Is Barack Obama Finally Ready To Root For The Cubs?

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U.S. President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri.

Is the world’s most famous Chicago White Sox fan ready to finally show the Cubs a little love? It would seem so.

In a move that will probably anger just about everybody on the South Side, President Barack Obama has officially jumped on the Chicago Cubs bandwagon. For those who aren’t aware, Obama has long been a HUGE fan of the White Sox, and Chicago sports in general for that matter, as long as it’s not the Cubs. Remember the headlines he made after joining Twitter earlier this year, famously following the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and White Sox, but not the Cubs?

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Well, the 44th President of the United States has finally come around. Don’t worry Sox fans, he’s still not following the Cubs on Twitter (I just checked), but in a message sent to Chicago Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan, Obama said the following:

With the sox out, I’ll be rooting for the Cubs to win the Series. They’re due. They’ve got great young players, and I’m a Maddon Fan. That’s an official statement.

Wow, he even made it an official statement. Obama’s new favorite team continues their march towards a title tonight in Game 1 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately, I could not reach the President for comment on why he isn’t following the Chicago Fire either.