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Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Posted on: March 20, 2008 6:09 pm
 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- I'm a little disappointed in Barack Obama's pick to win the national championship.

North Carolina?

Sure, it makes sense.

But does it really represent Obama and all for which he stands?

I don't think so considering the presidential hopeful has wowed voters in recent months by acknowledging the fact that he is an "unconventional" candidate. He's been asking people to embrace it while shunning conventional wisdom, and it's working brilliantly. But when it was time for Obama to practice what he pounds, the democrat caved and went with UNC, meaning he sided with the establishment, with old reliable, with the comfortable pick.

My opinion: Obama should've gone outside the power structure (i.e., the BCS-affiliated leagues).

Because an unconventional candidate should have an unconventional pick.

How about Xavier?

Or Memphis?

Or Gonzaga?

Any of those would've worked, I think. But if Obama just had to go with a BCS-affiliated program then the pick should've obviously been Stanford -- an academic school led by a set of twins (Brook and Robin Lopez) from a white mother and black father. It's perfect given how Obama comes from a white mother and black father, too. It would've sent a message about how those from unconventional backgrounds can achieve greatness. But nooooooooooooo. Mr. Unconventonal had to go conventional with his bracket. And if his campaign subsequently comes undone he'll only have himself to blame.
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Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2008 11:22 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Well said eastwood...I thought of responding to that ignorant post as well, but decided not to waste my time on such a low life. I agree with your post 100% and couldn't have said it any better.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2008 10:23 am
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Hell if I was trying to win the Senate Bracket Pool I'd put UNC all the way. Gotta go with a sure thing when you got that much money on the line.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2008 7:43 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Ha.  Whatever.  It's all politics.  He's only picking North Carolina because they are the best team from a state that still has a primary upcoming.



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2008 4:37 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Our site as Bill Clinton's picks up today and mentioned McCain's...it's all for fun.  Gary in no way meant for this to seriously praise/bash Obama.  He was just having a little fun.  Leave it to some of you guys to kill it and keep Gary from writing amusing little blurbs like this in his blog.



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2008 4:01 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

What kind of scum juice have you been drinking?



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2008 10:33 am
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

I just had to give you mad props for mixing sports and politics man.  I love how a ton of comments are politically leaned.  Good article I enjoyed it.



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2008 9:15 am
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

You are such a dumbass for even posting what you posted above because your argument does not hold water just another idiot who wants to agree with parrish. UNC is the past and the future of college basketball and that is not going to change regardless of your perception and ignorance. Quest 



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2008 9:06 am
 

Come on, Parrish, did you forget...

this is a blog site about sports, besides he's got a spiritual advisor who says the US had it coming on 9/11. Barrack Hussein Obama's guru hating on the innocent victims of the worst tragedy ever, you want him to be president, are people this stupid, wake up, there is something shady about the guy, and he's no different than any politician, he'll say anything, but now, that to reverend wrong, we know what he thinks about and its all going to come out this summer, you'll see




Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2008 1:01 am
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Some of you need to look up the word satire in the dictionary. I don't know if some of you just have no sense of humor or are too dense to understand that Parrish is making a joke. This is a BLOG. Not the NY Times. It was a cute little piece of satire that apparently worked because many of you took it way to seriously. Calm down and have a laugh, it's good for you.



Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2008 1:01 am
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

*"these types of people in foreign countries"



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