Breaking News! More Americans would rather barbecue with Barack Obama than with John McCain. How can McCain get a much-needed BBQ bounce? Time to (hand-)feed the press again at the old Arizona vacation home.

But really, it’s just a poll (albeit one with an appealing holiday-weekend-during -election-year hook). Just a snapshot. And we have to consider that, given McCain’s big media BBQ back in May, more Americans likely have barbecued with McCain than with Obama already. So maybe this poll just reflects their desire for a new BBQ experience. Change.

A poll. Involving male candidates and meat. Smells like food for Maureen Dowd’s thought.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.