Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt RomneyA young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

‘Hail our Kogelo son’

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons’ names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama’s father was born and where his 90-year-old stepgrandmother, Sarah Obama, resides.

Jubilant residents in Kogelo cheered Obama’s victory as results from the United States were reported. Shouts of “Hail our Kogelo son” and “Obama is coming, open the road for him” rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzela horns in celebration, the Standard reports.


‘Baby Barack can meet his namesake’

Kenyans hope Obama’s re-election will harken a fresh start for a U.S. relationship with Kenya, Reuters reports. Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years as president—a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters. If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake and baby Mitt meet the U.S. president.

There’s no word yet if there have been twins named Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

If you had newborn twins on Election Day, would you also name your babies after clashing political candidates? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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Yahoo Signal Predicts Obama’s Victory in 2012 Elections

With fewer than nine months to go before Election Day, The Signal predicts that Barack Obama will win the presidential contest with 303 electoral votes to the Republican nominee’s 235.

How do we know? We don’t, of course. Campaigns and candidates evolve, and elections are dynamic events with more variables than can reasonably be distilled in an equation. But the data–based on a prediction engine created by Yahoo! scientists–suggest a second term is likely for the current president.

This model does not use polls or prediction markets to directly gauge what voters are thinking. Instead, it forecasts the results of the Electoral College based on past elections, economic indicators, measures of state ideology, presidential approval ratings, incumbency, and a few other politically agnostic factors.


But every election gives researchers more data to work with and a better idea of what works and what doesn’t. Not all models are bogus just because many of them are. Our model combines powerful scientific algorithms with both real-time and historical data sources. We have examined the last 10 presidential elections and found that the Yahoo! model, which is the work of Yahoo Labs economists Patrick Hummel and David Rothschild, would have correctly predicted the winner in 88 percent of the 500 individual state elections.

This may be a conservative estimate for Obama, because January’s economic indicators suggest that the states are likely to experience greater-than-average income growth in the first quarter. We will update our predictions accordingly when the actual data from the current year is available.

Source: Yahoo News

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