I hope that all of you by now have given some thought as to who will be the next President of The United States. I have and here is what I think.
First I must warn the idealists amongst you that my opinion may offend your idealist sensibilities.
Rudy Giuliani is going to be the next President. I think so because I think that Hillary is going to get the Democratic nomination. In fact in order for any Republican to win the White House in 2008 Hillary MUST win the nomination.
If Hillary does win that will bring out every single conservative, conservative leaning, semi-conservative, evangelical voter in America. Hillary Clinton is the most hated politician in America. More people hate Hillary than those who hate George Bush. And trust me the conservatives and evangelicals really know how to hate.
Hillary Clinton garnering the Democratic nomination will be a bonanza for the Republican nominee. He won't even have to do anything major except not mess it up. Just say as little as possible and keep repeating that Hillary Clinton is the opponent. That's it and the White House will be his.
Also for those of you still living the fantasy of Barack Obama getting anywhere near the Democratic nomination, please allow me to squash that little fantasy.
We live in the most racist nation in the world. A nation that loves to hate Black men like it loves nothing else. America has been honing it's Black man hating skills now for several hundred years. We have seen in the last year or so that racial hatred in the U.S. still exists in forms that we thought were gone forever. There have been a rash of cross burnings, noose incidents and black face parties.
The media still portrays Black men as the archetypal miscreant.
It matters not the Sen. Obama's father was Kenyan or that his mother was a White American woman. Barack Obama is a Black man. That's what it boils down to. His campaign has just been an amazing opportunity for White liberals to show how liberal they are by showing up at his campaign rallies and wearing Barak Obama buttons.
When the chips are down and those voters are in the privacy of the voting booth there is no way in heck they are going to vote for a Black man to be the most powerful man on earth.
So, that brings me back to Hill. She is the likely democratic nominee. I'm sure that there are Republican operatives donating to her campaign and campaigning for her at this moment. There is nothing more that the Republicans want than for Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee.
If indeed Hillary is the nominee then the Republican candidate will win. And that candidate will be Rudy Giuliani. I think that will be the case because he will win the nomination by default. Americans, especially evangelicals are not going to let a Mormon get any where near the Presidency. And enough non-evangelicals think that Mormonism is some sort of cult that they won't vote for Mitt Romney either.
Who else has a chance? Well Huckabee is surging at the moment but I don't think he has a good chance. I don't think he has the charisma to beat Giuliani in the long run and probably not enough money either.
Fred Thompson has been a bust. I hope he is memorizing Law And Order scripts for next season. He just doesn't have IT, whatever it is.
So it looks like the Republicans will win the White House and the way the Democrats have screwed up having a majority in Congress there is a good chance the Republicans may take that back too.
Do you agree or disagree with my assessment? Do you really think Barack Obama has a chance?
And by the way, why hasn't Microsoft added Barack Obama to spell-check yet?