Being Election Tuesday, 2008, there’s sure to be much talk about the Redskins Rule – the one that states if the Washington D.C. Redskins win their last home game before voters run to the polls, the incumbent party’s candidate will win the election; if they lose, the challenging party’s candidate wins. It’s truly a phenomenon and one that, before 2004, dated back seventeen presidential elections, even before the ‘Skins were the ‘Skins or even a D.C. team for that matter.
Unfortunately for political prognosticators, that streak was broken in 2004 when the Redskins lost their last home game before the election, but incumbent party Republican candidate George W. Bush shocked(?) the gods and prevailed over challenger party Democrat John Kerry.
So did last night’s Washington egg tell us anything about who will be named the next President of the United States? No.