Campaigning in Ohio, the Veep stops for his favorite treat...
"I don't think there's an ice cream parlor in any town that I've been in throughout the tens of thousands of miles I've traveled that I [haven't] hit one time or another," Vice President Joe Biden announced this week. He indulged in his favorite pastime again on Saturday, making a stop at the Dairy Queen in Nelsonville, Ohio, as he whirled through the battleground state on a campaign tour.
Arriving in the late afternoon, the Veep strode to the counter and ordered three vanilla-chocolate swirl cones, two mediums and one small; he was accompanied by his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and by former Governor Ted Strickland, a national campaign co-chair.
"Man I can eat a hamburger, too," said the Vice President, but settled for just his frozen treat.
Biden and his companions raised their cones for a toast before digging in: "Here's to Nelsonville," said Strickland. The Veep had the smaller cone.
The tab was $5.17, and Biden paid with a $20 bill, giving the lucky fellow at the counter $2 of his change back as a tip.
After, he worked the Dairy Queen, greeting families and kids. Per the campaign, the franchise is owned by Cliff Warren and wife Robin, and it's been in the family since 1969. The Vice Presdient went behind the counter to pose for photos with staff before departing for a campaign event scheduled for the nearby town of Athens.
President Obama, meanwhile, was in Florida, enjoying his own favorite campaign trail treats: Meaty sandwiches and beer.