(CNN) – Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama back-tracked on one campaign trail prediction Tuesday, switching his pick in this year’s NBA Finals.
“I tell you what, I thought the Lakers were the better team,” he told NPR’s All Things Considered, according to a transcript of an interview scheduled to air Tuesday night. “But the Celtics have been tough. I might have to revise my prediction here. I assumed Lakers in six. I don’t think that’s realistic now at this point…It does not look like it. It may be Celtics in six.”
The Celtics are leading the Lakers 2-0 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
The Illinois senator said that even though he had lived in Boston for several years as a student at Harvard Law School, “the truth is that I’ve got no dog in this hunt.”
“I’m a Bulls fan. We’ve gone through a drought for quite some time now. But we got the number-one draft pick, so our games may get a little bit better.”
Let's go Celts! Let's go baby! Let's go! Show me the money....LOL!!
that is what has come to be known as a "Flip -Flop"
doesn't seem like much because it is a basketball game,
but a Filp, and a Flop what is next?
Go Celtics!!! Obama you are starting to win over my heart...I love ESPN more than CNN :-D
whatever obama says,i believe.everyone else in politics are blowhards.
I agree, Celts in six. But I've said this since Boston beat Detroit, a couple of weeks ago. Obviously he doesn't have money on the finals. You can't change your pick in the middle of the finals. It's like saying New England will win the Super Bowl and then changing your pick to New York with 5 minutes to go in the fourth.
It's no longer a prediction, Slick. Come on . . . you can do it . . . say "I was WRONG."
And we are surprised why? Obama switches his opinion on issues every other day. The guy is a smoke and mirror politician saying one thing and doing another.
Do not be fooled by speeches.
WE LOVE OUR FUTURE PREZ.
HE HAS THE HABIT OF TELLING THE TRUTH.
BUT THE LAKERS WILL WIN!!!!
NOW YOU ARE TALKING.
I VOTED FOR YOU & WILL IN NOVEMBER.
BUT NOW WE HAVE ONE MORE THING IN COMMON.
GO BROTHER GO.
Ease up RB from Texas,
So you never thought a different team was going to win from the original one you picked in a 7 game series? Give us a break. You lose my friend.
former Hillary supporter
He switched! WOW what a shocker! The guy flip flops like a sunny on a dock.
An all around guy! And a down to earth one too!
He switched his position because of facts on the ground. That's a bad thing? And please remember that it's only basketball.
Obama is really good is political prediction like Iraq war. Those things are distractive and let us hit the real issues like gas price, dollar inflation , energy etc......
Do your research, McCain is a habitual flip-flopper on almost every issue of importance, accept Iraq which is the one issue he should reverse on.
Don't be fooled by tenure, old age does not equate to wisdom. Bomob, bomb, bomb – Bomb, bomb Iran.
What a fool.
Anti-Obama bloggers = Republicans
If not Hillary, then McCain = Republicans posing as Democrats
DEMOCRATS UNITED IN 2008!!!!!
Peace and Love to All
Obama switches on issues? The real flipper is McCain.
Bush tax cuts – McCain switches.
Torture – McCain votes against setting guide lines to Army Handbook
Iraq War – From 100 year presence to 5 year presence.
Economy – "I know little about it" to "My opponent knows less than I do"
Cuts spending – yet willing to spend bililons in Iraq.
John McCain is trying to hoodwink people into believing that Obama is somehow a risk and naive, yet he wants to continue what got us into the recession and into war, and he'll be more than willing to go to war with Iran.
Obama isn't just a speech; try reading his policies. How is McCain going to pay for his big tax cuts (that, historically, have NEVER happened during a time of war. Wars hike taxes but increase industry, thus good for the eocnomy, but McCain won't understand that), and he wants to cut pork barrel spending which is .5% of the national budget, while Iraq is spending billions a day?
He was right to begin with; he knows little about the economy.
RB TX, is that the best you can find?
1. This is silly. Obama switches predictions? Undercurrent = Obama is a flip-flopper. What a transparent and meaningless post.
2. Caption says: "Obama rooting for the Celtics." Text says "Obama said, "I've got no dog in this fight."
3. Wow. This is asinine reporting
...and the haters will start in 5..4..3...
The guys switched a basketball predication, not his stance on taxes. What sports fan doesn't go back and forth on predictions of games and series wen they don't have a horse in the race. I guess if we are using this as some kind of political indication then Hillary picking a horse that had to be put down after the Derby was not good either.
C'mon CNN. Sometimes I think you find these silly stories to write just so you can get people all riled up. How about you do a ticker abou McCain and who Phil Gramm who is helping him mold his economic policy.
TO RB TX:
He was just talking sports like a normal American. Stop trying to over-analyze everything.
RB TX – are you really going to try to apply his position on the NBA playoffs to the issues of the presidential race? lord.
Look, the Lakers are like the DemocRATS...........the favorite at first, thats before the "Game" begun.......now. that their down 2-0, they must come up with "Something New"..................I say Boston in 4, their the "Best" team.............................sign: "A Student of the Game!"............
why does this matter in politics?