November 4th, 2008
01:01 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain gets bad sign?

The Redskins loss Monday night may have predicted an Obama win.
The Redskins loss Monday night may have predicted an Obama win.

(CNN) – John McCain may have gotten a bad sign about his White House chances only hours before voters weighed in at the polls

The Washington Redskins, whose pre-Election Day match-ups have a long history of correctly predicting the presidential race, seemed to forecast a victory for Barack Obama Monday night.

For 16 of the past 17 elections, the incumbent party holds on to the White House when the Redskins win their last game before Election Day. When they lose the game, the opposition party has gone on to win the presidential race.

The Pittsburgh Steelers crushed the Redskins Monday night, 23-6, suggesting Barack Obama is poised for a win.

But McCain should not despair - the tradition did not hold true in 2004. Green Bay beat Washington that year, but President Bush narrowly won re-election.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (287 Responses)
  1. Claudia

    Yes, go Dems!!!!! I am a soccer and baseball mom in Arizona who was more glad than ever to vote this morning at 6am with coffee in hand!!! Good things are coming to this country, finally. God bless America!

    November 4, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. T-Heel

    Rhonda: I do pray God....and she agreed. Obama.

    November 4, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  3. Richard

    Florida decided the 2000 election, now dispite the supreme cort stopping the recount, those ballots were not tossed out or burned. They were stored in a warehouse, and a Non Partisan research group did a count of all the ballots, in four (count that FOUR) different ways, like not counting dimples, hanging chads ect...

    Gore won 4 out of 4 ways to recount. If the recount had continued, Gore would have won florida and he would have been president.

    Thats a fact, go look it up if you dont belive me. Simple ego defenses dont work here, fact rules.

    November 4, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  4. Joshua College Station Texas

    OMG superstitious

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. ant

    Why do you waste our time and bandwidth with such drivel? Please focus upon Obama parting the waters, curing polio, etc.

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. Shannon

    Catholic-mom-4-OBAMA- how do you call yourself a Christian?
    Whether you are speaking of Democrats or Republicans there are lies and deception that come from BOTH parties, neither is innocent. God does not judge by which political party you are. He accepts all and whoever wins, it was meant to be. Everything happens for a reason.

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. jerseymiked

    Catolic mom 4 Obamma? Your trust is in GOD? And your going to vote a liberal that stand against everything a conservative, cristtian stands for. You peoe should wake up and smell the bulls#*t!!!!

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. John

    @shoaib tanvir

    If "O" wins, you better believe you've been scammed.

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Socrates

    So the Redskins loss in 2004 actually WAS Right, since the 2004 election was Rigged in Ohio and Kerry really won if it was done right!

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  10. KAH

    Voted last week for OBAMA.

    Still undecided?
    Why is Corporate Welfare better than Public Socialism?

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  11. tom

    Mcain its over for you you know you were going down ever since you been being so negative

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. tom

    Mcain its over for you you know you were going down ever since you been being so negative

    November 4, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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