Car Buyers Pick Mitt
We call the election with our almost foolproof method.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: October 19th, 2012
here’s no need to follow the debates. You can fast-forward through the campaign ads on your DVR. Heck, there’s really no reason to even vote now. We’ve stumbled upon a previously unknown system for predicting the outcome of the Presidential election. By looking at the relative popularity of red cars versus blue cars, we can predict the outcome of the election with a great deal of certainty. With this system, we've figured out who’s going to win this year’s presidential election. Mitt Romney.
Over the last 20 years the popularity of red (Republican) and blue (Democrat) cars has given us a pretty clear indication of who’s going to win the election.
Over the last 20 years the popularity of red (Republican) and blue (Democrat) cars has given us a pretty clear indication of who’s going to win the election. In fact, according to data provided by DuPont and PPG Industries, looking at which color came out ahead during election years has been accurate 80 percent of the time over the last five elections. And, so far, red is slightly more popular among car buyers than blue in 2012.
In 1992, blue cars were more popular than red cars for new-car buyers and the winner in 1992 was Democrat Bill Clinton, winning big over Republican George H. Bush and Ross Perot, if you want to count him.
The 2000 election saw the Republicans take office when George W. Bush won the election over Al Gore. Remember the Florida scandal with the hanging chads? To all those who think Gore won the election (he did, indeed, have more popular votes), you’re wrong. Car buyers decided and red cars topped blue cars that year and that’s all the proof we need.
2004 pitted George W. Bush against Democrat John Kerry and, once again, car buyers’ fondness of red cars over blue cars that year gave us Bush as president which also gave us a few more years of “Mission Accomplished” and Dick Cheney’s tips on how not to hunt.
Barack Obama’s historic victory and the chants of “Yes We Can” were also predictable when car buyers chose blue cars over red cars in 2008. Thanks to those car buyers we got to listen to Michelle Obama tell us how fat our kids are.
1996 was the only election during the last 20 years that didn’t match car buyers’ preference to red and blue cars. Clinton won the election over Bob Dole that year while red cars topped blue cars. It makes us think that maybe something fishy went on behind the scenes and we should have spent four years watching the pen-holding, third-person-speaking Dole run the country.
It's also worth noting that neither red nor blue have ever been the most popular car colors, which is yet another reason why our country should ditch the two-party system.
An early congratulations to Mitt Romney.