Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race at the Washington Nationals' final game of the regular season Wednesday. Previously, Teddy (rather, a costumed version of the 26th president) had never won since the Nationals first came to D.C. in 2005. But in the middle of the fourth inning, the Republican from New York beat out fellow presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln for his first victory in over 7 years.

Here's Senator John McCain celebrating the victory for freedom:

So, could Teddy's win indicate good things are coming for the man hoping to become the next Republican president, Mitt Romney? After all, according to sources at Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, Teddy began far behind his opponents, giving little hope to his supporters that he could win the race. Many observers insisted that there was no way he could ever beat his fellow presidents, particularly the one from Illinois with over 200 wins to his name.

But hard work, focus, and a little help from the state of Pennsylvania (in the form of the Phillie Phanatic) gave T.R. the boost he needed for a late breaking lead that carried him to the finish line. Going into Wednesday night's debate, Romney might look to Teddy (and the Nationals, who are headed to their first post-season appearance after clinching the National League East division) for inspiration.

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