Prediction

Typically I am not one to make predictions about the future, because the future is uncertain and my name isn’t ‘Joestradamus’. However, today I have a wild hair in my ass and I am feeling like I have the answer. Now, keep in mind that I absolutely know that I may be wrong and that I am full of shit, but making predictions is fun (especially when they turn out to be correct). So here goes …

My prediction is that Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States.

Yeah, yeah. I know. It seems like a long shot, but hear me out.

First, Romney is probably the least conservative out of those who ran for the Republican ticket, yet he got the nomination. I haven’t even seen a single button, sticker, yard sign, or anything else with Mitt Romney’s name on it (at least not out in public), yet he is the guy that got the nomination. He’s a mormon, a religion that most of the religious right despises, yet he got the nomination. The guy’s personality is as exciting as an NPR piece, yet he got the nomination. He’s the last choice of just about any Republican that I’ve talked to, yet he got the nomination.

The next reason is pretty straight forward, he has the most support from Wall Street. Don’t get me wrong, Obama is a Wall Street puppet, too; but it is clear that Mitt Romney is certainly Goldman Sachs’s golden boy. All of Romney’s top donors are banks, and it is my opinion that it is the banks that run most of Congress and the Presidency, because well, they’ve got the money. Whatever the banks say, goes. This should be clear to anybody that wasn’t living under a rock the past 4 years.

The last thing that makes me think that Romney is going to win has to do with foreign policy, but this is going to take a little explanation. As most anybody knows, the Israeli lobby has a firm grip on just about every Washington politician’s balls. For the most part, you can’t get elected or stay in office without jumping through hoops for AIPAC, stating your unwavering support for Israel, and possibly even donning a yamulke and heading to Israel to kiss the wailing wall. And if you’ve been paying attention since Bush’s second term, Israel really wants a war with Iran. The thing is, Israel isn’t willing to engage in that war on her own, instead she wants the US to do it for her. It’s essentially Iraq all over again.

Thus far Obama has made it pretty clear that he’s not going to just start bombing the shit out of Iran. I’m pretty sure that he’ll murder Iranians if he has to– after all, he’s certainly no problem murdering other people in that region– but he’s clearly been hesitant to do so thus far. It’s a hard sell after Iraq and 10 years of war in A-stan. For this he is seen as “abandoning Israel”. Romney, on the other hand, has been doing his war-hawking routine and has pretty much made it clear that he’d bomb Iran without a problem. Of course, Romney has done plenty to show his faithfulness to Israel, including the whole yamulke-wailing wall routine.

So, that’s my prediction. I think Romney has the 3 most important groups behind him (political establishment, bankers, Israel), and that is all that matters under our current system. Obviously, I don’t think that the people have much say in such matters, just enough to make them think that they have a voice. I could be wrong, but that is how I see it right now.

Note: If Obama wages war against Iran before the elections, then he is a shoo-in.

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3 Comments on “Prediction”

  1. sharon Says:

    makes sense

  2. James E. Miller Says:

    Well I guess we will see but it would seem like the polls are showing Obama with a lead. But like you said, if war comes (as Bibi supposedly wants it to) then Obama may take it. That of course gives him incentive to start war ala FDR by discreetly pushing Iran into it.

    Whatever the case, it doesn’t matter who wins in the end. Two sides of the same coin. I do like Walter Block’s theory that if perhaps Obama wins and shit hits the fan, then big-government will be blamed and not Romney’s faux-capitalism that many see as genuine.


    • I agree whole-heartedly with your last two points. It really doesn’t matter much who wins. For me, the main thing is the war issue. If I were a voter (which I am not), then the only issue that I would see as separating these two guys is Iran. If I had my choice, I would wish that Obama stay in office, because he’s at least shown a hesitance to engage Iran militarily. Of course, like I said, I could be wrong in that.

      On the other point, this is precisely the reason that I am sort of glad that Ron Paul didn’t get the nomination. Anything bad that happens would be blamed on him, and thus would also serve as ammunition against free-market and libertarian ideas. I’m generally a pretty optimistic guy, but unfortunately I am not too optimistic about the near future as far as economics is concerned.

      As for the polls, there really isn’t a clear lead. It’s really close. In fact, this closeness of the numbers is what gives me the feeling that Romney might take it, because it is far easier to rig a close election than it is a landslide.


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