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Barack Obama's Bracket: Leader of the Free World Joins Bracket Buster Club

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 13:  U.S. President Barack Obama claps as he sits with British Prime Minister David Cameron (unseen) at UD Arena to watch the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils in the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament on March 13, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMarch 17, 2012

President Barack Obama does not have any secret intelligence that we aren't privy to as far as the 2012 NCAA tournament is concerned.

It turns out that Obama is just a normal guy, after all, well at least when it comes to his bracket. His has been busted right along with the rest of ours.

The leader of the free world can do just about anything he wants. He could take our country to war, raise or lower taxes, amnesty criminals of their crimes and that's just the exciting stuff. That's not even counting the hundreds of mundane and seemingly boring, yet important, decisions that he makes every day.

Obama is literally one of the most powerful men on earth right now, but he cannot get his March Madness bracket right.

Don't you feel much better about yours now?

Almost nobody, including the President, could see No. 15 Lehigh taking down one of the biggest programs in the sport, No. 2 seeded Duke. That's why it came as a surprise to most of the free world when guard C.J. McCollum dropped 30 on the Blue Devils and led the Mountain Hawks to a five-point win.

That didn't hurt Obama's bracket that much, as he had the 'Dukies going out in the Sweet 16 to Baylor.

What really busted Obama's bracket was the one that seemed to get us all.

There was no doubting the fact that the Missouri Tigers came into the tournament as one of the best teams in the nation. Many, including the President, had them going very far in "March Madness."

This is where most of us threw our brackets away, and I wouldn't be surprised if the President did the same.

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16:  Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after he missed a potential game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer against the Norfolk State Spartans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink
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The Tigers were upset by the Norfolk State Spartans 86-84. Three Spartans starters dominated the game. Both guard Pendarvis Williams and guard/forward Chris McEachin scored 20 points each, while center Kyle O'Quinn was dominant down low scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

President Obama had Missouri in the Final Four.

Most of us are like Obama in that we didn't see these upsets coming. If you did, welcome to the new one percent.

The rest of us despise you.

So there ya have it folks. Next time you're out with your friends you can tell everybody that you and the President of the United States have something in common.

Both of your brackets got busted.

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