I do not claim clairvoyance, but would like to get my presidential campaign predictions on record, based on my observations of the political climate around the country. Then in the aftermath, we can see how well I did, or not.
Hillary Clinton will be awarded the nomination, through either the undemocratic superdelegate system, or by making a deal with the Democratic National Convention. She will accomplish this feat by working her deep party connections and making some very big promises to special interests.
Barack Obama will be her running mate, being assured that he will be guaranteed the nomination in 8 years. His supporters will be mollified by even more promises, in this case of greatly expanded social programs.
John McCain will choose for his running mate -- this is the most daring prediction -- former Democrat Joseph Lieberman.
It is more difficult to predict who will ultimately win the presidency, but I am leaning toward McCain, and will predict that white male voters will be found to be fed up with group politics and political correctness, and rise up in record numbers.