Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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.

14 comments:

Kat said...

I would vote for Obama. I also think he'd be good for Washington and good for America in general. But I suspect the machine will determine he's too young and trot out one of those old dogs one more time in 2008. I hope I'm wrong.

patsy said...

sister thinks you are right about obama, i think hillary will take the nomation for the democrates but where she will win. i don't know. so many people "hate" her. MCCain will get the nomation for rep. unless something shows up on him.
i also feel the democrates will win but not sure. they are known for foot in mouth .

Tasty said...

I like Obama, too. The sort of sick part of the whole deal is when we had our last presidential election, all I could think was, "We have an entire NATION out there, and all we could come up with was these two guys?"

Mike said...

Two out of three commentors would vote for Obama! It's a landslide!

Kat, we've had younger presidents, and we've had older candidates who failed. I think the Demos will understand the wisdom in picking someone that people can actually get excited about.

Patsy, McCain certainly seems like the front runner for the Republicans, but I'm not sure he's conservative enough to win the nomination.

Tasty, no kidding.

carey said...

Maybe, but he has to articulate his stance on some big issues first. Being green and idealistic is good, imo, but you have to have cojones. And he's got a huge upward battle in the South.

That said, Clinton was an almost "unknown" too.

BTW, pretending you're divining the future by pointing at your forehead is a pretty clever way to disguise a huge zit...

Mike said...

Carey, see I think the guy does have cojones, or at least gravitas. He comes across as wise and pesidential regardless of his inexperience.

And, finally, someone mentions my odd pose. I'm not hiding a zit or pointing to my ginormous brain. I'm raising one eyebrow the only way I can.

Anonymous said...

The botox killed the eyebrows eh? Now we know how you keep your youthful looks.

Back on topic, Patsy's correct: The Dems are their own worst enemy. They have an astonishing ability to swing at slow softballs and miss.

--Pablo

Mike said...

Pablo, that softball analogy would be more believable if you had actually gone to the batting cages with me today, as I suggested.

Velvet Sacks said...

I'd vote for Obama in a heartbeat. I think he'd be really good for this country. But let's say, for the sake of argument, that I'm wrong about that. Let's say he's not ready. Well, then, isn't this the perfect time in history to give him a chance? It's hard to see how a lack of experience could make things much worse than they already are. He might be a wonderful president, and I don't think there's any way he could set us back.

Mike said...

VS, I smell a grassroots movement a brewin' right here in this corner of the blogosphere. Or it might be my pits.

Rrramone said...

I hope you're right. :-)

Mike said...

Rrrramone, me too.

meg said...

I'm forwarding this to the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe. They always check out the previous year's predictions. So you may get some hits from their website.

Mike said...

Meg, but I'm not claiming to be clairvoyant or even a particularly good prognosticator of what America desires, but when the obvious choice stares you in the face, even from a distance of two years, a prediction is warranted.