Obama: 'I'm a Professional Ohio State Cheerleader'
2:46 PM, Oct 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama had another hard-hitting interview today--with Cleveland's 92.3 The Fan. The topic of conversation? Sports.
"Mr. President, you were in Columbus the other day. We saw you do O-H-I-O," the host said. "Do they make you do that?
"They don't have to make me do it. I do it on my own," Obama responded. "I've been here so much that I'm a professional Ohio State cheerleader."
"Sounds good," said the sportscaster.
The host then shifted to basketball, expressing mild dissapointment at one point of the president--for his support of moving NBA basketball star LeBron James, who has donated to President Obama, to Chicago. Obama hedges, saying he only supported the James's move if James were going to be leaving Ohio, an important swing state, anyway.
And President Obama advocates for affordability of sports tickets. "It is important, though, to make sure that tickets, for example, stay affordable. And, you know, I do get concerned when I look at some of the major league teams across sports that, you know, you're starting to price out a lot of families."
"Hopefully people remember why we play the game," said Obama, hoping attending sporting events would remain affordable for Americans.