Thursday, April 10, 2008

I was wrong

OK, I've been meaning to write this for a while, but sometimes it is so hard to admit it:

I was wrong. Completely.

On Dec. 30, 2007, I posted here who would be your next president. On the basis of history, I said that Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee would be the next president of the United States.

Well, barring the most astonishing of reversals, that will not happen. And for the first time in 48 years, America will elect a sitting senator (Barack Obama or John McCain) as president. (Hillary Clinton has already lost. If her name were Hillary Jones, she'd have been out of the race months ago. Come to think of it, if her name were Hillary Jones, she'd have never gotten this far: imagine if -- in 2000 -- we had been told that a corporate lawyer from Arkansas named Hillary Jones would successfully run for the senate from New York. The idea is laughable. But this is where paleo-feminism has come to: a woman who coattails her husband's career is seen as some type of feminist icon. She's not. Clinton has set back the arena for women politicians for years, if not decades by her shameless behavior).

But on this prediction, I was wrong.

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