Presidential Debate Betting Odds

26 09 2008

First, and totally unrelated…a great moment in debate history:

BetUS.com is getting political, posting the following odds on the presidential debate this evening, via BetVega:

How many times will Barack Obama say “Change”? 
None                      +2000 
1 – 5 Times              +600 
6 – 10 Times            -350 
11 – 15 Times         +200 
16 – 20 Times          +280
Over 20 Times       +250
 
Who will get the first audible laughter response from the audience?
Barack Obama                      -120
John McCain                        -120
 
Who will speak first? 
Barack Obama                       -120
John McCain                        -120
 
Who will request the first topic extension?
Barack Obama                       -120
John McCain                        -120
 
How many times will Barack Obama say “Hope”?
Over       9½           -130
Under     9½           -110
     
 
How many questions will Barack Obama be asked before he calls John McCain out of touch?
Over       3              -120
Under     3              -120
 
How many times will John McCain say POW?
Over       4½           -130
Under     4½           -110
 
Will a “Yes we can” chant break out during the debate?
Yes         -200
No           +150
 
How many times will a “Yes we can” chant break out during the debate?
Over       2              -130
Under     2              -110
 
Will Bill Ayres name be mentioned during the debate?
Yes         +200
No           -300
 
Will John McCain be asked how many houses he owns during the debate?
Yes         +120
No           -160
 
Will John McCain remember how many houses he owns if asked during the debate?
Yes         -400
No           +300
 
How many times will John McCain say “My Friends”?
Over       3½           -120
Under     3½           -120
 
Who will be the first candidate to refer to themselves as the candidate of change?
Barack Obama       -140
John McCain        Even
 
Who will be the first candidate to mention 9/11?
Barack Obama       +110
John McCain        -150
 
Who will be the first candidate to mention Osama Bin Laden?
Barack Obama       +150
John McCain        -200
 
How many times will the candidates begin a response with “That’s a great question”?
Over       4½           -120
Under   4½        -120
 
How many times will McCain mention Bush?
None       +200  
1 – 5 Times     -150
6 – 10 Times    +300  
11 – 15 Times   +900
16 – 20 Times   +1800  
Over 20 Times   +2200

VP Debate Odds After The Jump:

 
 
Vice Presidential Debate Odds
 
How many times will Joe Biden go over the time limit?
Over       3              -130
Under     3              -110
 
How many times will Sarah Palin say “In what respect” when asked a question?
Over       2              -125
Under     2              -115
 
 Will Sarah Palin refer to herself as a Hockey Mom?
Yes         Even
No           -140
 
How many times will the candidates begin a response with “That’s a great question”?
Over       3              -120
Under     3              -120


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