This is just pathetic. Obama, speaking in Philly says he’s a Phanatic. Now in Florida, he says he’s “showing the [Tampa Bay Devil] Rays some love.”
I don’t mean to single out Obama, many politicians, especially those running for president, have claimed a sudden, unexplainable rooting interest for teams then in the national spotlight, but come on-at least pick one team per championship.
Are we really that stupid? I mean, I am a huge New York Giants fan. Their Superbowl victory over the Patriots will live in my mind as long as I remember by own name. Does that preclude me from running for office outside of New York/New Jersey and Connecticut? It shouldn’t. What’s wrong with saying, “Look, I’m a life-long Yankees fan, so I don’t have an interest in the outcome, but I hope it’s a good, well played game.?” Or, even more ambitious, what about “I like the Phillies because the Devil Rays are a league rival?”
The point is, do politicians really believe voters are either (a) so stupid they won’t see through this or (b) so vain that they won’t vote for a politician that doesn’t kowtow to the local sports franchise? I don’t know, if voters believe Obama won’t raise their taxes (yes, even those making less than $250,000 per year), maybe voters are that dumb.