Food: Grits, kosher food
Fight: Santorum isn't the first Republican presidential candidate to politicize food. Earlier this month, critics accused Romney of shamelessly pandering to southerners when he told voters in Mississippi that he liked grits and told voters in Alabama that he was beginning to like catfish (after previously telling a crowd in South Carolina that he was not much of "a catfish man"). "Everything Mitt Romney learned about the South, he learned from a Jeff Foxworthy routine," Daily Show host Jon Stewart lamented. (Foxworthy has endorsed Romney.)
Then there was the Gingrich campaign's robocall in Florida claiming that, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney had denied kosher food to Holocaust survivors in nursing homes. PolitiFact ruled that the allegation, which was based on Romney's veto of a bill to provide additional funding for nursing homes, was "mostly false."
Here's Romney proclaiming his newfound love of grits:
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