Hogue Election Day Prediction

Friends
I got this great CGI political cartoon from Johnny Anonymous who hosts the ATSmix with Dave Rabbit. I enjoy doing radio pod casts with them. They are very funny, witty guys. Together we invoke the fond memory of Sebastian Cabot (the late British Actor, and my look-alike) to have some in-depth yet serious fun with doomsday. I mean, if you can’t laugh at doomsday, what can you laugh at?

Well! Here we are at last, at the End of the Beginning. The wooing is about won. The honeymoon is soon to be over. The next president will have to shift his sweet talking from promising us “Change we can believe in” to explain just how we will embark on that exciting, painful, transforming course to “A Change we can Become.”

What that “Change” is, only the mighty and all-powerful Wizard of Oz knows.

John McCain kind of looks like the befuddled Elmer-fuddish and foppy Wizard of Oz in the classic movie that Toto so rudely revealed when the little bit of an intrepid doggie pulled the curtain back on the Wiz’s charade. However, he’s about to be sent packing on a balloon back to Kansas. (Or was it Arizona?)

Well, bust my buttons! I wish the Wizard of Arizona a good life. Perhaps he can be president of the Lollypop League or fight for the rights of Munchkins on the floor of the Senate. For that is where prophecy will land him (after the pop of his presidential ambition balloon.)

Obama courted the American people with his full court press of promises. He will be our hubbie-in-chief and no tapping of ruby Republican red slippers three times, reciting “There’s no place like home — there’s no president like Reagan — will bring the farm house down to that black and white political world again.

So, I suggest you celebrate the history changing Election Night cuddling with your favorite Munchkin, winged Chimpanzee, naughty witch, tin man, dancing scarecrow or cowardly lion by listening to George Noory’s special Coast to Coast AM show starting 9 p.m. Pacific, tonight (Election Night). I don’t yet know when I’ll be on, or whether Ron Paul will join us, but it will be a Wizard of Oz hoot for sure. You can bet your burnt witch’s broom on it, Wiz.

Check your local Premier Radio affiliates for the show. You can also listen live on internet or download a pod cast later on at: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/

MY PRESIDENTIAL PREDICTIONS

(I made these on my 7 October appearance on Coast to Coast AM and I still hold to them:)

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1.) The following is categorically going to happen: Barack Obama will win the electoral collage and thus win the presidency.

2.) He will win the Electoral College vote early that night. We will know who was elected president of the United States by no later than 11 pm Pacific Time.

3.) The future of the popular vote is murkier. Because Obama DID NOT choose Clinton as a running mate, he has made this a close election — one in which there’s an outside chance the McCain/Palin ticket could even win a slim margin in the popular vote that hasn’t been seen since Nixon lost a potentially disputable election against Kennedy in 1960.

4.) If this election is disputed, the hubris of Obama is responsible. If Clinton had been his running mate it wouldn’t even be close. Read this carefully. If there is one iota of potential remaining that Obama could even LOSE this election, it will come from his bad political choice in running mates. He needed a centrist to win big, not someone like Senator Joe Biden, who is nearly as left leaning as himself. Biden might make a good Vice President (he may even “become” president) but first things first. You have to win the election.

5.) Personally, I confessed to George Noory on Coast to Coast that I thought the election would not be that close in the popular vote. I added that if I’m going to be wrong it could be about the election being close.

6.) Beyond my personal feelings are those mysterious “revelations” of my oracle that after 40 years of successful presidential predicting cannot be discounted. My Oracle says this is going to be a close popular vote. The race over the coming few weeks will tighten. The best Obama can hope for is a popular vote count between 4 and 8 percent. Nothing higher, and certainly even lower than 4 percent is possible.

7.) Still, he will win the Electoral College, no matter how many calls for state recounts there may be.

8.) I don’t recall if I said this on Coast to Coast, so I’ll make sure it is recorded here for posterity. There’s a potential return to the days of Florida 2000 in more than one state, only this time around, the burden of defending themselves against cries of voter fraud, bungled ballots and miscounts will be on operatives of the Democratic Party and special left-wing interests more than on the Republicans. The Left will no longer be able to uphold the myth that only the Right steals elections and tampers with voting machines or those computers that record the tallies of such.

9.) In the end, it matters not, for Obama will be elected president on 4 November 2008. Even though he threw away a popular mandate by not picking Clinton as his running mate, Obama will enjoy a mandate in the Congress. I predict the Democratic Party will have two-thirds majorities in BOTH the House and the Senate. That means in the Senate, Democrats could win even a few more seats than 60.

10.) After Election night the Democratic Party will be standing naked. It will no longer be able to pretend it can’t act because it is clothed in a Republican straight jacket made of the fabric of Senate filibuster or the confining corset of a Republican president’s veto power. The Democratic Party elect will no longer hide their warts, cellulite flab and hypocrisies under a cloak of excuses. The American people will vote them the Executive Branch and both houses to do the people’s business unimpeded. Do not take this as a mandate to take American government out of the frying pan of one ideological extreme into the fire of another — from Right Wing extremism to Left.

The American people will speak on 4 November and their vote will say it really IS time for a change.

What kind?

They expect balance, fairness. They seek a purple American government, not dark blue after eight years of deep red. So listen well, Democratic Party elect. After Election Night, you will stand exposed.

You are on a two-year probation granted by a slim majority of your judges and parole officers, the American voters.

CHANGE!

Or suffer dire political consequences in the mid-term elections that could isolate President Obama and rob him of his destiny.

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I posted this on my early election morn (Pacific time). Now the wait begins to see how many things I got right or wrong. I start pawing my furry lion’s tail nervously for the reckoning later this evening. I will stand in the rain in line at the polling place, pondering the presidential outcome and get Tin Man rusted (easy thing to do up here in the Pacific Northwest). Actually I voted absentee on Halloween night but I liked the image of the last sentence and since this is about politics I’ll join the two candidates and be a bit too fee and easy with the truth. In additon, while I await my radio appearance in the evening and sort out the talking head cases as polls begin closing on the East Coast, I might, like Dorothy, get hit on the head by a door-in-a -tornado of new insights and have a different technicolor vision to tell on Coast about the next president that will rival Oz, the Emerald City and Munchkinland

Here’s a preview prophecy we can sing to the signature song “We’re off to see the Wizard”:

We’re off to see Obama,
Obama Obama in Oz.
He’ll be the Prez,
If ever a Prez,
If ever a Prez he was.
If ever, oh! ever a Prez he was,
Barack Obama’s the one because,
Because, because, because, because, becaaaause!
Because of the Wonder of Change we Buzz.
Dah-dittily, dittily doo! Dee dum!
We’re off to see Obama!
The wonderful Wizard of US!!


John Hogue
(Afternoon of 3 November 2008,
posted Election Morning: 4 November 2008)

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