Kegler vote may roll away from Obama and Clinton
ALTOONA, PA – WTHN – Campaigning in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama may have significantly injured his chances in the Pennsylvania primary with a dismal performance on the lanes. Obama characteristically upbeat, raised expectations when he complimented the Pleasant Valley Bowl saying, “Those are some fine bowling shoes!” Asked if his campaign team could beat the Clinton in bowling, Obama said convincingly, “Yes, we can!”
Despite the upbeat predictions, Obama managed only a 37 (out of 300). Said one local Democrat on condition of anonymity, “He may not even get 37% of the primary vote with that kind of score.”
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was caught in another questionable story, this time about her bowling prowess. Hearing that Obama had bowled so poorly in PA, Hillary said she had much more bowling experience than her rival. “I will be ready to take the lanes on day one,” Clinton said, striking a familiar campaign theme. “We had a bowling alley in the White House where I bowled in the cooks and housekeepers weekly league. Once I even bowled two perfect games in a row,” she claimed.
However, later on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Mrs. Clinton could only manage one pin. A subsequent check of White House bowling records revealed no score over 100. A Clinton spokes person later said Mrs. Clinton “misspoke” and that she meant to say she had bowled all ten frames in the games in question. “Perfect attendance is what she was referring to,” said the campaign.