I'm predicting an Obama victory. My major reason is that Willie Dankenbring seems to be pinning his credibility on a McCain/Palin win.
Here's what Willie says in his latest long-winded ad in The Journal (for which, I sincerely hope, Dixon charged him top dollar):
With a proud, arrogant, haughty Obama at the helm, a neophyte, a do-nothing, inexperienced “amateur” in charge as “Commander in Chief,” our decline would be seriously hastened and our national world standing quickly eroded, as enemies began to pounce. The great time of tribulation would be hastened and soon engulf our shores.
With McCain and Palin at the helm, if they win the Presidential race, then it would appear that God in heaven has given us a little more time—perhaps four more years—to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God, to get God’s message out to this war-weary sin-sick world—to thunder and rattle the gates of heaven — before the ‘end’ comes.
Proud, arrogant and haughty... hmm. My terrible confession is that once I thought that Willie was a smart cookie. Tucked safely away in storage I have copies of several of his books from the 1970s - I wouldn't contaminate my bookshelves with them these days.
Willie undoubtedly wrote this schlock with a sudden rush of blood to the head when it briefly appeared that the Palin factor was an asset rather than a liability. In any event, Willie seems to be saying that if McCain takes the presidency, his myopic little godling will sit back in the heavenly armchair and graciously grant humankind an extension to its suffering here below. You'd think Willie would be praying for an Obama victory so this "sin-sick" world would mercifully reach its terminus sooner - but that's hardly his logic. Willie is, I suspect, hoping to pull the same rabbit out of the hat that Rod Meredith did with George W. Bush: elect a conservative and the embarrassingly wrong prophetic speculation can be pushed a little further into the mists.
Then again, I wonder what Willie thinks it means to "thunder and rattle the gates of heaven"... as far as I can see all he does nowadays is write dopey ads for The Journal and issue low quality re-writes of the KJV...
But watch this space: if Obama wins expect the Trib to "engulf our shores" well before "four more years" - for thus saith the prophet.