For some reason, one of the most memorable details from that sad day in 2004 when John Kerry lost was a simple piece of trivia: The winner had already been decided a few days early. Apparently, history has shown that whichever candidate’s face sells more Halloween marks will go on to win the election. It was true for both of George W.’s victories, and it was true for Clinton.
And now, *fingers crossed*, it’ll be true for Obama. The freakish rubber face of the senator from Illinois outsold the crinkly John McCain mask by a ratio of 2:1, according to The Age. Stupid, right? But stupider things have affected this election.