But his ludicrously low 37 will hardly score him points with the blue-collar voters he was trying to impress. It was the first time Mr. Obama had stepped into a bowling alley since the late s, a fact that became obvious in the first frame. After throwing an initial gutter ball, and then knocking down just four pins with his second ball, Mr. A left-hander, Mr. Like presidents and would-be presidents who have come before, Mr.
Bowling with Mr. President beneath the White House
The basement of the White House , the Washington, D. The sub-basement was added during the reconstruction of the White House under Harry S. It contains storage space, the laundry , elevator control machinery, the water softener , and incinerator , as well as dressing rooms for White House performers. Dwight Eisenhower made the first White House television broadcast from a special room in the basement in ,  though the "broadcast room" was soon divided for other purposes.
President Richard Nixon Bowling in the White House Bowling Alley
Gardens and Grounds of the President's House. The Nixons had a one-lane bowling alley built at the White House in Baseball has been known as our national pastime and has links to the presidency as far back as the Abraham No sport is more closely tied to the American presidency than baseball.