In another move aimed solely at winning over my unending support, President Obama has shocked the nation by declaring not only that he believes the Steelers will win the Superbowl this weekend (not shocking considering the competition), but that he is rooting for them. Read it for yourself:
There are some other important elements to this discussion. The President is no fair-weather fan (though cynics may point out PA has many more electoral votes than AZ). In fact, before becoming a Bears fan, he was an ardent Steeler booster. It is also worth noting that Pennsylvania-native, Vice President Joe Biden is also rooting for the Steel Curtain to crush the opposition, too.
THE PRESIDENT: I have to say, you know, I wish the Cardinals the best. Kurt Warner is a great story and he's closer to my age than anybody else on the field, but I am a long-time Steelers fan. Mr. Rooney, the owner, was just an extraordinary supporter during the course of the campaign. Franco Harris was campaigning for me in Pittsburgh. So --
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Coach signed up with you, too.
THE PRESIDENT: Right, Coach Tomlin was a supporter. So I -- you know, I wish the best to the Cardinals. They've been long-suffering; it's a great Cinderella story. But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that's closest to my heart.
For those of you still skeptical that the Steelers are a better pick, even if you're not from the Steel City, consider this argument that the Steelers are the more righteous and progressive option.