The thing about conservatives is I just don’t know.
Once Obama voiced his support for the Tigers, their defeat was assured. The Giants played marvelously, that’s true, but they should also send a word of thanks to the President. Without the benefit of the curse he laid upon the Tigers, they might not have won.
Those Obama voters who are Detroit Tigers fans might want to rethink their support for the President. It’s really not nice what he did to their team.
But this one’s smart.
Obama didn’t like it during the first presidential debate when Romney said, “You don’t pick winners and losers; you pick losers.” Obama didn’t like it because it’s true. At least this time it was just the World Series in the balance, and not billions of taxpayer dollars.
But now I fully expect the President of the United States to say, “Let me be clear. As I’ve consistently said, and you know this: Go Giants!”
And that one’s smart.
In some ways, the teams reflect the values and image of these disparate cities. The Giants’ players boast a sort of alternative look that rubs some people the wrong way . .
Sure, as a city, San Fran might be more entrepreneurial these days, but Detroit is more culturally conservative and traditional. And it would be an understatement to say they haven’t been through some hard times of late.
Come to think of it, unless you’re from the Bay Area, it’s really hard to imagine why anyone wouldn’t be rooting for the Tigers this year.
So they are all smart.