By Mark Pierce
Since the 1940 presidential election, the Washington Redskin’s performance in the last home game before a presidential election has been a clear harbinger for the person about to take or re-take the White House. Skins win, and the incumbent stays in, lose and the challenger takes office in January.
The only time the rule has not held up since then was the 2004 election, when George Bush re-took the White House, despite the Skins losing the key game at home.
Followers of these sorts of odd political patterns may need to seek a more reliable method of election prediction, as last night the president won the election handily, despite the Redskins most recent loss against the Carolina Panthers.