.

Keith Koffler October 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Using the 2008 cookie demographics.

A.Men October 2, 2012 at 9:54 am

Fraud! Is Moochelle even a female?!

ImNoDhimmi October 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I have grave doubts.

MarjoJimbo October 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

From the Family Circle website:

“Will history repeat itself? Our bake-off has been a bellwether in four out of five elections, with the winner becoming First Lady. Don’t forget to vote November 6!”

RickW October 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

This poll has been brought to you by the Pillsbury Dough Boy……Have we really come to this?

srdem65 October 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

Leave it to the Dem machine to make a cookie selection racist.

Death Ray October 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

I’m sorry, but the irony of submitting such a recipe when your the wife of the first mixed race president is a little hard to miss.

That would be “poetry”, not “irony”.

ImNoDhimmi October 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

There is nothing even remotely poetic about Barry and Me-Chelle.

Susan October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

That’s almost as hokey as the new Obama union-sponsored ad. Evidently Romney doesn’t hug his garbageman…

pianogirl88 October 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

In all my years of being alive (won’t even go down that road this morning!) I have never, EVER seen someone hug the crew who picks up garbage or recycling! If I see them, I’ll say “good morning” and “thanks”, but that’s it!

Girly1 October 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

ROFLOL!!! What’s next…a beer summit at the WH with Mr. Hayes, the garbage collector?

Cat October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

You didn’t bake that.

Car in October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

“Family Circle”? Yea I’ll care about their predictions … never.

Cat October 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

The rest of us paid for those roads the Secret Service used to drive you to Target.
Nobody bakes cookies alone.

Don October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

I demand a recount!

Keith Koffler October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Mobilize the attorneys.

The Original October 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

Does anyone actually think that MO actually has ever baked anything that has any value?

At least, Ann had 5 boys which she had to feed.

No way I believe that MO’s recipe isn’t anything that doesn’t come out of hte WH kitchen.

Keith Koffler October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Her cookies were by definition baked at taxpayer expense.

JP October 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Meeeeeeeeshell doesn’t know how to bake. They had a chef who lived with them in Chicago. But she can sure stuff those pieces of crap into that big mouth of hers. How do I know? Look at her behind – it’s as big as a broad side of a bus.

Rod October 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The other irony is that those Moochelle cookies would be banned at school lunch counters by Moochelle herself.

Car in October 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Michelle “bakes” about as much as she “gardens.”

Robin H October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Did Family Circle check the recipes for plagerism? I wouldn’t be surprised if MOo borrowed the recipe from someone else. They’re not above cheating to get what they want.

OK Lady October 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Please don’t fault me if I find it hard to believe Michelle Obama ever baked a batch of cookies.

Robin H October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

We won’t fault you, but isn’t that RAAACIST!!!!?

Muthmedia October 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Surprised Mooch didn’t use a recipe with ACORNS.

pianogirl88 October 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Excellent point!

OvertheOs October 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Do not believe any polls anywhere ever.

aunty M October 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

After what I read today on the, Obama is really playing the race card in spades. So Michellle seems to be doing the same thing, only with cookies. Why am I not surprised? Those two want to win the election so bad that they will stop at nothing to win it. Just check out Drudge.

Al47 October 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Talk about high sugar content right there!!

Celia November 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

If Romney were president, Ann would have won.

Michelle should have called her cookies “mutt”

TastesLikeEmu December 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Fried chicken and watermelon will win it every time.