We want to clarify and answer some of the questions that have come in about the phrase “Moving Day for the Administration” in our prior post. We surely did not mean the administration will or should be moving from the White House. This is a nonpartisan site and we hope the best and success for every President, both Republican and Democrat, because we’re all better off if the leader of the free world is doing well.
What we meant by “Moving Day,” a golf term, is best defined by leaderboard.com:
Within the context of the PGA’s typical four-day tournaments, Thursday and Friday are used to whittle the field down to the final forty or so who will play the weekend rounds. Everyone who fails to make the cut goes home.
Saturday is called “moving day” because it is the day where competitors try to set themselves up for the final push on Sunday. As a result, you’ll frequently see certain players advance up the leaderboard by leaps and bounds. Others collapse under the pressure and slide quickly, knowing that simply by making the cut, they’ve assured themselves a decent share of the purse.
So “moving” refers to the journey up or down the leaderboard standings.
We noted that 2011, the third year of a first term President, is looking a lot like 1991, and we know what happened to President Bush #41 in 1992 election. So think of moving day as 2011, the year that positions the President for the final round in 2012. The Administration desperately needs to reach deep and find something to move it up the leader board. Surely they’re cooking something up. Keep it on your radar.