Our Next President

John McCainWell, it’s early, but I’m willing to go out on a limb with this prediction. After all, it’s not like I’ve got any money riding on this: John McCain will be elected the next President of the United States. Here’s how it’s going to go down:

The Democrats (of which I am a card-carrying member, by the way) will make good gains in the House and Senate in 2006. Will they win a majority? Maybe a slim one in the House. But it won’t matter.

The war in Iraq and other trouble in the Middle East will make the country increasingly war-weary. Combine this with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, as well as more investigations and indictments of Republicans, and the country will be ripe for change.

Rudy Guiliani will campain well for the Republican nomination and will be the crowd favorite, but the religious right will never go for his liberal views on abortion and gay rights. Still, the Repubs will recognize that they won’t be able to elect another Bush. McCain will be the party compromise. The winning point will be his appeal to many mainstream Democrats. And with the years he spent in a ‘Nam prison camp, no one will dare criticize his war record or his ability to be a good ‘war president’. The McCain nomination will be made more palatable to the ruling Illuminati by adding a Bush-crowd insider as his running mate, much as they did with Bush, Jr., and Dick Cheney. (The implication will be that the VP will be McCain’s “handler”, though I think they might find this more challenging than it was with Cheney/Bush.) I am not willing to speculate on who this might be at this time, but it will be someone who has been on the inside for a long time, and is still relatively untainted by scandal.

But, of course, the Democrats will blow it. Hillary Clinton is the Dem’s hand-picked candidate for 2008. She has been at the forefront as the spokewoman for the party, and even this early on, it’s obvious she’s already “in”. Despite the fact that even lifelong liberal Democrats like me probably won’t vote for her. Nobody wants her in the White House but the Democratic leadership. She is unelectable, even if they were to add Barak Obama as VP. Which they won’t – not yet. The VP nominee might be Iowa’s own Governor Tom Vilsack, who is also President of the Democratic Leadership Council.

McCain will win by a handy margin in all but the bluest of blue states. And while I hate to see the Executive Branch run by the GOP for another four years, at least it should mean a more modate political climate, and that will be a welcome change.

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