Skip to comments.The Curse Of The Even "8" Rule - Why Williard Mitt Romney Will Be Our Next President (Vanity)
Posted on 10/31/2012 10:00:07 PM PDT by goldstategop
Theres the even 8 rule... no President elected in a even numbered year ending in 8 in the last 150 years has ever been re-elected.
Ulysses S. Grant elected in 1868 would have been defeated in 1872 if it hadnt been for Reconstruction.
Benjamin Harrison elected in 1888 was defeated for re-eletion in 1892 by Grover Cleveland.
Howard Taft elected in 1908 was defeated for re-election in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson.
Herbert Hoover elected in 1928 was defeated for re-election in 1932 by FDR.
Harry Truman elected in 1948 would have been defeated in 1952 had he opted to run for re-election against Ike Eisenhower.
The only historical exception to the rule - Richard Nixon elected in 1968. His re-elected second term in 1972 was cut short by Watergate though.
George Bush I elected in 1988 was defeated for re-election in 1992 by Bill Clinton.
Now this brings us to our present (unlucky?) incumbent - Barack Obama was elected in an even numbered year ending in 8 - and if this rule holds true as I think it will, he will be defeated by Williard Mitt Romney.
Trust me, you do not want to be elected President in an even numbered year ending in 8. You will not get re-elected if you do. And if you are, chances are good you will not finish out your term in office!
Some interesting historical-political trivia for those who interested in it.
A mathematical coincidence that strikes me as peculiar - you can verify it for yourself and see what that means on November 6th.
All years ending in 8 are “even” numbered years.
” in a even numbered year ending in 8 in the last 150 years “
All of those were even years.
No presidential election is held in an odd-numbered “8” year - 1858, 1878, 1898, 1918... you get the drift.
Sadly we will get Obamney.
Someone, quick! send this to Romney. He can stop his campaign right now and save money. It’s a shame he didn’t know about this months ago.
So its true except for when its not.....gotcha.
That’s just silly. A lichen covered rock would be better that what is occupying the White House now..
I hope we aren’t headed for another “historical” election. That last one left a bad taste.
The year “68” is the only exception to the rule.
1868, 1968 - our next two term President will be in 2068.
1984, Reagan was right handed
There is no largest prime.
Every bounded non-empty set of integers has a least element.
Every bounded non-empty set of reals has a least upper bound.
A set is infinite, if and only if, it can be placed in a one-to-one correspondence with one of its proper subsets.
The integers cannot be placed into one-to-one correspondence with any non-empty open interval of reals, no matter how small.
The product of a collection of non-empty sets is not empty.
Every Sigma Algebra of a countably infinite set is uncountable.
These things don't involve voting. You can rely on them. Anything involving free will that isn't absolutely forbidden by logic, mathematics, or physics is eventually going to happen.
Wise up. Romney is infinitely better than the scum in the White Hut and you don’t look real good by trying to equate the two.
Yet there is a definite pattern - you have to explain why the rule holds true for all years except those ending in “68.” Why is “68” special? Its a mathematical constant.
I don’t need to look at the polls to know “O” will lose this year. If he defies the odds and IS re-elected, then we will know its no longer a universal rule.
Every year ending in eight, no matter how large, whether Presidential or not, is an even year: 0 ... 8 ... 18 ... inifinity. You get the drift.
I could qualify it by stating it applies to presidential election years but that would make the title of this thread lengthier.
All the poor pollsters and both campaigns could have saved themselves the money and the time. And if I’m wrong - well then you’re right, we do have free will and rules are meant to be broken!
Our next one term President will be elected in 2028. So we will have a few two term Presidents until then. ;-)
I heard this one when Reagan was elected: "William Henry Harrison was the first President to die in office. He was elected in 1840. Since then, every President elected in a year ending in 0 has died in office."
And then ...
... Reagan didn't die. And 0 was still a "numerical constant."
Those posts are just plain silly, an inaminate object would be better than what in office now.
Just in terms of corporate investing for example; news of the election of a pro business president will spur private sector investment. What a silly comment to make 5 days out, what’s he going to do, stay home?