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ABC news anchor Charlie Gibson asked the candidates campaigning for president about their guiltiest pleasure. "Ice cream," said Joe Biden, D-Del. "A lot of it. A lot of it."

"Well I have been known to chew on a cigar of questionable origin (Montecristo)," admitted former Sen. Fred Thompson.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said his guiltiest pleasures were Cuban cigars and chocolate. "Chocolate," said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. "And sometimes more than I should ever have." Asked what kind of chocolate, she said, "Just about every form, dark chocolate more than milk chocolate, if you're going to think about sending me any."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney got even more specific. "M&Ms, Hershey bars, Reese's peanut butter cups, Nutella, Nutella and peanut butter on toast," he said, "I mean these are some of the great luxuries in life. Chocolate milk."

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., would trade chocolate milk for a different guilty pleasure. "Oh God, I love a good wine, probably too much, probably know I shouldn't," he said. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was more reflective. "Sleeping late, which I don't do very well these days," he replied. "But sleeping late. Sometimes if I get exhausted enough, I can sleep late in the morning. Even if my kids want me to get up." Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. has given up his addition to smoking, thanks to his wife. "Well now that I have stopped sneaking the occasional cigarette, which made me feel tremendously guilty and my wife was constantly on me about it, I suppose it's SportsCenter," he admitted. "I know I should go to sleep. But somehow I find myself being able to watch highlights over and over." Meanwhile, the Associated Press asked the presidential candidates about what foods they hate to find on their plates, reports the Chicago Tribune. Always politically correct, Clinton told AP she'd eat anything. But Romney declared his opposition to eggplant, Edwards is not a fan of mushrooms and Obama does not like beets. No one went so far as to say they would ban broccoli from the White House, as George Bush the elder did shortly after his election. "I'm president of the United States, and I'm not going to eat it anymore," he famously declared.

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