Throughout this Presidential election season, I’ve been convinced that it’s just going to be a repeat of 2004, with the sides switched – a “vulnerable” incumbent, a minority party looking for their “Anyone but Bush/Obama” candidate, and then nominating someone that no one is really excited about (leading to a massive loss in the general).
If you needed any proof that the current field is just Kerry II: The GOP-ening:
Rick Santorum sprinted into Akron, Ohio this week before checking the playbook. A few miles from the Cleveland Brown’s home turf, Santorum attempted to start a pep rally for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
His revelry call, “Is this Steelers country?” was met with boos from the crowd.
Kerry made a similar gaffe in 2004 when he talked about the Buckeyes in Michigan (foolish, foolish man….) He made enough football-related gaffes that there was even a 527 group (the 2004 version of a Super PAC) started to make fun of his football-ineptitude. Look, I know that the campaign trail is grueling, and I’m sure the towns just blur together after a while, but for God’s sake, politicians – you need to be 100% sure that you are not rooting for a town’s rival if you’re going to make a football reference.