Joe from the Internet gives election predictions.Yes, yes, I know I am late in the game, both in starting a blog and in giving my 2008 election predictions. Thems the breaks. I think I've finally sat on the side lines long enough to put in my two cents and tell it like I see it. Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy my politics. I owe a lot of it to my step dad who was a political science professor, worked under Illinois' longest serving Governor, "Big Jim" Thompson, and loved to discuss the virtues of bureaucracy. It was his guidance that helped me land a class president seat back in '97. It was a class of only 19 students, but none the less.
Let's begin with the Democratic primary. Obama definitely has the delegates to earn the nomination. Hillary Clinton is the only one left to see this. Whether the Florida and Michigan delegates are seated is a moot point. One side has exercised a well spoken and cordial campaign, the other side has not. This is going to drive the less cordial campaign to self-destruct.
On the Republican side I'd like to see my main man, Ron Paul take the nomination from the GOP, but without a major moral trip up or failed coronary bi-pass on the McCain side it does look "difficult." If Paul won all of the remaining contests, he would still need to win over 50% of the delegates already awarded. I may need to come back and check my math on this.
Finally the moment we've all been waiting for will come in November - The time when the stupid campaign commercials start to trickle off. It will be time to pick a new President and I say, "President Nixon - Now More Than Ever!" I've checked over the prerequisites for becoming President from an 8th grade constitution test.
A candidate must be a natural-born citizen, 14 year resident, and 35 years old. Nowhere does it say, "Must be alive." I think Nixon has had plenty of time to think about the mistakes of his last presidency and his time has come.
PS - The featured photo on this blog is a Richard Milhous Nixon beanbag doll I won in a claw game - 1st try! His tiny beanbag hands are making little peace signs and the tag attached reads,
"Richard Milhous Nixon
37th President Served: 1969-1974
Vice Pres: Agnew & Ford"
On the reverse the best part:
"Famous American Presidents - Collect All 12"