Saturday, May 03, 2008

It's a horse race

Hillary has been saying that she is betting on the filly "Eight Belles" in the Kentucky Derby. In the 133-year history of the Kentucky Derby, only 3 fillies have won, a far better track record than females hold in presidential politics.
Clinton, campaigning across the Ohio River in Indiana, said she’s putting her money on the sleek, gray beauty named Eight Belles, who has handsome lineage but crummy odds against 19 competing colts at the Derby.

“I hope that everybody will go to the derby on Saturday and place just a little money on the filly for me,” Sen. Clinton told supporters in Jeffersonville, Ind., ABC News reports. “I won’t be able to be there this year - my daughter is going to be there and so she has strict instructions to bet on Eight Belles.”

“It looks like it could be the year for the girls!” said trainer Larry Jones. “Eight Belles I’m sure would want to endorse Hillary!!!”
Check here to see how that worked out for Hillary. Maybe it is not the year for the girls after all. Could this mirror the presidential race? If betting on a novelty in a horse race is not a winning plan, maybe its not such a great idea in picking the leader of our nation, either.

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