I had a pretty good prediction run for 2019 so hopefully I can continue that; however it’s an election year so everything should be extra crazy. So with that in mind, I present my 2020 predictions.
Reparations will be on the Democratic Platform
After several of the Democratic Presidential candidates came out in support of reparations, it’s hard to imagine that this year reparations wouldn’t finally make the platform somehow.
There will be an independent never-Trump candidate in the race
I don’t know how well-funded he or she would be, but for the purpose of sapping GOP votes from Trump to throw the election to the Democrats, there will be an effort to promote someone to give the several hundred never-Trumpers some voting alternative.
Joe Biden will not be the Democratic Nominee.
I’ve been saying it for months, in spite of his rather constant lead near the top of the polls, but the issue is that ultimately, it’s not the gaffes, but the fact that the gaffes will look more and more like dementia rather than “that’s just Joe.” I think the Democrats would prefer a crazed socialist to an obviously mentally failing “moderate.”
There will be an additional impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives this year to consider new impeachment charges.
This of course, is the action of a crazed opposition, but that’s where we are, so I’m confident the House will consider new charges for impeachment.
There will be a Supreme Court vacancy this year.
Even though the Supreme Court prediction burned me last year, I guess I’m a moth driven to the flame on this, so I’m going to say that either due to retirement or death or disablement, there will be an opening.
There will be some sort of Brexit this year.
Democrats will retain control of the House.
Republicans will retain control of the Senate.
You may notice that I didn’t make a prediction on who wins the Presidency. In 2016 I held off until August…and got it wrong. My prediction on what makes the difference in the race is that this will be a turn out election; whoever gets their people to the polls in high enough numbers will win, and as of now, Democrats tend to dominate the ground game.
Also, a not quite prediction:
I wouldn’t really say this is a prediction, both because it’s outside the one year window of this post and because at this point it’s more guess than prediction, but this could move up to a full blown prediction in the future (but that’s just a prediction).
Notre Dame, when rebuilt, will have some sort of Islamic imagery included.