He did. He wrote about his stepfather teaching him how to do it Indonesia within the pages of his autobiography, Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. That came out in 2004, but, dammit, there’s an election in November and this is a key issue.
The passage reads thusly:
With Lolo [Soetoro], I learned how to eat small green chili peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”
All this dog talk started after news—this time news first reported in 2007—about Mitt Romney confining the family pooch in a container and securing him to the top of his vehicle during a 12-hour drive in 1983 spread. The dog got violent diarrhea and Romney had to pull over to hose off the dog and his windshield.
So there you have it. Both of the presidential hopefuls don’t care about dogs. One eats them, the other treats them like Styles from “Teen Wolf.” You decide which is less egregious.