It's been amusing watching all the politicians flopping around since the election. The Republicans are busy placing blame, and the Democrats are jockeying for position around the feeding trough, pretending that votes were cast for them rather than against the Republicans. Ahhh, the fetid stench of democracy. Congratulations, America!
Now that the presidential elections are only two years away, I thought I'd be one of the first to make a prediction. This way, in two years, I can place a Colbert-esque "I CALLED IT!" banner on my blog.
Ladies and germs, I Am Prepared to Give Up at Any Time proudly presents its very first presidential prediction. America, your next leader will be: Senator Barack Obama*.
I think the next President will probably be a Democrat. America seems to like switching parties when it comes to their leaders. It's been rare in recent history for America to elect two Presidents in a row from the same party, unless they're voting for the guy who is currently Vice President. Apparently, we like change. Or we're wafflers.
And speaking of wafflers, what other Democrat could possibly get elected? I think America is tired of Kerry's act. Hillary seems to inspire both fear and hatred. John Edwards has been officially branded as a lightweight. So that leaves all the "unknowns". And among those unknowns, Senator Obama seems to have the momentum. Being an unknown is a great way to get elected. Career politicians are all distasteful individuals, and the longer they spend in politics the more corrupt they get, and the more things they'll do that we'll hate. So, a less experienced politician is not only less corrupt, but more likable as well.
People tell me that Barack couldn't get elected because he's African American. But, he's only HALF African American, so the racists can still sort of squint and see what they want. Plus, the guy is an inspired speaker, which will be a stark and welcome contrast to the less.... uh..... eloquent speaking style of our current President.
Finally, when someone asked him if he'd ever smoked pot, he gave a disarmingly honest answer, saying, "I inhaled -- that was the point."
America is ready. Barack Obama in 2008. You heard it here first.
Those are my astute observations and that is my prediction.
*Assuming the guy runs.