Election analysis: When in doubt, vote for the White Sox fan

Election analysis: When in doubt, vote for the White Sox fan

In the current issue of US magazine, President Barack Obama outlines "25 Things You Don't Know About Me."

On the list are such things as:

--I taught (youngest daughter) Sasha how to shoot a three-pointer.

--At my direction, Bo (the family dog) has free rein in the West Wing.

--Homeland is my favorite TV show.

--I've never missed a parent-teacher conference since becoming president.

--Apples are my favorite healthy snack. I always have a bowl of them in the Oval Office.

Aside from giving some interesting insight into the leader of the free world, what does all of that have to do with anything? Well, I've saved the best of the 25 items for last :

--I'm a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan. When I threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener in 2010, I agreed to wear a Nationals jacket--only with my White Sox hat.

While many around the country aren't aware of President Obama's favorite baseball team, Sox fans certainly have been. Whatever your politics, it's nice to know our Commander in Chief is a South Side loyalist. Better yet, he's made no secret of the fact, often wearing a Sox cap or a jacket for all the world to see.

Having famous fans are common for teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers, but we have trumped them all. It's not every day that the President of the United States proudly shows his loyalty to your favorite team.

I know all of you have differering political views and President Obama might not be your candidate, but if you're in a quandry on the eve of the election, here's one man's advice:

Vote for the White Sox fan, of course.

 

 

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