I've disagreed with Obama a bit, but I've agreed with him a lot more.
However, after his latest choices, he is clearly shown as a man who goes for more of the same. He goes with the established powers. And he does some tinkering with the minor decisions, but I'm not fooled.
If not, why so many picks reinforcing the status quo in his NCAA bracket? Then he compounds the problem by flip flopping on the tough decisions like 8-9 seeds and of course going in for trendy upset picks like VCU-UCLA. Note particularly his disdain for the red state Kentucky as he crosses out Louisville as champs and goes with blue-state North Carolina, a clear sop for him winning there in November. I've already psychoanalyzed this choice, and it's pretty clear, but I'll save you the details of my intricate thought process so I can get the maximum zingers in.
Oh sure, he picks some minor upsets, even putting my Purdue Boilermakers over Washington in the 4-5 game. But he obviously doesn't have the REAL guts to support, say, Purdue against the more talented (and bluer-stated) Connecticut. If that is not crushing good old American know-how and determination, what with Purdue housing lots of inventy engineers and stuff, I don't know what is.
I should not have been surprised, though. Last year he showed himself woefully weak on defense picking offensive-minded Baylor over defensive-minded Purdue. We saw how that worked out!
I am sure I could go to KenPom.com and see if he preferred offensive minded teams this year, but if it turns out he prefers defensive minded teams, then that proves he just wants to turn America into a bunch of unimaginative fools who try to stop each other from doing anything constructive.
Finally Obama also shows a lingering spitefulness over losing the swing state of Missouri by spelling it MiSSou and not MiZZou. And he failed to scrawl in "ARIZONA BUT NO ST MARYS? WHERE'S THE JUSTICE?" in the space below the championship game.
P.S. there was video of him discussing his picks but if I watched it I might have to edit some of this above. I'm a busy man and I don't have time for facts right now. Plus in this economy either my job is in jeopardy or I need to remind others their jobs were in jeopardy.
P.P.S. if he picked no 1-seeds to go to the final four, he'd obviously be oblivious to facts as they are and living in a liberal dream world.
Edited a bunch of times to add various zingers...
And to express my regret for not including the following poll options, since I'm not too experienced at this diary thing:
--better/worse than Hillary's would've been, so THERE
--something he shoulda delegated to Biden
--Chief Kickingstallionsims's team lost the play-in, who cares
--not as important as his NIT/CBI picks
--lacking heartland values
--[in]sufficient for today's global economy and challenges
--[not] in tune with social forces and the current zeitgeist
--about what Karl Marx would pick, if he were alive today
...and to note many fellow Purdue fans don't share my opinions, but they combine for a funny take on things.
...and finally to say in a very very small voice, I didn't have the guts to fill out a bracket myself! I'm completely unable to be objective about Purdue vs Washington.