The folks in the GOP Presidential nomination field need to step-up their games.
President Barack Obama made another high-profile appearance at a college basketball game on the campus of Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
Source: Pete Gilbert, Sports Anchor, Gilbert’s Arena Blog at WBAL-TV.COM
In his Blog, Gilbert posted (Quote):
The visit from the First Couple for the basketball game at Towson today made for an atmosphere never before seen at the Towson Center. I think it was a little hard though for the fairly packed house to completely embrace the event considering President and Mrs. Obama were there to cheer for the visiting team (Oregon State’s head coach Craig Robinson is the brother of the First Lady.)
Regardless, a raucous standing ovation was delivered, along with a rendition of Hail to the Chief. Towson Athletics Director Mike Waddell embraced the opportunity to host the President and stated unequivocally that within that soon the crowds would arrive not for a VIP vistor, but because Towson would win. He stated first year coach Pat Skerry would win a CAA title within 5 years. And for those not familiar, Towson didn’t win a conference game last season
Folks, don’t take these college basketball game appearances lightly.
Just a few weeks ago, President Obama attended the historic North Carolina/Michigan game on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Now he’s on the campus for another college game.
Critics have charged that President has not connected in a personal way with members of Congress.
Maybe he has, or maybe he has not.
But, if he continues his outreach to the people, connecting to college students, their parents and friends, college adminstrators and the local media in college towns, it may not mattter much whether he’s socializing with Congressional leaders or not.
He’ll get the votes he needs to win the 2012 General Election anyway!
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