I think it’s safe to say I don’t have much of a future as a psychic, based on how poorly I performed in my predictions for 2009:
Scott Walker will announce he’s running for Governor. (I know, this is an easy one, but I need a gimme or two on this list)
Well, I was right on this one, but as I mentioned when I made the prediction, it was a gimme. Scott Walker’s been running for governor since the 2006 campaign ended.
Sometime in 2009, Rep. Paul Ryan will announce he’s going to challenge Sen. Russ Feingold for Feingold’s U.S. Senate seat, which is up for election in 2010.
Sen. Feingold has not one, but two challengers, but neither is Rep. Paul Ryan.
We won’t see lines for food or other basic necessities once Barack Obama takes office, as predicted by one conservative blogger.
The blogger referenced in my prediction had said that if Barack Obama were elected president, we’d see lines for food and basic necessities not unlike lines in the Communist-era Soviet Union due to rationing and severe economic distress. Clearly that isn’t the case, so I was right about this one.
The economy will be in significantly better shape before the end of the summer.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say the economy is in significantly better shape than it was before the summer.
At least one more blogger will win an elected office. (There are at least three that I know of that are running for elections in April 2009)
Janet Evans won a seat on the Franklin School Board, so I was right on the money. (But it sure would have been nice to see all three bloggers who ran for office win their elections)
Soon to be former Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota will be implicated and convicted of public misconduct before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Neither has been convicted of anything yet, so the jury’s still out on this one.
Brett Favre will finally hang up his cleats rather than play another season for a mediocre Jets team.
Brett Favre is like a bad rash that just won’t go away. Not only did he not hang up his cleats, but he got his release from the Jets so he could join the Minnesota Vikings, ostensibly so he could “stick it to the Packers” for dumping him in favor of Aaron Rodgers.
The Brewers will surprise a lot of people and win 90 games in the 2009 season.
I was ten games short on this one, in large part because I didn’t think the Brewers pitching would be as atrocious as it ended up being. However, I do think the 2010 team will improve on its 80 win performance in 2009.
Fred Thompson’s new radio show will last just about as long as his presidential campaign, and it’ll be about as successful.
Fred Thompson’s still on the air, so clearly he’s been more successful as a radio host than he was as a presidential candidate.
State Rep. Jeff Wood will refuse to resign his seat in the Assembly and will promptly be booted out in a recall effort by his constituents.
Clearly, I was wrong about this one.