September 21, 2004
Baseball v. Politics
I found the Nate knows Nada site via the aforementioned Vote 121 toolbar. He's got a post excerpting a story in the Boston Globe that has a reporter giving 52 Bostonians one wish (of two), whether they would choose Kerry winning the presidency or the Red Sox winning the World Series. Twenty people chose Kerry winning the presidency, 32 chose the Red Sox taking the World Series. Nate calls this 'what may be wrong with American politics.' I'm surprised that they even got 20 to choose Kerry, honestly.
Of course, I called one of the biggest baseball fans in my life, my brother, immediately (the other big baseball fan in my life has this thing called a job). He too was surprised that any Boston fans chose Kerry because of the length of their shutout from winning the Series and said 'I would choose Bush to win for the future of our country, the Yankees always have next year.' Just then, a Bush-loving, Red Sox fan called me. I asked him the same question and he chose Bush, with no hesitation. I know it's not new to say that Bush supporters are actually supporters, while Kerry voters tend to just be anti-Bush. And, that's the thing: Red Sox fans love the Red Sox. They don't just hate the Yankees. Of course they would be more likely to choose success for their team than success for a guy that's just not that other guy.Posted by Karol at September 21, 2004 02:13 PM | TrackBack