Back in April last year in a post Kerplunk writes off the chances of three US Presidential candidates I suggested that John McCain, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton could not become president for various reasons.
At the end of the day it is clear that John McCain will gain the Republican nomination and either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will get the Democratic nomination meaning that for only the second time in history a US Senator will become president. The other was JFK.
People who are a good twenty years older than me describe it as the worst field of candidates in their lifetime. It's certainly the worst that I can recall and having studied election races through US history it's hard to find a worse field, though it might exist.
In terms of predictions I think that McCain can't win - too old, too grumpy and he's hardly a conservative - so whoever wins the Democratic nomination will become president.
Regardless of who wins of the three of them the world has dark days ahead.
One of the main things holding back the killing of the free market golden goose is US entrepreneurship. Today's left has decided that because the goose smells a bit and sometimes craps in the wrong spot that it should be killed and replaced with the rubber duck of increased state control. Naturally, if there are no more golden eggs then we'll all end up like Zimbabwe after a time.
None of the three candidates understand the economy. None of the three understand global politics. None of them stand for responsible government.
As the old saying goes, "When the US sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold."
The cold that any of these three could give the rest of the world might lead to pneumonia.
Given the increasing activity of anti-US forces in the world in the form of the UN, EU and Muslim world, supported by their useful idiots in the mainstream media, I think that there are dark days ahead, indeed.