Joe Biden’s Cheese Castle visit in Wisconsin resulted, if not in votes, at least in some nice, aged cheddar for the veep to munch on on the campaign trail.
Biden’s Cheese Castle visit happened on the campaign trail in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Friday, when the VP dropped in on the iconic store, surprising and even irritating some shoppers who had just planned on getting cheese that day.
Biden’s Cheese Castle stop was a boon to some who are fans of the Obama/Biden team and say the unexpected sighting of Joe in the wild was a big thrill. Wispolitics spoke to one excited voter who happened to be on-site for Biden’s Cheese Castle appearance:
“Marcia Borgardt of Oshkosh was in the store with a few friends on their way to Chicago.
“‘I love him, and I love Obama,’ she said, showing off the photo she had taken with Biden on her phone. ‘This was so exciting. It made my week.'”
But not all Cheese Castle shoppers were as excited as Borgardt to run into Biden while shopping. Another local site quotes one unnamed woman who dismissed the brouhaha as an attempt to win votes in the “battleground state,” and explains:
“As Biden cheerily greeted customers, a 30-something woman tried to explain what was happening to her young daughter. The woman said — quote — ‘This is a battleground state. They’re trying to win it. I just need some limburger cheese.'”
Biden’s Cheese Castle visit did have one definite plus for the VP as he campaigned, a 13-year-old sharp cheddar that he scored on manager Tyson Wehrmeister’s recommendation.