National Pizza Day is the perfect time to start asking the big questions about 2016's Presidential election: mainly, which candidate ordered the most pizza?
Wow, that's a lot of dough! Even so, the amount of money candidates spend on pizza isn't much compared to the amount pizza spends on candidates.
Big Pizza doesn't just get money from candidates, it also spends in politics. Pizza trade groups (eg. National Frozen Pizza Institute) make political donations to campaigns & spend lobbying on issues like whether pizza counts as a vegetable https://t.co/qHYbOq4jRU pic.twitter.com/cnk3lOLxzP— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) February 9, 2018
That's how rules like this get passed through Congress:
There's nothing quite like the world of pizza politics...
Being a pizza lobbyist doesn't seem like a bad gig. There were definitely some Twitter users interested in applying.
How does one become a lobbyist for Big Pizza? Would that be called Jumbo slice?— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) February 9, 2018
Another big question raised by the graph: what the heck is going on with Carly Fiorina?
Of course, some mysteries will remain a mystery.
What I really want to see is how much Herman Cain spent on Godfather's Pizza in 2012. 😬— Kedron Bardwell (@KedronBardwell) February 9, 2018
Twitter couldn't get enough of the candidate's pizza and what it meant for their chances of winning!
What better way to celebrate National Pizza Day?
I think we're all on the same page: if we can't use pizza to learn about campaign finance, then we're lost as a society.