Author: Anton Johan
US Presidential elections are fascinating because they showcase the comical and
often ridiculous process of how the leader of the world's largest super power
and democracy is elected for four years, and if they're lucky, get to stay in
power for another four years.
These days most premier online and mobile betting sites post their own US
Presidential Election betting lines in response to the increasing number of
people who are eager to bet on which candidate will win the election and run the
country for the next four years.
And with the 2012 US Presidential Elections scheduled for November 6, 2012, most
internet betting sites have already got their political betting lines in place.
One such site is Bet365, which is currently offering US Presidential Election
odds of 3/10 that President Barack Obama (Democrat) will retain the
Presidency for another four years, versus the 12/5 odds that his challenger Mitt
Romney (Republican) will cut the President's expected eight year reign short.
US Presidential Election 2012 Odds
Barack Obama election odds 3/10
Mitt Romney election odds 12/5
But what makes US Presidential betting lines so attractive to punters is the
exciting unpredictability of the whole process. While one day a candidate can be
ahead in the polls, just one faux pas, like a careless slip of the tongue which
becomes an instant sound bite, can be enough to tip the polls in his opponent's
Right now, President Obama is reportedly leading in most opinion polls, despite
general criticism that he hasn't done nearly enough in the last four years to
fulfill his campaign promises to make America a better place for all. However,
polls are not fool proof and only those who vote on the day can dictate the
course of history.
For instance, while one recent poll attributed 50 per cent of the popular vote
to President Obama and 44 per cent to Romney, another had Romney edging ahead by
47 per cent to the President's 46 per cent. This means that Obama's re-election
for another four years is anything but set in stone.
Romney is not Trusted by Many Americans
That said, Obama has an opponent in Romney who has not yet earned the trust of
A self-made multi-millionaire, Romney may well have the business acumen required
to become the next leader of the so-called free world, but his propensity to
'flip flop' about many important issues has done him no favours.
For instance, the revelation about how little he has paid in taxes over the
years, as well as his practice of slashing jobs to increase profitability when
he was in business, has failed to endear him to many Americans, particularly
those struggling to make ends meet in the nation's tough economic climate.
The truth of the matter is that neither Obama nor Romney seem particularly
well-suited to lead a country whose political antics have become a mockery in
many parts of the world (no thanks to Sarah Palin). The reason being that it is
all to clear that in US politics money talks the loudest, and misinformation,
mud-slinging and character assassinations are the norm.
Many US Presidential Lines Available
The good news, however, is that while most US politicians seem unable to put
their money where their mouths are, betting fans can, by betting on the latest
US Presidential election line at a host of reputable and safe online betting
sites like Bet365.
Posted by Anton Johan at 14:37 on 18 September 2012