Superstitions You Can Believe In

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Barack Obama shoots hoops for good luck, and John McCain has been known to break out his special L.L. Bean shoes. Guests and listeners discuss the role of superstition in politics. Which "lucky charms" will be brought into the White House?


Dana Milbank, national political columnist for the Washington Post, author of A Candidate's Lucky Charms: John McCain Is Hoping Superstition Will See Him Through from the 2000 Republican primaries.

Matthew Hutson, news editor for Psychology Today, author of "Magical Thinking - Even hard-core skeptics can't help but find sympathy in the fabric of the universe - and occasionally try to pull it".



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