Prediction For 2012
We just looked at last year's predictions. Before we get too far into the new year, let's make some new ones. (Readers are invited to make whatever predictions they like in the comments.)
President Obama (and Vice President Biden) will be reelected in a hard-fought race against Mitt Romney.
Marco Rubio will not be on the Republican ticket.
The Republicans will take the Senate, but just barely. The Republicans will hold the House.
The Occupy Wall Street movement will not have a great effect on voters (though I'm not sure how you measure this).
No new Supreme Court Justice will be put on the Court.
The Supreme Court will not find any part of Obamacare unconstitutional.
There will be no successful major terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
There'll be plenty of trouble in Europe, and the Euro will fail.
Assad will fall.
Castro and Chavez won't both survive the year.
By the end of the year, unemployment will be around 7%.
The Dow will be over 12500.
LSU will handily beat Alabama in the BCS National Championshp Game.
Green Bay will take the Super Bowl but it won't be a blowout.
Michigan football will lose no more than three games.
American Idol will still have enough power to be the #1 show on TV.
The crystal ball has never been cloudier for the Oscars in recent times, but here goes. Best Picture: The Artist is too different, Tree Of Life is too arty, The Help is too old, so by default the winner is The Descendants. Best Actor: George Clooney (who's already won one) will just beat his friend Brad Pitt and new name Jean Dujardin. Best Actress: Michelle Williams. Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer. Supporting Actress: The Help's Jessica Chastain will take away enough votes from costar Octavia Spencer to allow Melissa McCarthy to take the award in the most highly competitive category of the night. Best Director: Malik scares them enough to let Alexander Payne win. Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants. Original Screenplay: Could it be time for another Woody--Midnight In Paris.