As part of the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, the White House is once again asking people to vote on which of the two pardoned turkeys gets the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey. It's the second year the White House has asked the public to decide on the chosen bird. Last year, voters were asked to choose between Cobbler and Gobbler; Cobbler ultimately won the title.
Each turkey has a profile on the White House website. Both are male and were born on July 8, 2013, so you'll have to base your decision on other characteristics, such as:
Walk (Caramel is “steady and deliberate” while Popcorn has a “proud strut”)
Gobble (Caramel’s is “quick, clear and frequent”; Popcorn’s is “more garbled” with “longer notes”)
Favorite food (Caramel is partial to soybean meal, while, appropriately enough, Popcorn likes corn)
Favorite song (Caramel rocks out to “Bad Romance” by
The public can vote by using #TeamCaramel or #TeamPopcorn on Twitter and
And to be clear, you’re not killing one turkey by voting for the other. President