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Prediction #1 Update

Posted on: December 15, 2007

Three years and one month ago I made the following prediction:

The Democratic Party will either go the way of the Whigs, or undergo a profound metamorphosis whereby the current leadership of the party (DNC, the Clintons, U.S. Senators, etc.) is replaced with anti-Corporate leadership.

As of today, only three candidates stand the chance of winning the Democratic nomination for President. A year ago, I noted that one of the three — Barack Obama — seems a tad anti-corporate, albeit politely so.

Then in August of this year, a second of the three — John Edwards — came out as unambiguously anti-corporate:

Real change starts with being honest — the system in Washington is rigged and our government is broken. It’s rigged by greedy corporate powers to protect corporate profits. … For them, more of the same means more money and more power. They’ll do anything they can to keep things just the way they are — not for the country, but for themselves. … The choice for our party could not be more clear. We cannot replace a group of corporate Republicans with a group of corporate Democrats, just swapping the Washington insiders of one party for the Washington insiders of the other. … It’s time to end the game. It’s time to tell the big corporations and the lobbyists who have been running things for too long that their time is over.

As for the third of the three — Hillary Clinton — her standing in the polls has been in a free fall of late.

So one year from the expiry of my prediction, I’d say it’s looking like a “strong likely”. That’s quite an upgrade from last years’ “let’s wait and see” rating.

for the money has gone too far

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