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Happy New Year?

silentCalfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 3:12 AM
Our next POTUS candidate should review Reagan's speeches. No Mr. Nice Guy, Reagan pounded Carter personally and relentlessly. A presidential campaign is a no-holds-barred fight to the death, and is no place for the timid or fastidious. Utter destruction of the opponent must be the goal. But McCain and Romney had no stomach for the fight.
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...