Thursday, July 21, 2005

Prediction #2

Fast on the heels of the success of my first fearless Paleoevangelical prediction (I can't resist gloating—AG was the hot name back then) comes another glimpse of the future: In 2012 Ken Blackwell will become the first African American to appear on the Republican Presidential ticket. Blackwell comes to mind after an editorial he co-authored was published in the WSJ today. It's not an easy read, but it is a great analysis of how tax increases squelch economic growth in a Rust Belt state. In this case it's Ohio, which is why I waded through it.

I know everyone is looking for Condi to be on the ticket in 2008 or 2012, but I think she is more likely to pursue a gubernatorial office to get chief executive experience before she makes a presidential run. Blackwell is running for governor of Ohio in 2006, and I think he'll win. If he doesn't, you'll all forget by then. If he does, I'll remind you.

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