As election season heats up, presidential candidates both declared and undeclared have stepped up their “folksy anecdote” game, trading barbs about who shops at Kohl’s and who doesn’t. When it comes to running for president, the real winner will be the person who can successfully convince America they are not rich while simultaneously raising millions of dollars in campaign funding. See if you can match the presidential candidates with the anecdotes they tell to show just how down-to-earth they are.
1 This candidate coached his or her son’s Little League team.
2 This candidate (falsely) stated that all four of his or her grandparents were immigrants.
3 This candidate got weird looks when he or she asked for “sawmill gravy” and grits at a Manhattan restaurant.
4 This candidate owed over $100,000 in student loans after graduation.
5 This candidate frequently drives his or herself to Chipotle.
6 This candidate touts his underprivileged upbringing as the child of a bartender and a maid.
7 This candidate has mastered the art of Kohl’s cash.
8 This candidate’s father was a World War II veteran who owned a small drapery business.
9 This candidate worked at McDonald’s in high school.
10 This candidate feels disconnected from “people who have never fired a gun, never fished with a cane pole, never cooked with propane, or never changed a tire.”
11 This candidate’s father is a Cuban immigrant who put himself through college by washing dishes.
12 This candidate frequently quotes the advice of his “tough as nails” Sicilian mother.
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