The “Redskins Rule” is a phenomenon in football where the Redskins’ game closest to the Presidential Election of that year proves the winner of the impending election.
When the Redskins win the game before the Presidential election, the incumbent political party will stay in office. When the opposing team wins, the opposing political party will take over.
This rule has been right almost always (there was one awkward one where it was still technically right).
So, with the Panthers winning against the Redskins this week, the “Redskins Rule” says that Romney should win over Obama.
Will Romney win? Will he win on a technicality, as the Panthers did with DeAngelo Williams’ out-of-bounds touchdown?