Tuesday, May 19, 2015

There's no reason why Obama should follow the Cubs on Twitter

Yesterday, Barack Obama joined Twitter.  With his new account, @POTUS, he followed four of his hometown sports teams, the White Sox, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks.  He did not, however, follow the Chicago Cubs, who chose to respond:

This led to an abundance of "news" stories with titles like:

Barack Obama joins Twitter, follows every Chicago sports team except Cubs

Good for him.  The President is a White Sox fan, not a Cubs fan.  He didn't follow all the Chicago teams and forget/omit one, he just picked the teams he likes--which is what a sports fan should do.

In the same manner that actual fans don't root for both the Yankees and the Mets, or the Lakers and the Clippers, Obama picked a side a long time ago.

His fandom maintains a higher level of credibility by not following the Cubs.  This is an instance where it's OK for him to be a human being instead of a politician trying to please everybody.

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