The Magic Fades

Excerpt: As long-time readers know, I have expected Hillary Clinton to succeed George W. Bush on the Cherry Blossom Throne since 2003. But while almost everything has gone precisely as my history-driven theory had it, from John Kerry's defeat in 2004 to the crash-and-burn of the "permanent majority party" idea that was so bandied about by Republican triumphalists during Bush 43's first term, there is a major obstacle that remains to her prophesied ascension. Read More