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Bad Analogy Watch
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From the Boston Globe:

CHESTER, Pa. – This is football country, so let’s use a football analogy: In the closing days of the presidential campaign, Senator Barack Obama has the ball and he’s driving deep into opposing territory. But John McCain is looking for a sack.

Obama has made big gains in his attempts to flip Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado into the Democratic column. His advisers express delight that polls have tightened in Georgia, and that the GOP is now on the defensive even in Montana, where the Republican National Committee is reportedly beginning TV advertising this week.

But for all of the offense Obama is now playing, he and his campaign are having to mount a forceful defense of a big, vote-rich, traditionally Democratic prize: Pennsylvania.

Get that? In the analogy, Obama is driving down field and McCain needs a sack, yet in reality, Obama is the one who is on defense. Shouldn’t he need a sack to prevent a late McCain comeback? Also, if you’re going to make an analogy, just make it, don’t telegraph it by writing, “let’s use a football analogy” — you’re bound to fumble.

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