Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The curse of Bill Bradley


The OTHER news of the world for those of you not inundated with Clemens/McNamee love-affair gone awry has been the kick-start of the 2008 Presidential campaign season. After the wacky Iowa caucuses which few understand, last night was the first primary of the cycle, which featured victories by the once thought to be floundering campaigns of John McCain and Hillary Clinton.

But since this is a sports blog, let's bring it back to sports, shall we?

Wally Edge of PolitickerNJ points out that basketball Hall of Famer, Rhodes scholar, and former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley has become political krytonite for Democratic Presidential hopefuls.
If you find yourself running for office in New Hampshire, and Bill Bradley calls and says he’s ready to endorse, maybe its best that you don’t take the call. The Hall of Fame basketball player and three-term United States Senator from New Jersey has backed the wrong horse in the last three New Hampshire Democratic presidential primaries: Barack Obama in 2008, Howard Dean in 2004, and himself against Al Gore in 2000.

But if you decide not to heed the sage advice of The Inside Edge and accept Bradley’s support anyway, don’t do it on January 6. That’s the kiss of death day. Bradley endorsed Dean on January 6, 2004 and announced his support of Obama on January 6, 2008.
With this omen lurking over him, it seems Obama's best course of action to rebound might be to have him break down and start crying whenever asked a question.

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