Betting on Obama's Speech

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Betting on Obama's Speech

Post by Ben » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:23 am

Hi all

For a bit of light hearted relief, I thought I would share this story with you...

Bookie offers odds on Obama speech

January 20, 2009 - 10:57AM

n Irish bookie is offering odds on phrases that may be used by US president-elect Barack Obama in his inauguration speech tomorrow.

In a range of inauguration-themed bets, punters can place bets on the duration of Obama's speech, the TV ratings and what "cliche" he will first mention during his address on Tuesday.

The best odds on offer for the content of his speech are 8-1 for "Change has come", 10-1 for "Yes we can" and 12-1 for "Fundamental belief", "As I stand here today", "Defining moment" and "God Bless America".

At the other end of the spectrum, long shots include 500-1 for "Always bet on black!" and 250-1 for "Let's get ready to rumble" and "Life is like a box of chocolates," said bookmakers Paddy Power.

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I'm looklng forward to watching the inauguration on the box, it should be a hum-dinger!

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Re: Betting on Obama's Speech

Post by DNS » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:15 am

Here's a long-shot, perhaps 1 million to one:

(After finishing the speech or after being sworn-in): I am a man of faith . . . now which way is Mecca ?

:twisted: Just kidding.

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