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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, campaigning for the Republic presidential nomination, reportedly had a moment that recalled the time 15 years ago that then-President George H.W. Bush expressed amazement at scanning technology long after it became commonplace in supermarkets.

In Alabama, Giuliani was asked if he knew how much a gallon of milk and a loaf of white bread cost. “A gallon of milk is probably about a $1.50, a loaf of bread about a $1.25, $1.30,” he replied.

The Associated Press reports that “a check of the Web site for D'Agostino supermarket on Manhattan's Upper East Side showed a gallon of milk priced at $4.19 and a loaf of white bread at $2.99 to $3.39. In Montgomery, Ala., a gallon of milk goes for about $3.39 and bread is about $2.”

Giuliani did better when asked how it cost for a gallon of gasoline. "Gas, I think, is $2.89," he said.
KC's View:
All the men and women campaigning for the presidency can probably be excused for not knowing how much it costs for milk and bread, though at this point you’d think that before one hits the campaign trail, the candidates would be briefed on such things.