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September 26, 2008
by Ryan Hudson
With a highly-anticipated college football Saturday, and an always exciting NFL Sunday upon us, it's probably time to ask the question: who would you rather watch a game with, Barack Obama or John McCain?
According to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll, the pick Barack Obama. But barely.
Obama was the pick over McCain by a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent... Women, minorities, younger and unmarried people were likelier to prefer catching a game with Obama while men, whites, older and married people would rather watch with McCain.
McCain backers were a bit more intrigued by watching with Obama than the Democrat's supporters were with making McCain their football buddy. While fewer than one in 10 Obama backers wanted to watch with McCain, nearly one in five McCain supporters wanted to kick back with Obama.
"He seems intensely focused in a way I'm not sure he does sit down and relax," McCain supporter Lanita Linch, 41, of Harrison, Ark., said of the Republican. She said she'd rather watch with Obama because he seemed like "someone you could be comfortable and at ease with," but cautioned, "If he's not a Cowboys fan, we'd have a problem."
Obama roots for the NFL's Chicago Bears, McCain for the Arizona Cardinals.
I find it ironic that the two men who will battle for the honor to lead - or "quarterback" - our country, are fans of teams that haven't been able to figure out that position for a decade.