The Corner

Predictions in Politics Are Useless

That’s my takeaway from today. Not too long ago, “President Barack Obama” was far from “inevitable,” while the current secretary of state was. A year ago, the resignation of the Alaska governor would be far from breaking news. A day ago, I thought the July 4th weekend Friday afternoon news story would be Sanford’s resignation. A month ago, Jenny Sanford wasn’t a obvious candidate for a Vogue profile. 

Have a happy Independence Day. God’s speed if you’re fighting for our continued independence. 

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