The presidential election is right around the corner and Americans are wondering whether Democratic candidate Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be the man running the country. We won’t know the official result until all votes across the nation but the winner of the top five clash between the Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers could give us a look into a crystal ball and allow us to know the winner before results are known by the entire country.
Since 1984, the winner of the Alabama – LSU game has gone right along with election results. An Alabama victory was followed by a win by the democratic nominee, while a win by LSU signaled the Republican candidate being voted into office. It has been accurate for the past seven elections.
Let’s take a look:
1984: LSU 16, Alabama 14. Ronald Reagan (R) demolishes Walter Mondale (D).
1988: LSU 19, Alabama 18. George H.W. Bush (R) defeats Michael Dukakis (D).
1992: Alabama 31, LSU 11. Bill Clinton (D) defeats George H.W. Bush (R).
1996: Alabama 26, LSU 0. Clinton (D) defeats Bob Dole (R).
2000: LSU 30, Alabama 28. George W. Bush (R) defeats Al Gore (D).
2004: LSU 26, Alabama 10. George W. Bush (R) defeats John Kerry (D).
2008: Alabama 27, LSU 21. Barack Obama (D) defeats John McCain (R).
If this trend continues, an Alabama win on Saturday would signal victory for the Democratic party and an Obama re-election. If LSU can pull the upset, Romney will beat out the incumbent president and find his way into the oval office.
With that bit of knowledge, who will you be rooting for?
[H/T: USA Today]