So it’s been a year and I think I have given Barack Obama enough time to get his act together and start to really shape his presidency the way he wants to in order to leave his stamp on history.

I’m 90% sure that if Sarah Palin decides to run in 2011, she stands a very good chance of becoming the first female president of the United States of America. This is despite her being a right-wing loony-Christian card-carrying member of the American Taliban.

The recent loss of the former seat of one of the Democrats’ figureheads of recent years to a Republican ex-nude model gives us a taste of what’s to come. The electorate is justifiably disappointed with Obama. Elected to effect immediate and comprehensive change, he has betrayed the people who put him in power and they’re sending a clear message the only way they can – through the ballot box.

Paul Street has put together a very thorough analysis of the Obama presidency so far, and how the signs were very clear from the beginning of Obama’s campaign as to how events were likely to play out. The past year has certainly been a wake-up call to America, with both the extreme right and left becoming more active – the extreme right more so since Obama successfully neutralised so much of the left. The next couple of years are going to be very interesting, especially if no one finds a way to make Mrs. Palin sit down and shut up.

Ivan Panarin’s prediction hasn’t come true – yet.