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Does the Panthers win equal Romney for President?


The Carolina Panthers finally broke their losing streak on Sunday and if history is any indication, may have predicted that Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States.

Confused? Stick with me.

The Panthers beat the Washington Redskins - at Washington - on Sunday.

If you go by what is called the "Redskins Rule," that means Romney should win on Tuesday.

It works like this: If the Redskins win their last home game before the presidential election, then the incumbent party stays in the White House.  If the Redskins lose, then the incumbent party is voted out.

The Panthers won at FedEx Field with a score of 21-13.

The Redskins Rule has been correct 17 of 18 times and has been around since 1940, the first presidential election year in which the Redskins were playing in Washington.

The only time it was wrong was in 2004 when George W. Bush defeated challenger John Kerry for a second-term in office.

If you want to read more about the "Redskins Rule," click here.

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