The Five Billion Person Party

Notes of a wandering American soccer fan

Beckham for Obama (after Hillary)

Posted by steigs on September 23, 2008

The latest Four Four Two has a cover feature on David Beckham and an interview with the man himself about life in America and the English national team etc.  There’s also a short q and a quiz for David on various American choices, such as “Kobe or LeBron.”  (Beckham goes for his LA home boy Kobe on that one.)

There’s also this:

Q: Barack Obama or John McCain?

A: What about Hillary?  Oh, I don’t know, I’m not great on politics…Obama.

So, there you have it, our wealthy soccer celebrity English import gives a half-hearted endorsement to Barack Obama.  Of course, it sounds like he preferred Hillary.  Hmmm.  Could it be nostalgia for the Clintonite ’90s, when life was good with Man U?  Or, given his wife, that he’s used to having things run by a strong woman?  In the meantime, if I were with the Obama campaign, I might try to get this out there — how better to reach the elusive swing “soccer moms” than Beckham?

Or maybe Becks and Obama could take in some of the 2010 World Cup together in South Africa, along the lines of an idea I had awhile back.

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