Friday, March 23, 2012

March Madness: Schweitzer ousted in "Sweet 2016"

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

God forbid March pass without everyone trying some version of their own bracket competition. There's a bracket for all-time MCs, a bracket for attractive women, a bracket pitting sex against chocolate, and surely many others. The Washington Post, meanwhile, created the Sweet 2016, wherein voters cast their ballots for prospective presidential candidates ... in four years.

Like his home state Montana Grizzlies, Gov. Brian Schweitzer made the field, an honor by itself. But that's where the good vibes ended. He earned a tough eighth seed against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Dems' favorite. And, like UM against Wisconsin last week, Schweitzer got smacked by the bigger name. According to results posted by the Post, Cuomo scored a decisive 84 percent of the vote.

Cuomo now faces Virginia Sen. Mark Warner in the Elite Eight.

Schweitzer is left wondering what if — and whether or not he'll make the "One Shining Moment" montage.

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