So. I predicted Donald Trump would not pick a nationally known political figure, and he did.
Then I predicted Hillary … see below.
I thought she’d choose one of the Castro brothers or Cory Booker, thus sealing the Latino and/or Black vote.
Instead, she picked a white guy, a moderate Democrat who’s well known and highly respected in Virginia and beyond.
Still, I had my doubts about the wisdom of this safe choice, all of which evaporated when I heard his first campaign speech today.
This is exactly how it sounded to me.
So. Two predictions down, two predictions wrong.
I predict that Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president will be male and ethnic, either Black or Hispanic. Probably Hispanic. Maybe sharing a name with a revolutionary or a former slave.
PS I’ve enjoyed and appreciated your many replies, and there’s one I just have to share. It’s from Erin Caslavka in northern California. In response to this, “I predict that Donald Trump will not pick any of [his rivals] as his running mate. I further predict that his choice will not be a nationally known political figure,” she wrote this:
Wait, wait … don’t tell me: it’ll be Cher! Because she’ll bring in the female, LGBT, 60+ and Native American vote AND can perform at the swearing-in ceremony. Plus, she’ll be instrumental in pushing Congress to enact healthcare reform that covers plastic surgery.