One short week ago, predictions that JEB Bush would be the winner of the 2012 Presidential Election were regarded as Exhibit A for proving that the guy who made that statement was a conspiracy theory lunatic who had no concept of the reality of the contemporary American Political scene; this weekend as President Obama makes offers to negotiate with the Republicans and Nancy Pelosi makes plans to be considered for the post of House Minority leader, the idea that Karl "the Architect" Rove could pull it off is one of the possibilities for a complex and rapidly changing battle field situation.
Looking at that harsh prediction from the other "flip side" viewpoint might underscore the potential for any or all Republican candidates with their "eye on the prize" for 2012 would mean writing a column that offers the opinion that "President Obama has completed the scutt work necessary for the mid-term elections and has now magnanimously offered to negotiate with the Republicans while he prepares to coast to reelection in 2012."
Of the two ideas, which sounds more impossible: A. President Obama will coast to reelection or B. In January of 2013, Karl Rove will be the dignitary with the biggest smile as he sits with the elite watching the Inauguration on the temporary structure used every four years?
If political pundits are skeptical about this scenario, why don't they just ask Karl Rove for his take on this prediction?
Is it too early for a JEB prediction? Can an accurate prediction ever be made "too soon"? At the end of 2009, on a different website, the World's Laziest Journalist tried to sound the alarm ("clear the bridge, dive! Dive!") for the readers of liberal web sites, by writing: "Meanwhile, the Republicans are very vocal in their assertions of being the true living patriots, while voting against every motion in sight. Do you suppose that they know something about the unverifiable results that the electronic voting machines will produce next fall, that (t)he Democrats don't see coming? Maybe they should emphasis the point by making Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home' their official song for next year's elections and each time they play it, dedicate it to the Democratic candidates?"
We don't intend to write a column reiterating the same prediction over and over from now until the results of the Iowa caucuses are announced. We will open up the focus of the columns and address other topics in the hopes of amusing and entertaining any regular readers. We may, throw a "brush back pitch" style column (or two?) about the possibilities that, early next year, a student loan application may come back (in the form of impeachment for perjury?) to haunt a certain high profile Democrat.
Naturally, there will be some politically oriented items along the road to the next Presidential Election, such as the fact that on Friday, November 05, 2010, Rush Limbaugh was goading the Republicans into spurning and ignoring President Obama's generous proposal to consider any and all compromise offers from the Republicans. Instead, Uncle Rushbo was inciting the conservatives to consider it as being similar to a chance for (hypothetical) negotiations between the Allies and Japan and Germany before they signed the documents agreeing to unconditional surrenders.
Maybe we'll write a column about the disconnect and, for the headline, run the famous quote from the movie "Cool Hand Luke:" "What we have here is . . . failure to communicate."