Obama shoots hoops going after Indiana voters

April 29, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News
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Obama goes for the loose ballWhen all else fails in Indiana, play basketball.

The basketball-crazy state got a taste of what it would be like to have a pretty good player in the White House. 

Barack Obama on the campaign trail strapped on his Air Jordans and with his Marines T-Shirt ready to go, embarked on an quickly organized three-on-three in Kokomo, Indiana, with local school kids and WNBA star Alison Bales.

The Illinois senator sunk a left-handed three pointer that sent the crowd into a whirl. With a WNBA star along side him, the man who said he likes to unwind by shooting hoops brought that side of him out for the public to see.

Obama had previously shot some baskets on the “Ellen Degeneres Show” where he also showed off a few dance moves.

While his former pastor, Rev. Wright, continues his cross country publicity tour further damaging Obama’s White House bid, it’s nice to see the candidate still finding the time to connect with the voters on a level both he and they are passionate about – the great game of basketball. 


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