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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: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 8:12 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Barack Hussien Obama is not fit to run our country! Vote McCain '08!




Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 8:06 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

I'm just surprised Barak took a stand and picked anyone even if he went with the safe choice 'heels.  (of course the NC primary is coming up)

I figured he would have just voted present instead.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2008 7:39 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

obamas bracket is about as big a joke as he is


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Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 7:38 pm
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Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 7:13 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Having spent a portion of his upbringing in Kansas (where his mother was born and Grandparents lived), I thought he would have gone with the Jayhawks.  But, when in a pool, all sentimental allegiances should be replaced by common sense.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 7:04 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Ok this is dumb. You're saying his pick to win the NCAA Tournament goes against his campaign? People these days. First off Parrish this was the dumbest article i've seen you write since before the tournament started. I do like the fact that you're in Birmingham but come on weak article. Is Birmingham a good host city Parrish? Look for me in the nose bleed section on Saturday. Obama is our only hope to turn around America. We don't need another war veteran or a power hungry Clinton in office again. This is time for change and I hope America takes it.

GO OBAMA AND HEELS!!!!

P.S. I like his choice




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2008 6:35 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Barack claims to be all about changing American Politics, to be revolutionary and replace stagnant, old politicians with young progressive idealists.

Baracks platform is change, picking UNC is not anything new... if college hoops were politics, teams like UNC, UCLA, and Kansas would represent the very things Barack is fight against. Obama's platform wants to shake things up and should have picked a team the represents basketball's future instead of it's past.




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2008 6:26 pm
 

Come on, Barack! Did you forget your platform?

Huh?



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