This Year's Election and Sports Analogies

Elise Cooper
After watching the new Clint Eastwood movie, Trouble with the Curve, I thought about how this election year can be seen through sports clich├ęs and events.  After all, it is a contest that has a winner and a loser.  Unfortunately, if President Obama gets re-elected and the Democrats maintain control of the Senate it will be a loss for America.  Here are a few comparisons I came up with.  I invite all the readers to post their own as well. "Sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one" -I am sure by now this quote is recognized from the movie Knute Rockne, All American.  I hope that the Tea Party ground forces will appear in this election. I will argue that in 2010 the Tea Party demonstrations countered the mass media bias.  Even though the mass media tried to portray them as extremists, Americans saw a disgruntled everyday person.  If anything, all the...(Read Full Post)

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