A Clear Path to a McCain Victory

On election eve, things are not looking too good for the McCain-Palin ticket.  Everywhere, in nearly every state, the polls spell defeat.

But there is a clear path to victory for McCain.  This path does not rely on the undecideds siding heavily with McCain, or a Bradley-effect.  Nor does it rely on simultaneous early winter snowstorms across Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.  No, this path lies with a Washington Redskins victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening.  For nearly all of the Redskins history, the outcome of their final home game before the election has indicated the national winner.  A Redskins victory, and the incumbent party retained power in the Whitehouse.  A defeat and, well, let’s not even think about a defeat tonight.

This pattern has held for 16 elections, from 1940 to 2000.  The string was broken in 2004.

That the Redskins can predict elections has been called a myth by some. But here’s hoping that the string is established for another 16 elections tonight and that the Redskins are a winner.

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