By Eric Vilas-Boas
President Obama has at least one edge over Romney in tonight's debate: his wife's cookies. The First Lady's baking beat out Ann Romney's in Family Circle's 2012 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, which, yes, is a real thing and has been going on since 1992. More than 9,000 readers weighed in on the competing recipes: Michelle's white-and-dark chocolate chip against Ann's M&M's variety (yet another of the family's unconventional recipe touches). When all was said and done, the contest yielded the narrowest margin in its twenty-year history, with Michelle winning by just 287 votes. The winning recipe has actually predicted the winner of the general election four out five times - the exception being Cindy McCain's winning oatmeal-butterscotch cookies in 2008 - which goes to show either the power of cookies or how arbitrary some of these "predictors" are. Whether he trounces Romney or not, however, at least the president can look forward to delicious cookies when he gets home.
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