The Future President Clinton
I do not believe that Senator Barack Obama is a serious threat to Senator Clinton or likely to get the nomination. He’s too young, unseasoned and inexperienced. For now, he is a fresh face and someone the anti-Clinton forces can rally around. But I think Obama knows that 2008 is not his year, and he is simply letting the world know that he will be a force to reckon with in the future, as John F. Kennedy did in 1956 and Ronald Reagan did in 1968. Moreover, Obama might make a good running mate for Clinton. After a few years as vice president, he would be well-positioned to become our nation’s first black president. But 2008 is too soon.
As I survey the political scene, I don’t think it’s too soon to make a firm prediction about the 2008 presidential race. I think Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States.
The way I see it, the only reason Al Gore and John Kerry didn’t win in 2000 and 2004 is that they ran two of the worst campaigns in American political history. Yet both lost only by the skin of their teeth.