For a politician like Mike Huckabee, who has struggled with his weight—the former Arkansas governor lost more than 100 pounds when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes—a Midwestern midway is filled with dietary land mines. So when it came time to attend the Iowa State Fair in 2007, Huckabee preached temperance: “All I would say is enjoy in moderation," he told reporters as he faced a gauntlet of gluttony. "I may eat something that is like a meat or a protein. I will probably eat a pork chop, which is good and decent ... I have two basic rules for food: if it wasn't a food a hundred years ago, it isn't a food today. Second rule, if it comes through a car window, it isn't a food. So that eliminates a lot of stuff out here."