Roach Race Predicts McCain Victory in Fall

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We can confidently predict that John McCain will win this fall's presidential election. Or rather, we can make that prediction confidently, provided that we trust a cockroach. At the New Jersey Pest Management Association's annual trade show, they staged a cockroach race to forecast the election. Racing on a six-foot track, the roach representing Barack Obama lost to one representing McCain.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

We can confidently predict that John McCain will win this fall's presidential election. Or rather, we can make that prediction confidently, provided we trust a cockroach. The New Jersey Pest Management Association held its annual trade show, and they staged a cockroach race to forecast the election. Really - they raced on a six-foot track.

(Soundbite of laughter)

The roach representing Senator Obama lost to a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach representing McCain.

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