Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!


I've been very lax of late in updating my blog. It certainly isn't because I've been busy as I have taken 10 days off from work and done just about nothing for the first 7 of them.

Since it is the last day of 2007, there is no sense in looking back only forward. So I am going run off some predictions for 2008.

Politics
Let's start on the easy one. The Democratic Presidential Nominee will be Hillary Clinton. She will sweep through the primaries and coast to the nomination. Hillary will select John Edwards as her running mate. There weren't a lot of takers for the job since most feel that a VP in her administration will be even less influential than a normal VP since Bill would be very influential.

The Republican side will be a brokered convention. Rudy will win some big delegate rich states like NY, California, and Florida. Huckabee will win bible belt south, McCain and Romney will each win their share. The eventual nominee will be John McCain as the other nominees eventually concede, Romney will be the last holdout. McCain will select Huckabee as his runningmate to appease the Christian Right.

McCain and Clinton will not be alone in the race as Bloomberg Hagel run together as independents. The Bloomberg Hagel ticket makes it interesting by hurting Clinton in traditionally blue states leaving John McCain as the President of the United States.

The Democrats pick up 4 additional Senate seats but lose a few Congressional seats although not enough to lose the majority. The expanded majority in the Senate will be enough for the Dems to remove Lieberman from his committee roles which eventually nudges Lieberman into a role in the McCain administration.

Sports
The Patriots will not win the Superbowl. The Colts will repeat. The Patriots game against the Colts will go down as one of the classic sports games of all time.

Don't feel sad Boston fans because the Celtics will win the Championship and the Red Sox will repeat. I say this while watching them dismantling the previously hot Lakers to complete their road sweep. The Celtics will be given a boost by the late acquisition of Sam Cassell. The Sox will win out on the Santana sweepstakes.

World
George Bush completes his final year of his administration by accomplishing nothing to make it a perfect 8 for 8.

Pakistan will become even more unstable and will result in the US pulling troops from Iraq and stationing them in Afganistan at the ready in case Musharraf falls.

Business/Economy
Despite forecasts of an improvement in the economy, the US economy continues to sputter and slips into a recession.

1 comment:

thegrandview said...

Someone must have taken over your blog again.