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Barack Obama: Sports Commentator, Duke Mojo Killer

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Posted on January 31 2010 1:12 pm

It was supposed to be a good game.

The kids were napping as my husband and I ate lunch, enjoying some Newcastle, watching a decent match up of two top ten teams, Duke and Georgetown.  Until…Barack Obama, ubiquity personified, was revealed on the sidelines with his entourage: Joe Biden, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and Reggie Love, amongst others.  (Seriously, was the entire executive branch there?  Was Rahm manning the replay videos?  Giving Coach K half-time pointers on how not to waste a good “crisis?”)

Aside from the cut-away shots to Obama spattered throughout, he donned a head set and sat with the commentators at half time.  Why, he’s just like us.  Behold:

One live tweet of the game came from GalThursday:

Yeah, and it was sitting courtside.

Assuming he was there in support of Reggie Love, a former Duke forward, I think it’s time we acknowledge this special ability Obama has in foiling the chances of whatever he endorses.  Call it the reverse-Midas touch.  With a track record like Corzine, Coakley, and Deeds, folks should be frantically running for an exit whenever he approaches.  “Hey, guys, I’m here to help!  Wait up!”

Ultimately, Georgetown prevailed over Duke, 89-77.  I blame these guys: 

Read more at The Huffington Post and Hot Air.

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