Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Who's it gonna' be?

Welcome Election Day. I'm so glad you are finally here. I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of constantly hearing about it on the news and watching all those obnoxious commercials. Let's just vote and be done with it. And tonight, hopefully, we will know who will be the next president.

While there may be focus groups and opinion polls and political pundits, there seem to be more accurate indicators of election results. Check out these time-tested predictors:

Halloween masks -- Sales figures for rubber masks of the candidates have foretold the winner of every election since 1980. This year, Obama masks have outsold McCain masks. But Palin masks outsold Biden masks.

Kids vote
-- Since 1956, the Weekly Reader has polled students in grades 1 through 12 on their presidential preference. Apparently you can't kid a kid. They have correctly chosen the winner in 12 out of the last 13 elections. (My kids did this yesterday at school and they were so excited. They had little voter registration cards and everything. Jordan was even a poll worker....)

Washington Redskins
-- In 18 out of the last 19 elections, when the Redskins have won their final home game prior to the election, the incumbent has held the White House. The one exception to the Redskins Rule was 2004, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Redskins, but John Kerry still went on to lose to President Bush. Last night, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins in a blowout, predicting a possible Obama landslide.

7-Eleven coffee
-- For the last few weeks 7-Eleven has been giving coffee-drinking customers a taste of the November general election by offering them a choice between two coffee cups: blue for Obama or red for McCain. Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee drinkers alike have been weighing in on the presidential election via the coffee cup they choose. Results? Some 60% of the franchise chain's coffee drinkers nationwide have chosen the blue Barack Obama cup versus 40% who preferred the red John McCain.

-- For the last three presidential elections, the readers of Family Circle magazine have correctly predicted the winner in the Cookie Cook-Off. This year, Cindy McCain's oatmeal-butterscotch cookies received 54% of the vote and her winning recipe is in the November issue. Michelle Obama's shortbread cookies nabbed 44%.

The Bloggie Doggie is a little under the weather this morning. He is still very excited about the election, but glad he early voted.

Should be an interesting day people.

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