Garry Trudeau has already submitted the Doonesbury comics for next week and has reported a victory for Barack Obama. The news comes in Wednesdays strip which shows soldiers in Iraq sitting around a television set when Obama is announced as the winner. He explained to The Washington Post:
“Nate Silver at Fivethirtyeight.com is now giving McCain a 3.7% chance of winning — pretty comfortable odds. … Here’s the way I look at it: If Obama wins, I’m in the flow and commenting on a phenomenon. If he loses, it’ll be a massive upset, and the goofy misprediction of a comic strip will be pretty much lost in the uproar. I figure I can survive a little egg on my face.”
Just in case, newspapers which do not want to run the strip should McCain win have also been supplied with old strips to rerun.