President Obama States Second Term Is Not a Slam Dunk

The New York Times National Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Democrats Find a Welcome Distraction, by Jeff Zeleny


“President Obama bluntly acknowledged Tuesday that winning a second term was “not a slam-dunk,”…

President Obama played basketball and the basketball season is starting, so it is natural he should use a basketball metaphor or idiom to highlight the fact that his election for a second term will not be easy.  A slam-dunk is an easy shot for the basketball player.



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