Barack Obama is Big News. He’s also filling sweet tooth cravings in Des Moines, Iowa:
Ever since word spread
about the president-elect and his family’s fondness for Baby Boomers’
chocolate chunk cookies, the small downtown restaurant can’t bake them
“Two months ago I was giving these cookies away,” said
co-owner Rodney Maxfield. “Now, it’s like ‘I need two dozen cookies. I
need four-dozen cookies.'”
What does this craving sustain? Is it a want to be like Obama? Or is it a need to celebrate a new day with an old favorite?