STRATEGY

Obama Reveals NCAA Picks

Does President Obama see political opportunity in the NCAA tournament brackets? For a fourth straight year, Obama is publicizing his NCAA tournament predictions. The basketball fan and player has put his bets on Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina to reach the semifinal round in New Orleans. ESPN will reveal his full brackets on Wednesday, but so far three out of his four selections will likely be swing-states in the November elections. Kentucky and North Carolina are both top seeds in teh South and Midwest brackets, while Missouri and Ohio are No. 2 seeds in the West and East brackets. Romney, meanwhile, has said he'll pass on filling out an NCAA bracket. "I'm not plugged in well enough this year to do that," he told reporters on Tuesday while en route to Missouri.