Barack Obama hasn't had much luck with sports metaphors lately. Last
month he was chided
for claiming to have hit "really important singles" during a 10-day
tour of Asia, a trip National Journal's Matthew Cooper considered more
of a "shallow hit that barely got him to first base." Members of the
press and politicians on both sides of the aisle are taking the
president to task for his perceived fondness for "punting" on key
decisions--the word comes up over and over again. While a well-timed punt--as any Big
football fan will tell you--is nothing to be ashamed of, people
wish Obama left his offense on the field for the following issues (click through to see what we mean):
- Investing in broadband technology (Newsweek)
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