Reuters — The Washington Redskins lost their final home football game before the U.S. presidential election on Sunday — and that’s great news for Democratic Sen. John Kerry and bad news for President Bush.
In every presidential election since 1936, the Redskins’ last home game has accurately predicted the winner. If they win, the incumbent president’s party wins. If they lose, the challenger wins.
The Redskins lost to Green Bay 28-14 and Kerry quickly celebrated.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Packers win today,” Kerry said in a statement. “The Packers have done their part, this Tuesday I’ll do mine.”
The loss by the Redskins was made sweeter since it came to the Green Bay Packers of Green Bay, Wisconsin — a swing state where Packer football is akin to religion and one Kerry might need to defeat Bush in Tuesday’s voting.