The media has continuously reminded the public that the election polls may be flawed due to the Tom "Bradley" effect where the race of the candidate hinders their original choice. I have listed below the other "Tom" effects that are more likely to take place in the voting booth.
Thomas Jefferson effect - Instead of a founding father you vote for an astounding "Brother"
Tom Edison effect - You realize that just because he had a weird middle name like ALVA doesn't mean his ideas wouldn't change the world
Tom Cruise effect - You are tempted to vote for McCain but then realize that it's Risky Business
Tom Clancy effect - You are a republican but realize that a candidate who still hangs onto cold war stories doesn't offer a promising epilogue
Tom Brokaw effect - You have a sudden urge to replace Sarah Palin with Brian Williams
Tom Smothers effect - You find yourself voting for whomever mom liked best
Peeping Tom effect- You're nervous about voting because you realize the whole world is watching
Tom Sawyer effect - You forget to vote while wondering if the McCain camp had to explain to Palin that Indian Joe wasn't a plumber
Uncle Tom effect - You vote for Obama and finally ERASE THIS EFFECT FOREVER