Posted September 04, 2012

President Obama calls his administration the Heat, Mitt Romney is Jeremy Lin


President Obama called his administration the Miami Heat, while Mitt Romney is Jeremy Lin. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama referenced the dismal performance Jeremy Lin had against the Miami Heat in February in a comment to The New York Times about how he sees himself and Republican nominee Mitt Romney as the campaign reaches its final stretch heading into the November elections.

Obama reportedly said that his campaign will cut Romney off at every turn, much like the Heat did with their full court press on Lin in that game, which caused “linsanity” to cough up as many turnovers (8) as he had points:

No matter what moves Mr. Romney made, the president said, he and his team were going to cut him off and block him at every turn. “We’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin,” Mr. Obama said, according to the aide.

Obama has never been shy to bring basketball into the conversation. In August, he attended the “Obama Classic,” a fundraiser in New York City attended by Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, David Stern and others from the NBA.

According to a Reuters poll, Obama and Romney were tied as the president readies for the Democratic National Convention.

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TrueAmericans 1 Like

Jeremy Lin is an inspiring and beloved underdog story that needs our embrace and respect. He has gone through enough trials and tribulations as a young man who was initially deprived of opportunities to play a role on the basketball court for various reasons. Therefore, it is unnecessary for the president to smear his name in the dirty court of politics in order to make a petty point.   While it is ok to make general references to the sport or even a specific game, it is never ok to target a specific player to use his name as a tool to bash an opponent as this shows not only the lack of respect for a fellow human being (a great human being for that matter), but the lack of sensitivity and humility.


very stupid comment from OBAMA to use LIN as ........

oneviwatara 1 Like

I hope all Lin fans will vote for Romney in Nov. so we can shut Barack Hussein Obama up.

XiaoTingChu 2 Like

Looks like President Obama is pushing the fans of Lin, Rockets, and/or Knicks to vote for Romney.  Disappointed!!


 @XiaoTingChu Anyone stupid enough to let this affect their vote shouldn't be voting at all.