Since I have been such a highly accurate *snicker* political prognosticator so far this election year, I'll swing my bat once more and go for the home run....or will it be strike three?
So far I've predicted the Tea Party would run its course in due time as they were just a bunch of radical extremists (redundant?), but they're still here. I failed to take into account the American people's ignorance / indifference / gullibility (choose one).
I predicted Donald Trump's ongoing reality TV show would eventually flame out, but it hasn't. Oops. I predicted Ted Cruz would be unmasked for the pure McCarthyesque pot-stirring opportunist he is. Double oops. The rest of the field hasn't made a move, and might not be able to in time.
I predicted Hillary Clinton was a shoe-in for the Democrats as her only competitor was a life-long avowed Socialist. He's smoking her....didn't see that coming, either!
So what's next? IMHO....
The Republicans will nominate The Donald. His star power will be hard to overcome. The conservative special interests will line up behind him as they will see him as "one of them", despite his protests *wink*.
The Democrats will nominate Hillary C. I don't think Iowa or New Hampshire are representative of traditional Democratic voters....both states are ''too white". When the primaries move to states with sizable numbers of minorities, Hillary should climb back on top. *heehee...not going there* She might come across as a poor man's champion, but Wall Street owns her lock, stock, and barrel. She would sell her soul to be elected president, and they know it.
If Trump is elected, will he appoint good advisers, and will he LISTEN to them? And if he wins, and the Republicans have control of the House AND the Senate AND the White House, will they govern like a bunch of drunk sailors on shore leave?
If Hillary is elected will her presidency be doomed from the get-go? Let's face it....she's reviled by many, and considered untrustworthy by even more.
So it's a choice between being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Saturday Night Live should have plenty of material to work with. That might be the only good thing about this election year.