Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Road to the Nomination - Dems

One thing that I have noticed about this cycle's potential nominees is that they are not the usual incestuous family of Ivy Leaguers. In fact, there are quite a few obscure state schools in the mix, not to mention two NESCAC representatives. The next two 3Q posts will examine this phenomenon with a mock-up of the NCAA Final Four Tournament done in haste on a shitty MS Paint program. Let's start with the Dems! Click on the image below for a more in-depth look at your favorite politicians and their Alma maters!


Feel free to drop your analysis on seedings, etc. in the comments section.

Next up, the GOP!

11 comments:

Vince said...

this bracket is competitive, but the nod goes to nc state, as the only SEC competitor. picture this: john edwards is the julius hodge of the presidential race.

university of delaware? i don't even know what their mascot is. that's how poor biden's chances are.

Vince said...

also, why is richardson only a six seed? i would think he should be a four, admittedly quite a bit behind the big three. dodd and biden are going to have to split too much of the party with clinton. richardson at least has something interesting going on (i.e., he's a latino and from the west).

zone said...

it is clear that vince's days in chicago have caused his mind to lose that sharp edge he once possessed. perhaps if he had settled a little further north he wouldn't make blunders like those witnessed in the first comment. NC State is an esteemed member of the ACC. I love the Julius Hodge reference though (did he make the league? which team? maybe i should grab him up BBDW...)

As for the University of Deleware: Blue Hens. Nough said.

zone said...

As for your bracket, it is an interesting race. I don't know that I would put Hillary #1. Call me crazy, but in my mind, there is no way that she can win a general election. There are too many close minded people out there who won't give her a fair shake. It's sad but true. Just so i'm clear: my grandmother, nonna herself, blames Hillary for Bill's bad deeds in office. She is not alone in thinking that. I'm not sure anybody can overcome that.

I like Edwards, he has the Southern drawl, a seeming ability to connect with people, and....he's a former plaintiffs attorney! If i was picking today, im pretty sure he's the one i would go with. Of course, i have a tendency to root for a big upset.

Vince said...

oh, i meant ACC. damn!

who is nonna pulling for? that's who i would pick to win: nonna has the soul of the people.

zone said...

julius is on the bucks; he got there as part of the recent boykins-blake deal. he actually started one game, but has only played in 8...

nonna says that she likes the way nancy pelosi talks.
she likes Obama, but he is to young.
she likes mccain, but he is to old.
she definitely does NOT like "mrs. clinton" but she no longer says why.
point being, she hasn't made up her mind yet. but she said, "there is plenty of time and, god willing, i will be around to decide and vote."

BTB said...

Julius Hodge, of course, was shot in a drive-by on the freeway in Denver last year. Let's hope that's not an omen. That is interesting about nonna, because Chris Rock argues the same thing - that it was Hillary's fault. He suggests in his D.C. Bigger and Blacker show that Hillary should have known that Bill was a crazy-gotta-have-a-blow-job kind of guy and she shouldn't have let anyone else beat her to it.

As for Richardson, maybe it is just East Coast Bias.

Vince said...

biden's recent comments move him down the ladder a little. and it's not the first time: no way can he hold his tongue for an entire presidential race.

o said...

the infamous east coast bias. well it's still early in the season and surely the brackets can change. poor biden. how much longer do we think he'll stick around? and do we honestly believe somebody from deleware could pull off the nomination?

BTB said...

O - I appreciate your thought-provoking comments. Or we comrades of some sort that I cannot recall?

BTB said...

Are we, rather.