If politics makes for strange bedfellows, then imagine what happens when you throw in some sports.
Former basketball star Charles Barkley weighed in on the presidential race during an NBA broadcast on Sunday night, saying that Democrats would “beat” presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney “like a drum in November.”
Romney, who was at the playoff game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks with his wife Ann, was shown mingling with the crowd at Boston’s TD Garden during a broadcast on TNT.
“We’re going to beat you like a drum in November,” Barkley said as the camera cut to the former Massachusetts governor. “Don’t take it personally. You seem like a nice guy, but you’re going down, bro.”
I’m guessing Romney was rooting for the Celtics, although the infamous flip-flopper probably spent a quarter or two rooting for the Hawks.