Game changer: Obama touts Thin Mints as best Girl Scout cookie!/markknoller/status/224938396143980545

Whew! The most pressing debate of our time has finally bubbled to the surface.

BREAKING: Obama says he is "partial" to thin mints.

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 16, 2012

That’s right; President Obama is on Team Thin Mints. We are only surprised that he didn’t tell Girl Scouts that they didn’t hoof it all over town to sell their cookies and raise money; someone else did that for them.

Still, is this a game changer?

Thin Mints are, in fact, the best Girl Scout cookie. I'm now voting for Obama.

— Christine (@cmdeb) July 16, 2012

President Obama's favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor? Thin Mints. FOUR MORE YEARS!

— Hokie Wartooth (@Hokie_Wartooth) July 16, 2012

But, wait! Not everyone is a fan of the Thin Mints, even though “Thin Mints” is now trending on Twitter.

obama is wrong, samoas are better. now im voting for romney. #youlie RT @mikememoli BREAKING: Obama says he is "partial" to thin mints.

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 16, 2012

Oh, my! When you’ve lost Media Matter’s Oliver Willis …

Proof that the President and I are just on different sides. #teamsamoa RT @politico: Obama’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie

— CapitolHillStyle (@CapHillStyle) July 16, 2012

Even worse, thin mints are decidedly NOT the best kind of girl scout cookie and I can't trust someone who thinks that.

— Kate Bachelder (@katebachwsj) July 16, 2012

#YES RT @TerryMoran: MAJOR GAFFE. Obama declares his favorite Girl Scout cookie is Thin Mints. The correct answer, of course, is Samoas.

— Bliss (@_blissdavis) July 16, 2012

Obama did not think about this Thin Mints statement at all. Totally alienating the Thicksnacks delegation.

— Bäé & Nephew (@Carnegro) July 16, 2012

Anyone not choosing Tagalongs has v. questionable judgment RT @pemalevy: Mystery solved: Obama's favorite Girl Scout cookie is the mint one.

— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) July 16, 2012

Explicit pander.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 16, 2012

Others see Thin Mints as a code-word “dog whistle,” natch.

Samoas are gross and thin mints are the white man's cookie. Tagalongs are where it's at.

— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) July 16, 2012

And “real journalists” are feeling the shame, for once.

This is the third blog post I've written about cookies in the last 10 days. #journalism.

— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) July 16, 2012

Twitter user extraordinaire, Nathan Wurtzel, comes up with a whole new Girl Scout cookie for the Tax-lover in chief.

I thought Obama's favorite Girl Scout cookie would be Samoataxdollars.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) July 16, 2012

That’s a win right there. Another suggestion: Disappoint-Mints.

This cookie thing has more successfully distracted attention from Bain/taxes than anything Romney has tried. Nice job, Obama.

— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 16, 2012

See? Game changer!

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