What colour tie will he wear? How many sips of water will he take during his acceptance speech? And which opening line will he begin his speech with? If these are the kinds of questions that bother you when it comes to politics and betting, then Paddy Power are the bookmakers for you!
Irish bookmakers Paddy Power are renowned for their novelty bets, but this time they have surpassed themselves by offering odds on Obama’s acceptance speech tomorrow (Thursday 28th August). The man who is priced at 4/9 to become the next American President is fancied to be wearing a blue tie (11/10), utter the expression ‘time for change’ before any other (10/1), and all of this to be accompanied by ten or more sips of water during his speech (11/4). If you think we’re kidding, there are odds available on all of these markets, and more.
Don’t think he’ll be wearing a blue tie? Grey comes in at second favourite (11/4), with a bow tie the outsider’s option at 50/1. Should you think Obama will come to the rostrum with a wetted mouth, you can back him to take no sips of water at 5/1, while if you think he won’t mention the word ‘change’ once you can back that proposition at 20/1. Of course, Paddy Power has all the bases covered, and are offering odds on Paris Hilton at 1000/1 to become the next President of the US. We’d advise you to save your money there.