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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Obama knows the score

by John MacBeath Watkins

Most bloggers have focused on how human President Obama appears in this video, but what impressed me is his depth of knowledge and ease of conversation on the topic.

"Talking a good game" is usually used as a pejorative, and it is when people are talking about their own game, but in guy culture there's a thing called "knowing the score." If you're watching a game and there's no scoreboard, only a person who knows the game and pays attention will know the score. It's a demonstration of fitness on a mental level that gains you status.

Mitt Romney knows people who own NASCAR teams. Barack Obama knows the score.


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