Sometimes being president is like being a stand up comedian hosting a corporate retreat. Just like they have to awkwardly force employee’s names into their jokes (“It took me forever to get here. I mean, not as long as Bill from Accounting spends on the golf course, am I right?”), presidents have to awkwardly force references to the places they’re at in their inspiration speeches. That’s just what President Obama did today while speaking at a Jeep Wrangler plant in Ohio. However, his Wrangler-centric metaphor ended up getting a few more boos than he expected.
The boos came as Obama discussed the economy and the tough times ahead:
“There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with.”
The crowd quickly began shouting him down and a jovial Obama corrected himself saying “The Wrangler can go over anything, huh?” and drawing big laughs from the plant workers.
Man, they really have some company pride over there. Either that or they were booing Obama’s hacky metaphor. Seriously, has any speech at an automobile plant not used that?
Watch the clip from CNN below:
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