Basketball and politics are two subjects I'm passionate about -- I majored in poli sci and spent
In a new book by David Mendell, Barack Obama is quoted at the 2004 Democratic National Convention saying,
"I'm Lebron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game."
Initially, my reaction was just to chuckle...or is it giggle...Do girls chuckle? Anyway, the more I thought about it, the more prescient I found his statement to be. Remember, this was back in '04 when nobody outside of Illinois and the Democratic cognoscenti knew who Barack Obama was. He was a rookie senator about to take the national stage for the first time, as keynote speaker, no less! He was unproven but well hyped. Since then, you can say he's officially made the Leap, raising $32.5 million in one quarter and surpassing his rivals by at least $10 mil. Now the question remains: which Lebron will Barack be?
- Season 3 Lebron - He'll get a lot of press, make a lot of money, and be thisclose to reaching the next level, but he'll ultimately fail to make it out of the primary round.
- Season 4 Lebron - He'll demolish his Democratic rivals but get crushed by the behemoth from Texas.
- Season 5 Lebron???? - Perhaps President Obama will inspire his inspiration.