Thursday, July 21, 2005
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.
Posted by Ben at 7/21/2005