I thought it was cheesy, but still kind of charming. Hard to imagine Hillary being able to pull off something similar.
UPDATE—some reactions via e-mail:
–I watched the Bears game with my father & wife’s grandfather in Dupage County Illinois. Unlike the rest of America we know how to vote. (Have fun in Washington Congressman Peter Roskam!) Both my father & my wife’s grandfather starting voting Republican right out of the womb. But when the Obama Monday Night Football cameo ended they both turned to each other & said, “I like that guy.” Mitt, John & Rudy, be afraid, very afraid.
– Obama’s turn on Monday Night Football was actually very well done. I don’t like his politics, but it’s hard not to like the person. He’s got an easy smile and came across like “It’s cool to be asked to do this, so I am doing it.” Nothing awkward at all. He’s very non-threatening.
–I think it was a pretty good political move. Any chance to snub Hillary, who at times has portrayed herself as some sort of Chicago sports fan, is a plus for him.
–The NFC has become so much worse, and more boring, than the AFC, that I did not even know it happened until you told me.