Friday, November 9, 2012

Gazing Past 2012 All the Way to 2028 - Crystal Ball Shows Democrats Will Keep The White House for Decades

After calling this election bang on, I'm feeling my oats. I'm going out a limb - well, a pretty solid branch, anyway - to predict the next 4 presedential races.
Now that the 2012 presidential election is behind us, it's time to obsess over 2016. What does the future hold for Democrats and progressive voters? Gazing into my crystal ball, I see the same thing as an overwhelming majority of Democrats: Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. If she wants it.

Polls have consistently shown Clinton is by far the most popular member of the Obama administration. Asked about presedential choices for 2016, Democrats give Clinton a 50 point edge over the field. If Clinton announces for 2016, she's a lock to get the nomination.

Well, you don't need a crystal ball to know that, I can hear you thinking, and you're right. It's a no brainer. But what about beyond 2016? I'll stick with Hillary for 2020, too. By 2020 demographic reality will have destroyed the once Grand Old Party as a national party. Florida, already turning blue will be solid blue. Even ded red Texas will turn begin to turn blue by 2020.

The combination of the increasingly bat crap crazy GOP base nominating increasingly bat crap crazy candidates and the inescapable demographic reality that there just aren't enough angry old whites guys anymore means the GOP has no hope of winning the White House any time soon. Or maybe ever. So, Hillary in 2016 and 2020, but then what?

Here's were I gaze deeply into my crystal ball and see... Wow. Can that really be? Lemme take another look...

Yep, it's Michelle Obama. I see Michelle Obama running - and winning - in 2024 and again in 2028. I see a historic stretch not just of Democratic domination of the White House, but the continuance of the rise of women in politics leading to 16 unbroken years of a woman in the White House.

My crystal ball rarely fails me, but I'd better check the Magic Eight Ball, just to be sure...

There you go. It's unanimous. After Obama it's Clinton for eight, then Michelle Obama for eight more. I see it all clearly, now. The future is bright for Democrats.

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