Friday, October 17, 2008

All bets are off !

All Bets Off: Obama Declared the Winner

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 PM CDT

Did you know that they are taking bets over in Europe on who would win the US presidential elections? Obama was a massive 50-1 underdog with Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, to be next President back in May of 2005.

The bookie, Paddy Power, watched the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain and decided to pay out on Obama becoming the next US President.

A Paddy Power spokesperson said: "We declare this race well and truly over and congratulate all those who backed Obama, your winnings await you."

This unprecedented move comes almost three weeks ahead of Election Day and sees the bookie paying out in excess of £780,000 to Obama backers. Prior to Paddy Power paying out, Obama was practically unbackable at odds of 1-9 to be the next American President.

Paddy Power continues to offer betting right up to and including Election Day. One of its most popular bets is predicting the winning margin of the successful nominee on November 4th.

Anyone care to make a non-binding guess on what the victory margin in the election between Obama and McCain?

13 comments:

kathy said...

when mccain said the economy was fundamentally sound, and the stock market crashed, james carville said 'it's over" and even though i can't stand that shithead, he was right.

kid said...

I see u got the German concert footage of George and the boys.glad u doin' OK.Kelly got a cat, that's nice.I left you some Earnie Isley to listen 2. I feel good today.You made me smile.Take care.

kathy said...

there's lots of stuff that is disabled on you/tube, glad you feel good today.

kid said...

Kathy what was the other video you posted?

kathy said...

it wasn't a video, i took it down because it had way too much dissonance. and anyway, maybe that's not the best place to post some things.

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lincolnperry said...

I know people in Dublin and London, whats the website...I need to get in on some of those bets!

kid said...

Sorry Linc,

The article is called all bets are off. I would have taken some of that action too.think about it , it was a business decision.that's deep.

R.J. said...

Put me down for 159. McCain will NOT break 200 electoral votes.

kid said...

How you're doin' Dr. Lebeau,long time no see.

kathy said...

hey, it's the middle of the night, well, almost,

kid said...

Hi Kit-Kat,wot's up.

kathy said...

hey Kid, I finally watched the entire video of this witch, yeah, her eyes are weird, and the way they finished it off is too good,

don't worry about me, i am very good at disassociating from this stuff, it made me angry that she made you cry, but I am telling ya, Sarah's group at AIP are klansman, I have no doubt about that, listen to the chairman of AIP on how white people don't riot, he's a piece of shit, KlanPalin is bringing out the worst people, let's hope most people are getting that.
I put up the Charlie Chaplin Circus for you again, it's really funny, he makes the cops look like idiots in this one. There's another one where Chaplin gets high on cocaine in prison, the way his eyes roll is classic.
Oh yeah, what do you think of Robin Trower, I saw him as a back up to another band,maybe Robert Frip, I didn't get that excited about him, tell you the truth.

I think Michael is better than Jimmi because he has all the genious, emotion, and clarity, you can feel the words in the music. I wasn't lying.