My predictions must be taken with a grain of salt: I’m the guy who predicted a Gore victory throughout 2000, right up to Election Day. (Some Democrats probably think my prediction was dead-on.) Kerry-Ford strikes me as possible only if the Democrats are feeling glum in July and believe they need to throw a Hail-Mary pass to win. The theory would be something like Ford will increase black turnout in the South and tip a few key state’s Kerry’s way. I’m not at all convinced this would happen–but it’s the kind of desperation move a heavy underdog might make. Kerry-Gephardt strikes me as safe for the Dems in many different circumstances. If it tips Missouri, it could even be inspired.