Posted on September 20, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Let Teddy Win movement, the White house said Thursday.
Obama was responding to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation into the Washington Nationals’ conspiracy against racing president Teddy Roosevelt in a video report that aired Tuesday on ESPN’s E:60.
White House spokesman Jay Carney opened Thursday’s press briefing aboard Air Force One with a prepared statement about the presidents race as an example of the possibility for bipartisanship in Washington.
“Senator McCain gave an important interview the other day,” Carney said, calling Teddy’s losses “an outrage.”
“I agree with Sen. McCain,” he continued. ”I’m comfortable saying my boss agrees with Sen. McCain.”
Carney went on to note that president Obama has long been a fan of Theodore Roosevelt.
The White House has posted the full transcript here.
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Posted on July 4, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
One benefit of being a former president for the summer: Security clearance.
For the second year in a row, the Nationals racing presidents joined president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families at the White House, joining other celebrities including country singer Brad Paisley (pictured).
Photo: Washington Nationals
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Posted on April 9, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Al Roker on this morning's Today Show with Teddy and the racing presidents (among others)
One reason the role of Nationals racing president is so highly coveted
is the opportunities it presents to appear around Washington, particularly in an election year such as this.
This morning, the presidents made their annual appearance at the White House Easter Egg Roll, and joined Al Roker on The Today Show with an assortment of costumed characters also in attendance.
One drawback of being 10 feet tall: They always make you stand in the back row for photos.
PhotoThe Today Show
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Posted on July 5, 2011 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals’ racing presidents made yet another appearance at the White House yesterday, joining president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families.
The appearance was part of a renewed effort by the Nats’ organization to embrace the military this year.
The First Lady also appeared at Nationals Park Tuesday night in support of her Joining Forces initiative, which focuses on mobilizing all sectors of society to support military families.
Photo: Washington Nationals
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Posted on April 14, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
It was indeed a busy day for the Washington Nationals racing presidents. While Nats fans were lining up for the opening day festivities at Nationals Park, the racing presidents were across town, further cementing their new roll as DC-area icons.
For the third straight year, George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were invited to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
President Obama still hasn’t been to Nationals Park, but perhaps the cheers of “Let Teddy Win” on the White House lawn clued him in to the unique fan experience we have going on South Capitol Street.
Photo courtesy of Erik Metzroth
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Posted on March 25, 2008 by Presidents Race Fan
Today our Washington Nationals racing presidents claimed their place as part of a grand Washington DC institution, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Accompanied by Nationals mascot Screech, our four “Rushmore” presidents George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy made it back to the White House to entertain and pose for photos with children who had come to participate in this age-old Washington, DC tradition.
More impressive still is the observation that the Let Teddy Win movement has reached the highest halls of power. As reported over at Nats 320, the racing presidents appeared early Monday morning and were greeting on the White House lawn by cheers of “Let Teddy Win! Let Teddy Win!” How cool is that?
President Bush is scheduled to be in attendance on Sunday night for the opening of Nationals Park. Now that he’s had a preview, let’s hope he’s caught on and joins the cheers for Teddy Roosevelt when the 4th inning comes around.
Flickr photo by Archie Cubarrubia
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