US presidential nominees carry good luck charms
Who says that Americans are neither sentimental nor irrational nor superstitious? It is revealed that both the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls carry with them lucky charms.
Barack Obama, the prospective Democratic party’s presidential nominee, is seeking the blessings of Hindu god Hanuman in his battle for the White House. The 46-year-old senator from Illinois carries a tiny monkey god apparently representing Hanuman with him for good luck.
The first ever Black-American Democrat nominee for the Presidential elections carries with him a bracelet belonging to an American soldier deployed in Iraq, a gambler’s lucky chit, a tiny monkey god and tiny Madonna and child.
In addition to a lucky penny, Republican candidate John McCain carries a lucky nickel, and a lucky rubber band, which he wears around his wrist. He also has a lucky sweater and a lucky hotel room in New Hampshire.