War! Good God Y’all, What’s it Good For?

Now that the war phase of the Iraq operation is winding down, it's time for the Crystal Ball to return and assess the damage. Not damage on the ground, but the damage – or the boost – to various presidential candidates' chances.First, the DEMOCRATS. Let's remember how the last successful...

Third Year Testing

Julius Caesar was warned: "Beware the Ides of March." Our modern presidents should be warned: "Beware the third year." Why, that's the presidential year George W. Bush has just begun! The third year is among the times that try presidents' souls. Take a look at our new analysis of the...

Eve of the State of the Union

SOTU - as in "so to sum up my presidency"

After a post-election hiatus, we officially re-launch Sabatos Crystal Ball as the political planets align. The New Hampshire primary is exactly one year from today , and the 2005 presidential inauguration is just less than two years away. The Crystal Ball has been given a complete overhaul, making our critically...

Huckabee-Clinton Test Chart

Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee are not only the most famous natives of Hope, Arkansas, but they have made similar climbs up the state's political ladder. Each lost their first bid for public office and each served multiple terms as governor before making their first run for president. An asterisk...