In an odd move that shows what really matters to the citizens of this country, the outcry that came against Barack Obama’s announcement that he’d dare to schedule a Presidential address around an NFL game has been heard. Now a spokesperson for Obama has said his upcoming speech next week will not interfere with the NFL telecast.
As much as I love football and as little as I care about Presidential speeches – Republican or Democrat – the fact that Obama even made this concession or paid attention to it is a bit much. Give your speech. If we watch, we watch. The NFL is a game. Games are frivolous in the end. Perhaps some NFL fans are happy with the announcement, but for me it’s symbolic of a deeper issue.