Friday, September 05, 2008

Politics as sports metaphor

A Swing And A Miss, By Steve Benen - CBS News
(Political Animal) A SWING AND A MISS.... Baseball metaphors seem to be the preferred standard for political success lately ("homerun," "grand slam," "hit a triple"), but after watching John McCain's acceptance speech, I'm inclined to think he fouled one off.
I can play that game too.

Wrong metaphor, Steve. And wrong sport. The unquestioned nominee gets up in front of an adoring crowd of rabid Republicans and blows it? That, my friend, is a missed free throw.

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