January 2nd, 2009
02:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Carville makes painful prediction for 2009

 Simple math says Democrats are more likely get caught up in a scandal, Carville says.
Simple math says Democrats are more likely get caught up in a scandal, Carville says.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - You know, people will insist that 2008 had 366 days. I don't believe it. I think it had 36,066 days.

It certainly felt much longer than any year that I've ever experienced. Only time will tell what's in store for us in 2009, but first I have a few predictions.

Internationally, I believe there will be a peace agreement between Israel and Syria in the next 18 months. It is something that will be a priority for the incoming Obama administration.

In domestic politics, my first prediction is one that pains me to make, but I'll make it anyway.

The Democratic Party has had a recent run of corruption and sex scandals. Mathematicians say that there are no such things as streaks and that the last event has nothing to do with the next. The only people who disagree are crapshooters and political operatives. Since I am both, I firmly believe that there are streaks and that political scandals happen in clusters.

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  1. John Janski

    Some dolt here said "Who cares about scandals". Well, you had better care. You voted for these people. If they can't play by the rules vote them the hell out!!!! God Bless Us these next four years!!!!!

    January 2, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. joe

    the democrats can't hold a candle to the ruin the GOP has allowed to take place in America, Bush made claim of no terrorist strike since 911, i equate the current state of housing, banking, employment, energy etc with terrorism, i think the DNC will prevail for quite some time despite the few scandals, American somehow equate terrorism with Muslims, nowadays, they wear dark suits attend ivy league schools, teach Sunday school, describe what Madoff did as anything but terrorism, we label stuff to suit our needs

    January 2, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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