Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Predicts The Next President

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The next U.S. president is going to be Barack Obama, and one pumpkin proves it.

At this past Sunday’s (Oct. 26) Trick or Treat Festival in Costa Mesa, California, pro pumpkin carver “Farmer Mike” Valladao carved John McCain’s and Barack Obama’s faces onto 400-pound pumpkins.

Spectators were then asked to participate in a mock election, where they voted for their favorite presidential pumpkin.

Valladao says the pumpkin ballots have correctly predicted the outcome of the real election in past years.

This year, Orange County residents elected Obama as their favorite pumpkin prez in a landslide victory, which Valladao says proves he will win the White House on Election Day (Nov. 4).

He says, “It’s surprising since Orange County is very Republican. It wasn’t even close. This is definitely a good indication of things to come. We’ll see on Election Day if it’s right.”

Voters’ responses as to why they chose Obama varied, with some saying his face looked better on the pumpkin and others saying he’s their favorite candidate, with or without the pumpkin.

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