George Bush and the Rain God
Voting records suggest that Republicans should hope for a rainy, snowy day on November 4, 2008.
The source: “The Republicans Should Pray for Rain: Weather, Turnout, and Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections” by Brad T. Gomez, Thomas G. Hansford, and George A. Krause, in The Journal of Politics, Aug. 2007.
Some political bromides are actually true. Rain really does help Republicans. Snow does too. A survey of the weather in 3,000 counties on every presidential...