President Obama spent ten days picking out his 2013 NCAA Bracket. He selected Indiana as the winner.
The Bracketologist in Chief spent the ten days in The War Room deciding which team would win the NCAA tournament.
“The President is obsessed with basketball and, aside from the NBA Finals, the NCAA Tournament is the biggest time of the year at The White House,” said a White House insider. “The President met with members of his Cabinet for hours, trying to decide which team would win the tournament.”
The President revealed his 2013 NCAA Tournament predictions and he has picked the Indiana Hoosiers to win the national championship.
Even without a campaign on the horizon, swing states were well represented when President Barack Obama revealed his to Andy Katz of ESPN. Obama selected a pair of No. 1 seeds, Louisville and Indiana, to advance to Final Four in the men’s bracket along with No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Florida. In a projected final between Rick Pitino’s Cardinals and Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, Obama picked Indiana to cut down the nets
“There will be a theme here,” Obama told Katz as he filled out the bracket, “and that is I really do think the Big Ten was far and away the best conference this year.”
“I think this is Indiana’s year,” Obama told Katz. According to ESPN, Obama filled out his final bracket on Tuesday. ( If you can’t read the above CLICK HERE to view Obama’s bracket.)
In the women’s tournament, Obama picked Notred Dame to win the NCAA Tournament. “They have new Pope on their side and I think he’s a Democrat, so I’m going with Notre Dame,” The President reportedly said.
This is the fifth straight year that Obama has shared his bracket predictions with ESPN. He has been right three out of the first four years.
“I know this. He spent more time filling out his March Madness brackets than he does writing a budget,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently said on Fox News.
“We face major challenges. March in particular is going to be full of tough decisions. But I want to assure you, I have my top advisers working around the clock. After all, my March Madness bracket isn’t going to fill itself out,” Obama said to the White House Press Corps.
The President is in Israel and he reportedly wrote the word “Indiana” on the Wailing Wall.