In the presidential contest in 2016, I predict the Democrats will nominate an all female slate of Elizabeth Warren, US Senator from Massachusetts, for president and Wendy Davis, newly elected Governor of Texas, as her running mate. The GOP will nominate Ted Cruz of Texas as their standard-bearer and Mike Lee of Utah for vice president. Both are currently US Senators. The Democrats will win a landslide victory, carrying 49 states and the District of Columbia. The Republicans will carry only Mike Lee’s home state of Utah.
Forecasting this far in advance of an election is tricky business. When I forecasted the 2008 election in mid-2006, I forecasted a contest between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. I was doubly wrong. That was before I decided to support Barack Obama.