Friday, October 31, 2008

Sports Cliches Could Determine Election

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If John McCain and Barack Obama want to make it to the finish line, they better pour on the sports cliches during the home stretch of the election.

Psychologist Dr. Don R. Powell says the presidential candidate with the most astute use of sports cliches will most likely win the election.

According to Powell, author of Best Sports Cliches (Sports Cliches Press), cliches like “Obama doesn’t want to use a ball control offense,” or “McCain needs a Hail Mary pass in order to win,” are verbal comfort food for politicians and give them a “secret handshake” to use with the 88 million registered voters who are also sports fans.

Although football inspires lots of cliches such as “smash mouth politics,” Powell says a surprising number of cliches – like “There were no knock out punches” – come from boxing.

Regardless of which sports cliches Obama and McCain use in the election’s final days, Powell says both candidates need to bring their “A game” if they want to score with voters.

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