Republican Presidential Debate to shift power and odds
The CNN/YouTube Republican
Presidential Debate on Wednesday is expected to shift the odds
on the top GOP candidates.
Many things remaining questionable for the Wednesday's CNN/YouTube
Republican presidential debate (will there be a question asked
by a snowman), but one thing is certain - there will be a shift
in the betting odds on the GOP presidential candidates by the
end of the week. Things are heating up, mud is being thrown,
advertisements in key states are on air, but the odds have not
moved in quite a while. The Republican debate tomorrow is bound
to change all this, with the odds on some of the GOP top dogs
certain to be shortened.
What is the current situation, a day
before the CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate? Well,
Rudy Giuliani is still leading among the Republicans with odds
posted by the online betting firm
Bodog at 20/21 to be named as
the Republican Candidate for the 2008 US Presidential Election.
Mitt Romney comes second with odds 5/2, followed by Fred
Thompson at 4/1 and John McCain at 5/1. Mike Huckabee has been
getting some great poll numbers in the past couple of weeks and
is a great bet with current odds 13/1 on being chosen as the
Republican frontrunner. Odds on who among the Republicans will
become the next U.S. President are as follows: Rudy Giuliani -
9/4, Fred Thompson - 6/1 and Mitt Romney at 8/1.
What would the YouTube GOP debate
change? We think that the odds on Rudy Giuliani will remain
unchanged, but if you want to catch the bookie with its pants
down, taking advantage of the current odds offers a great value.
The Republican debate on Wednesday will "wake-up" the odds
makers that were slacking in the past weeks to update the odds
and we predict that Fred Thompson's odds will take a huge dive,
as he is losing more and more of his supporters, based on the
lack of any kind of campaign. Mitt Romney and John McCain could
end up with the same odds, probably around 3/1 or 5/2 and the
biggest winner (considering adequate debate tomorrow) will be
Mike Huckabee, who is a steal with odds at 13/1 at this moment.
As noted in many publications, Giuliani and Huckabee have
avoided direct confrontation and many experts predict that
Huckabee will ride on Giuliani's presidential ticket as the VP,
assuming Rudy Giuliani wins the Republican bid. But while
Giuliani, Romney and McCain are busy fighting among each other,
Mike Huckabee is looking more and more like the cool-headed and
nice guy - if you are Huckabee supporter - the current 13/1 odds
are as good as they will ever get. Keep in mind that bookmakers
do read OGPaper.com and could adjust the odds sooner than the
YouTube Republican presidential debate. Right now Mike Huckabee
is 35/1 to win the 2008 Elections.
We will continue to monitor the GOP odds
and bring you the latest movements. The CNN/YouTube Republican
presidential debate starts on Wednesday at 8:00pm and will be
aired live on CNN, moderated by Anderson Cooper. All odds