Irish gamblers bet on inauguration speech cliches

What will Obama say first in his first Presidential Address?

To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, Irish bookmaking chain Paddy Power are offering a wide range of Obama themed betting opportunities.

With an expected domestic TV audience in excess of 50-million, customers of Paddy Power can place bets on the duration of President Obama's speech, what "cliche" he will first mention during his address, the actual number of viewers that tune in and whether the TV audience will exceed that of Superbowl XLIII.

Other Obama bets on offer from Paddy Power include which country (after Canada) Obama will first officially visit as President of the United States, his first year approval ratings and how many Oscar winners will mention Obama in their acceptance speech!

Paddy Power famously paid out over EUR 1,000,000 on Barack Obama winning the 2008 Presidential race a full 10-days before polling day last year. Already President Obama is the bookmaker's odds-on 4-5 favourite to win in 2012 which gives him a 56% of success.

Paddy Power said, "It's no secret that President Obama has Irish roots so we're delighted to mark this very special occasion. We'll be keeping a pint of Guinness standing by in the hope the President will come and visit us soon."

    Paddy Power Inauguration Betting

    How long will Obama's first address last?
    8/1 Under 10 Minutes
    6/1 10 Min - 13 Mins
    4/1 14 Mins - 17 Mins
    10/3 18 Mins - 21 Mins
    9/4 22 Mins - 25 Mins
    3/1 26 Mins - 29 Mins
    9/2 30 Mins or more

    News Network Battle - Which Network will have the most viewers?
    4/6 CNN
    11/8 FOX
    8/1 MSNBC

    Number of viewers in USA?
    4/1 Under 30 Million
    8/1 30 - 35 Million
    6/1 36 - 40 Million
    4/1 41 - 45 Million
    7/2 45 - 50 Million
    11/10 Over 50 Million

    President Obama v Super Bowl XLIII - Biggest TV Audience?
    1/5 Super Bowl XLIII
    3/1 President Obama Inauguration

    First Celebrity shown in the crowd?
    7/4 Oprah
    6/1 Bruce Springsteen
    10/1 Aretha Franklin
    10/1 Tom Hanks
    12/1 George Clooney
    14/1 Beyonce
    16/1 Sting
    18/1 Susan Sarandon
    20/1 Elvis Costello
    20/1 P Diddy
    20/1 Will.i.am
    20/1 Spike Lee
    20/1 Mary J Blige
    20/1 Anne Hathaway
    20/1 Tim Robbins
    25/1 Maggie Gyllenhaal
    25/1 Peter Sarsgaard
    25/1 Ron Howard
    25/1 Angela Bassett
    25/1 Patricia Arquette
    25/1 Ed Harris
    33/1 Dionne Warwick
    33/1 Chaka Khan
    33/1 Chris Rock
    33/1 Britney
    33/1 Paris Hilton
    100/1 Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Obama Cliche Betting

    What will Obama say first in his first Presidential Address?
    8/1 Change has come
    12/1 As I stand here today
    12/1 Fundamental belief
    12/1 Defining moment
    12/1 God Bless America
    14/1 Let me be clear
    14/1 War on terror
    14/1 Politics of hope
    14/1 Common purpose
    16/1 Crossroads of history
    16/1 I have a dream
    16/1 Pursuit of happiness
    16/1 I'm fired up
    16/1 Building a better America
    18/1 My civil liberties
    18/1 Same old politics
    18/1 Core Values
    18/1 Hungry for change
    18/1 It won't be easy
    20/1 Honour for me
    20/1 Safe from harm
    20/1 Don't get me wrong
    20/1 Decent shot at life
    20/1 They said this day would never come
    25/1 There are better days ahead
    25/1 Challenges that face us
    25/1 Make Washington work
    25/1 Hard to believe
    25/1 We cannot lose hope
    25/1 We can be one people
    25/1 We'll have to make hard choices
    25/1 Make college more affordable
    33/1 For far too long
    33/1 Beacon of freedom
    33/1 All men are created equal
    33/1 Faith in simple Dreams
    33/1 Jobs to the jobless
    33/1 In the words of JF Kennedy
    33/1 All of them with a story to tell
    33/1 Divided, we are bound to fail
    33/1 Where North, South, East and West come together
    33/1 Washington has a long way to go
    33/1 Reshapes our economy
    33/1 Let us transform this nation
    40/1 Homes to the homeless
    40/1 A new direction
    40/1 Deepest Gratitude
    40/1 We all made this journey for a reason
    40/1 There is power in words.
    40/1 There is power in conviction.
    40/1 Willing to listen to each other
    40/1 We can work together to keep our country safe
    50/1 Abiding Faith
    50/1 Possibilities of this Nation
    50/1 Greatness of our nation
    50/1 Believe in what this country can be
    50/1 In the face of despair, you believe there can be hope
    50/1 Unity is the great need of the hour
    50/1 Serve as a model for the world
    50/1 The vehicle, of your hopes, and your dreams
    66/1 Legacy of our forbearers
    66/1 Doors of opportunity
    66/1 Brighter day will come
    66/1 Where I learned the meaning of my Christian faith
    66/1 Disagree without being disagreeable
    66/1 Let us be the generation that begins that work
    80/1 Diversity if my heritage
    80/1 Promise of future generations
    80/1 Overcome the adversity
    80/1 We have more work to do
    100/1 Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
    100/1 An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind
    250/1 Let's get ready to rumble
    250/1 Life is like a box of chocolates
    500/1 Always bet on black!

    Who will design the ball gown for Michelle Obama?
    11/10 Maria Pinto
    3/2 Narciso Rodriguez
    8/1 Marc Jacobs
    10/1 Tracy Reese
    10/1 Oscar de la Renta
    10/1 Monique Lhuillier
    12/1 Christian Lacroix
    14/1 Chado Ralph Rucci
    25/1 Michael Faircloth
    33/1 Karl Lagerfeld

    What colour will the ball gown for Michelle Obama be?
    11/8 Purple
    3/1 Blue
    5/1 Pink
    6/1 Green
    8/1 Red
    12/1 Silver
    16/1 Orange
    18/1 Gold
    20/1 Black
    25/1 White
    80/1 Polka Dot
    100/1 Lepard Skin
    100/1 Zebra Skin
    500/1 Star-Spangled Banner

    Colour of Obama's Tie?
    11/10 Red
    11/8 Blue
    5/1 Grey
    8/1 Black
    12/1 White
    25/1 Pink
    50/1 Bow tie

    What will happen first under President Obama?
    4/6 American led signed cease-fire agreement between Israel & Hamas
    3/1 Full Troop withdrawal from Iraq
    8/1 Capture of Osama Bin Laden
    8/1 Online Gambling legalised
    10/1 Full National recognition of Same Sex Marriage
    12/1 Full Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
    18/1 Legalisation of Marijuana
    20/1 Constitution changed to allow the President to serve 3 or more full
         terms
    25/1 Total ban of Capital Punishment
    50/1 Moonwalk confirmed as a fake by Obama
    100/1 Complete ban on privately owned guns
    500/1 Discovery of Aliens on Mars

    First Country he visits as President? (after Canada)
    11/10 UK
    4/1 France
    5/1 Iraq
    5/1 Israel
    8/1 Afghanistan
    10/1 China
    10/1 Germany
    12/1 Kenya
    18/1 Japan
    20/1 Russia
    25/1 Pakistan
    33/1 Spain
    33/1 Cuba
    40/1 Rep. of Ireland
    50/1 Syria
    50/1 North Korea
    66/1 Iran

    What will be President Obama approval rating in a year?
    20/1 20% or Under
    12/1 20.01% - 30%
    8/1 30.01% - 40%
    10/3 40.01% - 50%
    7/4 50.01% - 60%
    3/1 60.01% - 70%
    5/1 70.01% - 80%
    10/1 80.01% - 90%
    20/1 90.01% or Over

    First Term Specials
    10/1 Obama to become a father again during his first Term
    28/1 Obama to resign during his first Term
    33/1 Obama to be impeached during his first Term

    Keep it in the Family!
    12/1 Michelle Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life
    20/1 Malia Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life
    25/1 Sasha Obama to be President of the US at any stage in her life

    How many Oscar winners will mention Obama in their acceptance speech?
    7/4 Nobody
    7/2 1 Winner
    4/1 2 Winners
    5/1 3 Winners
    6/1 4 Winners
    8/1 5 Winners
    4/1 Over 5 Winners

    Who will play Barack?
    6/4 Will Smith
    5/2 Jamie Foxx
    4/1 Denzel Washington
    8/1 Eddie Murphy
    10/1 Cuba Gooding Junior
    14/1 Wesley Snipes
    33/1 Dave Chappelle
    40/1 Samuel L Jackson
    100/1 OJ Simpson

    Who will play Michelle Robinson Obama?
    11/4 Kerry Washington
    3/1 Anika Noni Rose
    4/1 Sanaa Lathan
    5/1 Halle Berry
    6/1 Jennifer Hudson
    9/1 Beyonce Knowles
    10/1 Angela Bassett
    16/1 Thandie Newton
    33/1 Oprah Whinfrey
    50/1 Queen Latifah

    What will be the breed of the new White House Puppy?
    8/11 Portuguese water hound
    Evens Labradoodle

    Next to be Black?
    7/4 The Pope
    9/4 James Bond
    4/1 Next Republican Presidential Candidate
    6/1 Archbishop of Westminster
    12/1 British PM
    18/1 Doctor Who
    20/1 Taoiseach
    25/1 Irish President
    33/1 Batman
    40/1 Superman
    100/1 Leader of BNP
    250/1 British Monarch
    500/1 Snoopy

    US Presidential Election 2012 - Winning Candidate (Next President)
    4/5 Barack Obama
    7/1 Sarah Palin
    10/1 Hillary Clinton
    11/1 Mitt Romney
    14/1 Mike Huckabee
    16/1 Joe Biden
    20/1 Jon Huntsman
    25/1 Bobby Jindal
    33/1 Fred Thompson
    33/1 Bill Owens
    40/1 Evan Bayh
    40/1 Rudolph Giuliani
    40/1 Jeb Bush
    40/1 Lindsey Graham
    40/1 David Petraeus
    50/1 Tom Ridge
    50/1 Ron Paul
    66/1 John McCain
    66/1 Al Gore

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