LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Obama Bracket 2012 is prompting the launch of the “Obama Bracket Challenge” Tuesday. The Obama Bracket 2012 will be unveiled to news on Tuesday. Analysts expect the news announcement to be given during the President’s visit to Dayton with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Obama is expected to watch the First Four game between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky. But while Obama Brackets have annually prompted news praise and Republican criticism, Obama’s reelection campaign is adding a twist to the pool this year.
Launched this month on the President’s website BarackObama.com, the President asks citizens “[you] think you got game”? The website tells news “And how’s this for bragging rights: we’ll publish a list of everyone who does better than the President here on BarackObama.com after the tournament is over.”
Last year, the Obama Bracket singing telecast live on ESPN drew college basketball fans. But it also drove criticism from some Republicans. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Committee spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski at the time denounced the President’s use of a live TV telecast for the bracket announcement.
Kukowski told news “With all of those pressing issues on the President’s plate, we would be happy to hear the White House explain why filming an ESPN special on the NCAA tournament should be a priority on his public schedule”.
Will there be a Romney bracket 2012 as well? That remains to be seen as well. Last year, President Obama’s Final Four Selections for the men were Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Pittsburgh, and for the women Baylor, Connecticut, Stanford and Tennessee. For more, click HERE.
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