Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Obama screwed up:
He should have, at a bare minimum, practiced somewhere before bowling in public, which turned out to be embarrassingly bad
. He should have at least scored 80. This shows a complete failure to understand how to connect to Pennsylvania voters. As a commentor noted, "Obama just has no experience or knowledge of the white working class whatsoever." Related: Maureen Dowd
is on to something here.
I await John McCain's bowling score.
Hillary needn't bother.
If it's not Candlepin, then it's not bowling anyway.
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probably was using a right handed bowling ball.
My own bowling has not improved with time and practice significantly, i.e. I do not bowl better now than the first time* I tried (on that day I was actually lucky).
Btw, is bowling a working class sport in the US? Most bowlers I personally know over here are academics (the others are mostly nurses, I don't know why**)
*actually the second time but there was more than a decade between the first and second occasion and I do not remember how I did that long ago)
**I do not work in health services, so that would not explain the slant.
give me a break. bowling isn't proof of ability to run the country. you sound like cnn's candy crowley in last election cycle who faulted kerry for ordering green tea instead of coffee."obama can't bowl! proof he isn't a patriot!"
modo's characterization is suspect. watching anderson cooper, they ran footage of obama happily munching on chocolate goods from that factory visit.
the nbc interview of obama by ann curry was interesting. she asked him if he lost on purpose.
i must admit, my cynical mind wondered the same thing. the rap against obama is he comes across as too aloof. what better way to bring him down to earth than to show him doing poorly at something? whites can feel free to mock his bad bowling, brings him down from the clouds, makes him feel like a more real person, hence more relatable.
an overreach? maybe. but i mustn't be the only one who wondered about this judging by curry's question.
Look, if the man had rolled a 242, the media narrative would be:
"Does Obama spend too much time playing sports?"
He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
The screen shot I saw of his string, he did pick up a spare.
Remember, Nixon was such an avid bowler he installed a lane in the White House.