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Do you believe in the "Redskins rule"?

L.A. Times 2012/11/05 16:27:00
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The presidential election isn't until Tuesday, but the "Redskins rule" has already determined the winner: Mitt Romney. Why? Because the Carolina Panthers beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday, of course. Duh.

It only makes sense that the outcome of an NFL game involving the team based in the nation's capital (or, these days, in nearby Landover, Md.) would determine who would be living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Actually, it doesn't make any sense at all. But somehow or another, it almost always seems to work out that if the Redskins win the last home game they play before a presidential election, the incumbent party gets the victory that Tuesday -- and vice versa.

mitt romney redskins

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  • mike 2012/11/06 14:11:22
    No
    mike
    +13
    You're all a bunch of idiots! Obama's awesome! Up with Obamacare! It's time!

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  • Dave 007 2012/11/11 12:38:53
    No
    Dave 007
    Not anymore.
  • PICK 2012/11/07 12:52:47
    No
    PICK
    +1
    Didn't work this time. It is a stupid premise for an indicator.
  • fightingquip 2012/11/07 12:27:43
    No
    fightingquip
    +1
    How ridiculous. Romney didn't stand a chance in this election for one reason and one reason only. America is still traumatized by eight years of idiocy under Bush and Cheney. Those two have done more to destroy Republican chances at another presidency than any Democrat can ever hope to do.
  • Ian 2012/11/07 06:09:09
    No
    Ian
    Well, obviously, the "Redskins rule" was wrong! Obama already won.
  • Kaye 2012/11/07 01:44:30
    Yes
    Kaye
    Romney all the way
  • nicesteve 2012/11/07 01:09:48
    No
    nicesteve
    +2
    I'm not one to be too gung ho over superstitions. However, I do hope that Mitt Romney
    and Paul Ryan win the presidential / vice presidential election.
  • Cody Puniak 2012/11/06 23:50:03
    No
    Cody Puniak
    Obama all the way! Obamacare is perfect.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/11/06 23:22:33
    No
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    total BS
  • Jim 2012/11/06 23:06:03 (edited)
    No
    Jim
    The only rule that counts is the Diebold Rule. Worked for Lord Bush and Viceroy Cheney both times!
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/11/06 22:55:28
    No
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    Even though it has been right all but one time.
  • Leslie Goudy 2012/11/06 22:37:22
    No
    Leslie Goudy
    Give me a break lol
  • HillaryLover 2012/11/06 21:31:22
    No
    HillaryLover
    Is the "Redskin rule" similar to the "No Republican candidate has lost Ohio and won the White House Rule?"
  • Tre 2012/11/06 21:25:13
    No
    Tre
    Dumb
  • RogerCoppock 2012/11/06 21:21:33 (edited)
    No
    RogerCoppock
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
    Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/11/06 21:16:36
    Yes
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Statistics don't lie.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/11/06 20:35:54
    No
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +1
    that's just foolishness watch the rule not by enforced obama will win
  • Lanikai 2012/11/06 20:15:02
    No
    Lanikai
    But I will gladly take ANY form of good news for this nation.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/11/06 19:45:37
    No
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +1
    It didn't work in 2000
  • YouSirName 2012/11/06 19:00:08
    No
    YouSirName
    +1
    Belief in stupid coincidences are a symptom of inadequate understanding of science and statistics, so it should appeal to Romney voters for two reasons. Would love to take this bet.
  • RogerCo... YouSirName 2012/11/06 21:23:50
    RogerCoppock
    Looking at the polls, you'd have better than 2 out of three odds on that bet.
  • dj 2012/11/06 18:46:27
    No
    dj
    +2
    I think football, entertainers, singers should stay out of politic unless they are running for the office themselves.
  • JosephCenteno 2012/11/06 18:28:58
    Yes
    JosephCenteno
    Yeah
  • Executor 2012/11/06 18:15:58
    No
    Executor
    If I want an accurate prediction, I look at FiveThirtyEight, not the results of a football game.
  • Mountainman 2012/11/06 18:06:51
    Yes
    Mountainman
    I do now...we can only hope!
  • FAM of the OMC 2012/11/06 17:58:53
    Yes
    FAM of the OMC
    +1
    Romney is going to win. The majority of America is not stupid enough to believe Obama's ridiculous lies nor think that Obamcare is anything but an unmitigated disaster. Only the dupes believe in the false-messiah and his "free stuff". Time for a real change, for the better.
  • SW 2012/11/06 17:46:23 (edited)
    No
    SW
    No more than I believe that these "rules"

    predict an Obama win...

    http://www.policymic.com/arti...

    FOOTBALL: LSU vs. Alabama Game

    Since 1984, the winner of the Louisiana State University vs. Alabama game has accurately predicted the winner of the presidential election. If LSU wins, a Republican takes office. If Alabama wins, a Democrat takes office.

    Verdict: President Obama
  • Golden Panther 2012/11/06 17:37:03
    Yes
    Golden Panther
    +1
    I would believe in anything that would be of assistance in getting the slime, mendacious cretin out of the White House...as well as his fellow commies, Muslims, and racists in the Senate and House. I trust if Romney wins, the incumbents will not trash or loot the White House, and, of course, pony up for the necessary fumigation.
  • YouSirName Golden ... 2012/11/06 19:02:08
    YouSirName
    I'm sure you would. Believe in anything, that is.
  • SW Golden ... 2012/11/06 20:04:14
    SW
    +1
    Well if Romney wins he'll trash and loot the country and you'll be blaming Obama for 4 years for his mendacity. Out here in real life (out side RWNJ fantasy land) Obama has outperformed Reagan, and Clinton put together.

    http://hypervocal.com/politic...
  • Ronni SW 2012/11/06 20:24:01
    Ronni
    +1
    How anyone can vote for that criminal! He has put more people out of work and stole their pension, than he ever thought of creating. Liar and a thief! He gets elected he will make Bush look like a choir boy!
  • SW Ronni 2012/11/07 14:27:36
    SW
    Yep. But we don't have to find out now... I gotta say I'm almost a little dissappointed. I was curious to know what all the haters were gonna bitch about if Romney had won. And start the "Blame Obama" timer. I would have given them 2 months before they completely forgot everything they had said for the last 4 years and started blaming Obama.
  • Brother Bo 2012/11/06 17:33:42
    Yes
    Brother Bo
    You can't fight football fate...
  • smitty 2012/11/06 17:20:18 (edited)
    No
    smitty
    +3
    I hope it is true for this election. I would love to say the words President Elect Romney.

    Sadly I think we won't know for sure who wins until December at the earliest maybe Jan.

    At least I don't have to vote with this on the wall unlike people in Philly.

    obama polling mural
  • Tennessee3501 2012/11/06 17:19:31 (edited)
    No
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    It was broken by President George W. Bush in 2004. However, I support Mitt and Paul so I would like it to be true.
  • Bill 2012/11/06 16:45:51
    No
    Bill
    +1
    No....but I'll be most delighted to be proven wrong!
  • susanws2 2012/11/06 16:45:13
    Yes
    susanws2
    +2
    GO TEAM ROMNEY!!!!!!! A TEAM THAT WOULD NEVER STUTTER THE WORDS VOTE FOR REVENGE!!!!!!!!!! IF ROMNEY HAD SAID VOTE FOR REVENGE I CAN GUARANTEE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE OUT TO BE THAT IT WAS A RACIST REMARK! BUT BECAUSE OBAMA SAYS IT THEN IT IS NO BIG DEAL ??????? I DON'T THINK OBAMA IS RACIST FROM WHAT I CAN TELL AND GOD KNOWS HE HAS MANY WHITE SUPPORTERS BUT I THINK IT IS SAD THAT VOTING AND REVENGE WOULD BE USED IN THE SAME SENTENCE.....
  • belle 2012/11/06 16:40:17 (edited)
    No
    belle
    +1
    Voters should be the ones to determine the outcome of an election, not a football game.



    GO Mitt
  • Faith ~American Patriot~ 2012/11/06 16:27:19
    No
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    +1
    But I would LOVE if it was true!!
  • whipnet 2012/11/06 16:25:56
    Yes
    whipnet
    +1
    Romney will win and how else can you explain how a crappy team beat the better team at home Sunday.

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  • Derbyhat 2012/11/06 16:16:59
    No
    Derbyhat
    +5
    About like the octopus rule.

    Most actual factor lean Romney because Obama, who recently said the vote in the most powerful thing in our democracy, ran against 70% plus of the electorate to ram Obamacare down our throats and up our butts and played the rock star instead of working on jobs, the economy and working with any of the Republican measures for "We The People".

    Does anyone even care that Obama has dedicated the equivilent of 3 full weeks playing golf? That comes out to 45 complete days of daylight while some communities were picking up debris from storms prior to Sandy. Now that he has made his visit to NJ, where the hell is FEMA? Remember if we get Obama again, we get Napolitano, Sebelius and Geithner all over again for another dismal, dividing four years!

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