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Predictions for 2008?











Does anyone want to make any predictions for 2008?

I have a couple . . .

1).  The Republicans will retain the White House.  The reason is that poor Obama will be eaten alive by the Clinton machine during the primaries.  By the time we get to the general election in November, Hillary will have become such a caustic and polarizing figure, she'll lose.  People will vote for the Republican as a lesser of evils choice, there will be very low voter turn-out (people will be sick of it all), and no one will want the spectre of William Jefferson lurking around in Hillary's White House.  The Republican nominee (Rudy or Romney) will pick a southern conservative (Thompson?-If you can wake him up long enough to get him to run), and Hillary will pick Bill Richardson to pull New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado out of the Republican camp.

The wild cards here . . .  Iran and terrorism, the economy, and third party-bids by Bloomberg or Paul.

2).  The big evangelical blogger discussion by May 1 will be "can a Christian vote for a pro-choice (or nominally pro-life) Republican?"  By election day, the debate will be over and it will be "ABC"--anybody but Clinton.

3).  The Yankees will win the World Series.  Yes, Boston has better pitching (although the Yankees have a better team on the field).  The reason?  The fiery new manager and the desire to win it all while the team plays its final year in Yankee Stadium will carry the day.  Also, it is very tough emotionally to repeat (You Red Sox fans need to look at how fat and happy the Yanks have been from all those victories in 1996-2001, and how they have lacked the fire in their bellies ever since).

4).  The Federal Vision controversy will shift from a debate about its basic tenets to the church courts and fairness of the proceedings.  The first defeat in a church court for any well-known FV advocate will send a bunch of folk running into the CREC.  By the way, my prediction for 2010 is that once all of the FV advocates are together in the same church body, they'll turn on each other--that will be interesting to watch. 

5).  I predict Mike Horton will publish two new books, both will be great!

6).  I'm also predicting that Ken Samples will say "umm . . ." in a lecture.  That will be a first.

OK, now its your turn.  Leave your predictions in the comments section below.

Reader Comments (39)

1) The people who predicted the rapture was to occur in 2007 will predict that it shall occur in 2008.

2) The Packers will trounce the Patriots in the Superbowl.

3) John MacArthur will come to his senses and embrace amillennialism. Oops! I meant: John MacArthur will not switch to the amil view!

I think I'm safe on #1 and #3 (as corrected!). And I'm hope, hope, hoping for #2.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
I'm with you except on #2.
Patriots reign, to borrow from the title of the book by Michael Holley.
And as for you and your Yanks, KR, well...
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPB
#1 except it is Ron Paul who wins the presidency

Vote RP
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwayde
Pats finish 19-0 and the 72 dolphins are never heard from again. Sox repeat after signing Johan Santana before the trade deadline. Yankees give Carl Pavano a contract extension
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermatthew
Matthew! You da man!
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPB
John Hagee and Joel Osteen will mud sling fest at each other, calling each other a heretic, as they both battle for the No. #1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Q
David Q - I disagree. I think Hagee and Osteen will team up to write a book for unbelievers called "Your Best Life In The Tribulation." With Osteen's practical insight and Hagee's eschatological expertise, this book will blow any competition out of the water!
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan
The following predictions are not necessarily the opinion of the sponsor and are not intended to be used as investment advice. Any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.

1. The Colts will beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship game thus saving the NFL the embarrassment of having the Patriots finish the season "19-0*" (a la Barry Bonds' home run "record*").

2a. Bill Belichick will retire and start "Honest Bill's Used Car and Life Insurance Emporium".

2b. At Barry Bonds' trial he will admit to having been given steroids, but will insist that he "never inhaled". While on probation, Barry will go to work at "Honest Bill's".

3. The NBA, MLB and the NFL will hire the PGA Tour on a consulting basis in a desperate effort to improve public perception of character(s) in major American sports.

4. The Yankees will win the World Series.

5. The Red Sox will win the World Series.

6. The Cubs will extend their bleak streak despite videotaping their opponents' signals. Out of pity, their opponents will even give them tapes.

7. Miss Teen South Carolina will write a geography textbook to cash in on her 15 minutes of fame. In it, children will learn that Iraq has a common border with New Hampshire. Fortunately, most teachers will realize that New Hampshire doesn't border Iraq; rather, Iraq is bordered by Washington, DC. and is a subsidiary of Haliburton.

8. Some politician somewhere will claim to be a moderate libertarian socialist evangelical atheist in an attempt to alienate no one. His/Her campaign manager will be Brian McLaren.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterED, CCLKIN
No Kim. Be thankful you're not claiming to be a prophet because if you did I'd be the first stoking the flames.

I think you are unaware of the deep-seated anti-GOP feeling amongst many Americans at present. The Diego/Hotline poll throughout the year shows that between 45-50% of Americans would vote for the Democratic Candidate (whoever he/she is) while between 26-33% of Americans would vote for the Republican Candidate (whoever he is), with between 17-22% of people unsure. Even with the uncertainty factored in, it is highly unlikely that Americans would vote in a Republican President based upon polling numbers all through 2007.


Democrats control congress now, and voting intentions for 2008 are similar to the presidential one - ie between 45-50% of people intend to vote Democrat while around 35% intend to vote Republican.


At this point I would predict that John Edwards will be the next President. He is polling quite well behind Hillary and Obama.

America will also undergo a recession in 2008 and unemployment will go over 7%. That's my prediction. And I tend to get them right.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterOne Salient Oversight
I was for the Huckster for about 5 minutes after I realized Duncan Hunter didn't stand a chance. Now I realize he's a great big dud. Mitt is too slick, McCain looks too frail and he is a kook (hero, yes...but his dots aren't all on the dice). Romney? I'd vote for him over the dems but what a choice! Thompson doesn't want to be president...
Ron Paul??? Have I been too busy listening to the media about him and not his own words? The few times I heard him speak, I didn't think he was all that.
Hussein Obama? Edwards? I'd settle for Clinton over these guys because she is a known entity. A very bad one, but we know how her mind works. Obama and Edwards are social progressives at their worst.
God help us all...
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhb
My prediction is that American Christianity will continue to be an embarrassing wasteland.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
"You Red Sox fans need to look at how fat and happy the Yanks have been from all those victories in 1996-2001, and how they have lacked the fire in their bellies ever since."

Kim, the Yankees LOST the World Series in 2001.
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDuane

My mistake . . . Of course we lost in 2001--Luis Gonzales' looper off Mariano. Since we've won so many titles, its easy to get confused. Its much easier to keep track if you are an Angels or Red Sox fan.
January 1, 2008 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
THAT was an unnecessary shot.<grin>
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB
#1: Hm. We've had elections like this in the UK of late. The polls show voter apathy as people ask "What's the difference?" And when voters become apathetic, everyone loses.

I think you could use a fair fight between two candidates whose views are clearly opposed. At the moment, the main candidates all seem to be running on who'll keep troops out longest, who'll be nastiest to immigrants, who'll expand government the least, and among the Republicans--who'll pander the best to the "evangelical vote". I don't wish to intrude on your elections, so I'll just say that whether Ron Paul is right or wrong, electable or a liability, at least he's given people something to think about.
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Walker
I'm sorry, but I found the above post about WOMEN very distracting.... not because the message is ridiculous, but because it should have read 'womAn' instead of 'womEn.'

I guess if you aren't a stickler over candidate details, then you wouldn't be about spelling and grammar either. The devil's in the details, you should know that.
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGregory
I predict that Kim grows hair.
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMGB

I grow plenty of hair! The problem is that it is in my ears and on my back! O the joys of middle age . . .
January 1, 2008 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
At least it wasn't "womyn"...<grin>
KR, didn't you say that Adam only grew hair after the Fall?
January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPB

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