I'm a little stunned, actually, when I look at those numbers!! I'd still like to think that's why they postponed the album...
But I'm really not sure where the line is between "coincidence" and "OH MY GOD, BONO HAS PSYCHIC POWERS!!!"
Although Adam seems more like the psychic type to me... I dunno why... I can just picture him focusing Bass-Waves of Power on somebody's mind...
Part of me suspects that said line is somewhere in the region of 1,067 albums and elections, which is incredibly annoying, and naturally renders the secret of immortality a highly important scientific cause, if it wasn't already.
That said, on the (admittedly highly unlikely) chance that the band is
causing this, my money is on Edge hooking up his guitar pedals and processors to a time machine and a computer, feeding in data sets and using the whole lot to shape and warp the nature of reality in precise, barely noticeable ways apart from the presence of a Democrat president after the elections, an occurrence which, in today's political climate, is near impossible otherwise. Unfortunately, whenever he chooses to do this time-consuming procedure there is no possibility of album recording, although somehow touring fits.
Regrettably, we can't prove this hypothesis until Edge screws up and the raccoon population in Nebraska suddenly increases a hundredfold for no apparent reason straight after an election, which the Republicans win, with no U2 album in sight.